By Prakash Chakravarti and Chien Mi Wong
HONG KONG, Aug 31 (LPC) – The rejection of a US$17.6bn bid for fast-food team Yum Asia Holdings has dealt a blow to Asia’s leveraged finance market, which have been eyeing a huge payday from Asia’s biggest personal equity buyout.
Yum Asia the other day rejected a mooted offer of US$46 a share from the consortium led by Chinese investment company Hillhouse Capital Group. an official bid would have respected this new York listed operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands in Asia at 13x Ebitda.
Loan providers had been considering supplying as much as US$8bn of financial obligation, including a senior loan of approximately US$6.5bnвЂ“$7.0bn and a mezzanine funding of US$1.0bnвЂ“$1.5bn, even though Hillhouse consortium hadn’t mandated any banking institutions.
A US$ debt that is 8bn for Yum Asia will have represented leverage of around 6x, utilizing the senior part accounting for 4.8xвЂ“5.2x.
That could have set an archive in Asian finance that is leveraged eclipsing a ВҐ825bn (US$7.51bn) center early into the day when you look at the 12 months when it comes to Bain Capital-led buyout of Toshiba Corp’s memory chip product. Continue reading “Without a doubt about Yum Asia buyout on straight straight straight straight back burner”