Carlsberg has been granted a syndicated loan by four lenders.

The company confirmed today (15 February) that GBP2.6bn (US$ 5.16bn) has been offered by Danske Bank, BNP Paribas, Lehman Brothers and Nordea.

The credit facility will break down to GBP205m for one year, with a two-year extension option, GBP1.03bn for three years, GBP770m for five years and a further GBP770m for a five-year revolving credit facility.

The loan is to finance the acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle, the company said.