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Banks Provide $1B for Tech Deal

Four financial services companies are providing the software company Attachmate Corp. a $1.09 billion debt package to fund its acquisition of Novell, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Credit Suisse, RBC Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citadel Securities have agreed to provide the financing, which includes an $825 million first-lien term loan, a $225 million second lien and a $40 million revolver, according to the SEC documents.

Novell, of Waltham, Mass., made the filing Monday.

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