UPDATE 1-Mubadala GE Capital plans benchmark-size bond as soon as April -sources

Mubadala GE Capital is considering a return to the bond market as early as April as it seeks cash to fuel its lending business. The joint venture between the Abu Dhabi state-owned fund and General Electric provides commercial lending, equipment leasing, distribution and vendor finance solutions among other services. Rated Baa2/A by Moody's and Fitch respectively, Mubadala GE Capital has yet to appoint banks to arrange the bond, which will be of benchmark size. It is likely to pick arrangers from the group of banks which lent $750 million to the company in December 2013. The sukuk will probably be part of a regular programme.