Verizon-Vodafone Deal Won't Suck M&A Debt Market Dry

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT) -- Yes, it's a lot of money, but the record $49 billion in debt Verizon Communications Inc. is issuing to buy Vodafone Group PLC's stake in Verizon Wireless won't foreclose other big offerings this year, either investment-grade or the riskier kind that fuel private equity deals, experts say.

Verizon is raising money to take total control of its wireless business in a $130 billion deal. The debt will come in eight note series — six fixed-rate, two floating-rate — in a process run by Barclays Capital Inc.,...
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