Loan Syndication

Awards & Recognition

  • #2 Bookrunner of syndicated loans to U.S. Large Middle Market
    Thomson Reuters, Q1, 2014
  • #1 US Bookrunner of asset-based loans for the year 2013
    Thomson Reuters, 2013
  • #1 U.S. Bookrunner of asset-based loans for the year 2012
    Thomson Reuters, 2012

Overview

If you're looking to borrow more than $75 million, it's likely you'll need a lead lender with the credentials to syndicate the loan. A syndicated loan is typically structured and priced by the lead arranger or agent, who then sells portions of the credit to other lenders or investor groups under terms negotiated by the agent. Today's more diverse investor base often requires that a loan be structured to meet the needs of the market.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Loan Syndications Team is dedicated solely to underwriting, arranging, distributing, and trading senior floating-rate debt to investment and non-investment grade issuers.

Syndicating asset-based deals requires a particular set of skills—collateral exams as well as machinery, equipment, and real estate appraisals. What's really critical in syndication is the reputation of the lead arranger and administrative agent. A combination of expertise in both asset valuation and syndication is why Bank of America Business Capital is one of the largest asset-based lenders in the country in deals over $100 million.

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Spearheading a Turnaround at Milacron with Asset-Based Financing Company Into a Global Leader

Companies in cyclical industries can gain access to a predictable source of capital with an asset-based loan (ABL). A leader across multiple sectors, Milacron used asset-based financing to stage a turnaround, pursue a merger and position itself for future growth.

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Recently, Mergers & Acquisitions was pleased to partner with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to present an executive forum on manufacturing making a return to the U.S.The following article focuses on the "Reshoring: Made in the U.S.A." panel discussion, which covered how companies are making their return to the U.S. and why.

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Manufacturing Returns to the U.S.A.: Staging the Comeback

Recently, Mergers & Acquisitions was pleased to partner with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to present an executive forum on manufacturing making a return to the U.S. The following focuses on the "Staging the Comeback" panel. While many companies want to bring their manufacturing initiatives back to the U.S., making the move is not so simple, it may not be for all manufacturers and it can be costly. This panel discussed which companies are making a return to the U.S. and how they can finance their return.

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Bank of America Business Capital President Jeff McLane Talks With The Deal

Bank of America Business Capital President Jeff McLane sat with Jonathan Marino, senior editor at The Deal magazine, to discuss manufacturing M&A and McLane's outlook on private equity trends, the credit market and why he's optimistic about U.S. companies. Following are highlights of the discussion.

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Auto Supply Industry Rebounds, But Who Will Fund The Growth?

There were worries earlier this year that parts suppliers would not be able to retool and restart idled plants fast enough to meet the rising demand, but our view of the industry is that suppliers have met the first wave of the ramp-up, primarily because the rise has been steady rather than spiked. Another concern has risen, however: How will suppliers meet the demands of the wave of new auto models expected to be introduced within the next four years? 2008 to 2011, the dog that saw GM and Chrysler enter bankruptcy wagged the tail so hard it lost an estimated 57 parts makers and 20 percent of its work force, or 100,000 people.

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Case Study

Atlas Steels Financing Opens Door to More Opportunities

Bank of America Business Capital closed a A$50-million asset-based loan to allow Atlas Steels to expand its presence in the Australia/New Zealand market. Atlas Steels is the largest stainless and specialty steel manufacturer and supplier in the region.

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Asset-Based Lending in Europe Today

"Bespoke ABL Financing" was a common theme at CFA's 7th Annual International Lending Conference at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London in May 2013. This article quotes many of the conference leaders, panelists and organizers who discussed recent developments in cross-border lending and the outlook for European asset-based lending.

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International Transformation: Unlocking Value & Executing Abroad

Corporate and private-equity dealmakers increasingly recognize that international transactions will be a crucial part of any company's growth strategy. But the strategies and practices that are successful domestically don't always translate overseas — a lesson that middle-market companies need to learn quickly, or risk losses on their new ventures.

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