* Loans: LBO financing stretches boundaries in cash-rich Japanese market

By Wakako Sato

TOKYO, Feb 22 (LPC) – Cash-rich private equity firms and Japanese banks flush with liquidity are pushing the boundaries of leveraged finance in Asia, with an unusually high leverage multiple expected on the leveraged buyout of Godiva Chocolatier’s businesses in parts of the region.

South Korean private equity firm MBK Partners won the bid for four of Godiva’s 100-plus markets: Japan, South

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