Chesapeake Energy Gets New, Unsecured $2 Billion (!) Loan
Holy smokes. Yesterday Chesapeake Energy, one of largest drillers in both the Marcellus and Utica Shale region, took out an unsecured (unsecured!) 5-year loan from Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Jefferies Finance. How much? Try $2 billion (with a “b”). The loan will be syndicated or sold off to a large group of investors. Chesapeake is using the loan to pay off other previous loans. The company continues to sell off parts of the company to pay off all the loans, including this new one.