European Companies Using US Debt


June 17, 2012

There have been quite a few articles on the improved debt and financing conditions in the US and Canada, compared to Europe. The trend is ongoing, according to the WSJ, and European companies borrowed some USD 14.4 billion (about USD18 billion at current rates) in the US leveraged-loan market this year, more than double the USD 6.7 billion for all of 2011, according to data from S&P Capital IQ LCD. This year’s volume is the highest amount since 2007 when full-year loan volume was USD12.2 billion, according to S&P.

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