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New High Yield Bond Ratings October 12 – October 16, 2020

At least 15 companies received downgrades or revisions on high yield bond ratings during the week of October 12 – October 16,...

New Chapter 11 Filings, Disclosures: October 12 – October 16, 2020

At least three major companies have either filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection or defaulted on loans during the week of October...
Wells Fargo Coronavirus Relief

Wells Fargo Fires Over 100 Employees for Coronavirus Relief Fraud

Wells Fargo (WFC) fired over 100 employees for allegedly defrauding a coronavirus relief program from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
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BlackRock Invests in UK Electric Vehicle Startup, Arrival

US funds manager BlackRock Inc. has invested $118 million in electric vehicle startup Arrival Ltd. The investment is the most Arrival has...

COVID-19 and Wildfires Test Mettle of California Wineries

COVID-19 has caused a surge in alcohol-related purchases, but it has also challenged many California wineries, which have had to change the...

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Unison Acquired by Carlyle

Today, the Carlyle Group announced that it has acquired Unison Global in partnership with Unison management. Previously, the Carlyle previously owned the...
KKR Raises 1.3 billion Global Impact Fund

KKR Raises $1.3 Billion for Global Impact Fund

Today, KKR raises a record $1.3 Billion for their new Global Impact Fund, the largest of its kind. The fund is focused...
Digital Media

Mayur Gupta Appointed as CMO for Mass Media Company, Gannett

This week, mass media holding company Gannett Co., Inc. has announced the appointment of former Spotify and Freshly Inc. employee, Mayur Gupta....

New Chapter 11 Filings, Disclosures: August 10 – August 14, 2020

At least three new companies have either defaulted on loans or filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy during the week of August 10...

Nissan’s Long-Term Rating Lowered, Production Cuts to Follow

Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp received a rating downgrade this week, going from BBB to BBB- as of July 3, 2020. The company’s...