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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Clear Channel and Private equity firms sue Banks

by Calculated Risk on 3/26/2008 07:09:00 PM

From Bloomberg: Clear Channel, Bain, Lee Sue Banks Over Buyout Plan

Clear Channel Communications Inc., Bain Capital LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP sued banks financing the $19.5 billion buyout of Clear Channel to force them to honor funding commitments.
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The banks stand to lose at least $2.7 billion because loan prices have fallen since they agreed to finance the transaction last year.
The banks have about 2.7 billion reasons to find a way out of this deal.