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Pharmaceutical Product Said to Seek $2.2 Billion Debt For Buyout

October 10, 2011

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. plans to finance its buyout by Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman LLC with $2.2 billion of debt, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

The company is seeking a $1.325 billion first-lien term loan, a $175 million revolving credit line and $700 million of bridge financing, said the person, who declined to be identified because the deal is private.

Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman have agreed to buy Pharmaceutical Product Development in a deal valued at $3.9 billion.

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