DL Deals: News & Analysis – 6/22/2020

Ardonagh highlights viability for large unitranches

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It’s not a buyout, but Ardonagh Group’s record unitranche loan of £1.575 billion highlights the viability of jumbo ‘unis’ in a cautious direct lending market.

Ares Management’s direct lending platform in Europe is lead arranger on the financing, while Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec, HPS Investment Partners and KKR are significant lenders, according to Ares.