Loire Finco Luxembourg S.a.r.l. -- Moody's affirms LGC's B3 CFR, changes outlook to positive - Yahoo Finance

by finance.yahoo 01/27/2021

Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today changed to positive from stable the outlook on the ratings of Loire UK Midco 3 Limited (Midco, the company, or LGC) and Loire Finco Luxembourg S.a.r.l. Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed the company's B3 corporate family rating (CFR) and its B3-PD probability of default rating (PDR).


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