China's Ant Financial in talks for loan of up to $3.5 billion at lower rate
today Oct 17, 2019
Ant Financial, an affiliate of China’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group, is in talks for a syndicated loan of up to $3.5 billion at a lower rate to slash debt costs, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
The company is in discussion with lenders for a $2.5 billion financing that comes with a $1 billion greenshoe option, Bloomberg said.
The price talk for the three-year loan margin is less than 100 basis points over Libor, Bloomberg reported.
Ant Financial was not immediately available for a comment.
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