Buyout loan trends may reflect Fed, OCC disparities: TRLPC

Scrutiny by U.S. regulators is reshaping the leveraged loan market as bankers complain that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency enforces leveraged lending guidance more stringently than the Federal Reserve, sister service Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp reports.


Warburg Pincus closes buy of Wencor from Odyssey

Warburg Pincus has completed its acquisition of Wencor from Odyssey Investment Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Harris Williams & Co advised Wencor on the transaction. Based in Springville, Utah, Wencor is a provider and distributor of aftermarket aerospace components.

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Navitas nabs up to $500 mln

Navitas Midstream Partners has secured up to $500 million in funding. Warburg Pincus is the lead investor. Based in The Woodlands, Texas, Navitas seeks to develop and acquire midstream assets in North America.

PE-backed National Penn agrees to buy TF Financial for $138 mln

National Penn Bancshares, a portfolio company of Warburg Pincus, has agreed to acquire TF Financial Corp. for $138 million. The transaction is expected to close in late 2014. Sandler O’Neill & Partners provided financial advice to National Penn on the deal while Keefe, Bruyette and Woods was financial advisor to TF Financial. Headquartered in Newtown, Penn., TF Financial’s principal subsidiary is 3rd Fed Bank, which runs 18 retail and commercial banking offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

APG invests in Warburg Pincus’ China warehouse firm

Dutch pension fund APG Asset Management will pay up to $650 million to take a 20 percent stake in Chinese warehouse firm e-Shang, also setting up a joint venture to expand in China, writes Reuters. E-shang is backed by private equity firm Warburg Pincus.

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