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Private Plane Service VistaJet Pays Up For Debt As Plunging Stocks Stoke Growth Fears

By Paula Seligson and Farhin Lilywala Flying in a private jet has long been a badge of wealth and success, with proponents ranging from Donald Trump to Beyoncé and Jay-Z. But the link between economic prosperity and luxury travel is among the factors that forced a charter plane company to pay more than it expected for debt funding…

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Halcón holders weigh asset sale potential amid oil volatility and looming covenant pressure

Halcón Resources is pushing up against its net leverage covenant as it continues to burn through cash, raising the prospect of asset sales to shore up its balance sheet, according to six sources familiar with the company. Earlier this month, S&P downgraded Halcón to CCC+, citing the possibility of the company breaching the 4x total net…

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Colfax markets DJO Global acquisition bond on diversification and expected asset sale — Deal Preview

Colfax is pitching its bond-financed acquisition of DJO Global on the expectation that the combined company will be able quickly delever by selling its air and gas handling business, according to six buysiders following the deal. Asset sales aside, however, investors are skeptical of execution risk as industrial manufacturer Colfax integrates DJO, a medical device company, the buysiders…

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High yield floodgates open with deluge of drive-bys on the busiest new issue day since September

Investors flocked to drive-by bond deals today, setting up one of the busiest days for high yield new issuance since last fall, according to several buyside and sellside sources. After months of drought amidst broader market volatility and geopolitical uncertainty, the day started with bond deal announcements from MGM Growth Properties, Tenet Healthcare, Albertsons Companies and Vistra Energy. Including several…

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Targa Resources tests high yield appetite with upsized bond offering

As the first US issuer to bring a high yield bond since 29 November, the Targa Resources driveby was met with overwhelming demand by investors watching for signs of more deals to come. However, the midstream producer will pay a premium for its oil and gas exposure and for breaking open the paralyzed market, according to multiple buyside and sellside…

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High yield PMs sharpen pencils for 2019 as selloff highlights risks around growth, trade, oil

High yield investors are becoming pickier as a looming recession, global trade tensions and falling oil prices continue to weigh on high yield spreads despite historically low year-end supply. Increased dispersion between credits is set to be a defining theme for 2019, 10 buysiders told Debtwire. After a sustained selloff in the third quarter that shuttered primary…

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Staples bonds rise alongside quarterly EBITDA, sales – Update

[Editor’s note: This updates Debtwire’s Staples story from yesterday to add reporting in paragraph five on the company’s upcoming dividend plans.] Staples bonds ticked up after the company reported an EBITDA jump in its 3Q18 quarterly earnings report, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The Sycamore Partners-owned retailer’s USD 1bn 8.5% senior unsecured notes…

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Indigo Natural Resources bonds dip amid energy uncertainty despite positive 3Q18 earnings

Broader weakness in the oil and gas sector has weighed on Indigo Natural Resources’ bonds over recent days, despite the company reporting a spike in revenue, EBITDAX and production for the third quarter, according to two sources familiar with the matter. Indigo’s USD 650m 6.875% senior unsecured notes due 2026 initially ticked up nearly a point…

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