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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

JPMorgan: `A Little Freeze' in Lending for LBOs

by Calculated Risk on 7/18/2007 03:36:00 PM

From Bloomberg: JPMorgan's Dimon Sees `A Little Freeze' in Lending for LBOs

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said demand for leveraged buyout debt is drying up and banks may be left holding more loans that they can't sell.

There is ``kind of a little freeze in the marketplace,'' Dimon said on a conference call with investors to discuss the New York-based bank's second-quarter earnings. ``If you see this continue you will see the Street taking on a lot of bridge loans and more aggressive repricing of those things.''