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Monday, January 14, 2008

Banks Still Trying to Sell Chrysler Debt

by Calculated Risk on 1/14/2008 10:21:00 AM

From the NY Times: Banks to Try Chrysler Loan Sale Again (hat tip Brian)

Remember the $10 billion in financing for Chrysler that five banks were unable to place last year during the midst of the credit crunch?

... JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, are still trying to syndicate the loans.

... bankers have had a difficult time trying to find takers for the auto company’s debt. There have been two efforts at syndicating the loans, one in July and most recently in November ... Now, the banks will wait until conditions improve. “We will be opportunistic,” [Chad Leat, the vice chairman of capital markets origination at Citibank] said. “So far, January is not welcoming at all.”
Third time a charm?