India’s slowing economy is sparking a wave of consolidation, creating opportunities for Asian lenders.
It’s worked like this: Banks desperate for higher yields have turned to lending for leveraged buyouts in India. The loans have supported private equity funds executing the deals.
Foreign-currency syndicated LBO loan volumes involving India have jumped to $891 million across four deals in 2019, compared with $150 million from a single transaction last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Baring Private Equity Asia signed a $360 million loan recently backing the purchase of a stake in NIIT Technologies.Blackstone Group signed a $166 million LBO loan facility for financing the acquisition of Essel Propack Ltd.