Healthcare Headlines

Rising loan pricing creates challenges for big U.S. buyouts

NEW YORK (LPC) - Rising pricing is creating a more challenging environment for large US buyout loans that were underwritten earlier this year, including a US$13.5bn loan and bond financing for Thomson Reuters Finance and Risk (F&R) unit and an US$8.05bn financing for physician services provider Envision Healthcare.

Australia's Sirtex gets FIRB nod for Chinese buyout

Liver cancer treatment maker Sirtex Medical said on Tuesday Australia's Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) had approved its $1.4 billion buyout by a Chinese consortium, clearing a major hurdle for the deal to go through.