Bankers Trust New York Corp. and Credit Suisse First Boston are leading a loan package to help back London-based Cadbury Schweppes' planned purchase of two U.S. bottling companies.

The British beverage and candy concern is teaming up with the Carlyle Group, a Washington leveraged buyout firm, to buy Beverage America of Holland, Mich., and Select Beverages of Darien, Ill. The two bottling companies will be merged, forming American Bottling Co., which will be 40% owned by Cadbury and 60% owned by Carlyle.

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