Deals Rumor Mill: Mergermarket, Carlyle, Time Warner

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 3:32 PM EST) -- London private equity firm BC Partners is looking for $400 million in loans to back its $624 million purchase of financial news service Mergermarket, currently owned by publishing giant Pearson PLC, a source told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The buyer is raising a $246 million seven-year loan and a second eight-year loan of roughly half that size. The financing also includes a $40 million revolving credit line. BC Partners, which already owns a string of other financial news and data operations, unveiled its plans to pick up...
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