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London Merchant Securities 'BBB/A-2' Ratings On Watch Negative Following Merger Announcement Nov 06
Standard & Poors, November 2006
STOCKHOLM (Standard & Poor's) Nov. 14, 2006--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today it placed its 'BBB/A-2' corporate credit ratings and 'A-' senior secured debt rating on U.K.-based property investment company London Merchant Securities PLC (LMS) on CreditWatch with negative implications. At the same time, the recovery rating of '1' was affirmed. The CreditWatch placement follows the company's announcement of a proposed merger with Derwent Valley Holdings PLC (not rated). "Although a merger of the two central London office property specialists would strengthen the business profile of the joint group, Standard & Poor's needs to assess how the transaction would affect the combined entity's financial risk profile," said Standard & Poor's credit analyst Andreas Kindahl. The transaction includes a cash...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Derwent London PLC
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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