In this video, Linklaters' partner Nick Syson discusses the latest developments.
More than $550bn of European leveraged buy-out loans are due to mature between now and 2016. Countries perceived to be the least strong are affected the most, while the UK, France and Germany have the largest requirements. The biggest need from a sector perspective is in telecoms, retail, healthcare, chemicals and construction, although these are by no means the only hot spots. Given the economic impact of seismic market changes and increased government intervention, what are the options for refinancing this wall of debt?