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Friday, 20 October 2017

Danielle Robinson' s stories

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  • The Lockheed Martin Plant in Marietta, Georgia

    Lockheed Martin shines as lone high-grade issuer

    Capital City | 12 February 2015

    Lockheed Martin was lavished with investor attention on Thursday when it brought the only US investment-grade bond deal amid a positive tone, a US$2.25bn offering of 10-, 20- and 30-year notes.

  • The Verizon building in New York

    Verizon announces US$12.5bn exchange offer

    Capital City | 12 February 2015

    Verizon has announced its second jumbo exchange offer in as many years, targeting holders of up to US$30.6bn of existing notes for about US$12.5bn of senior debt.

  • A Wells Fargo bank branch

    US high-grade market sees strong demand even in lull

    Capital City | 11 February 2015

    The US investment-grade bond market took a bit of a breather on Wednesday, with just two issuers coming with new deals to raise US$3.1bn – but demand from the buy-side was substantial.

  • BP logo

    BP leads the way in strong high-grade market

    Capital City | 10 February 2015

    BP Capital Markets received peak orders of US$8bn on Tuesday for a US$2.75bn multi-tranche deal, as investors rushed to grab the first chance this year to buy an oil major’s bonds in bulk.

  • BP logo

    BP Capital markets pulls in guidance on dollar bond

    Capital City | 10 February 2015

    BP Capital Markets was able to tighten its official guidance on a four-part US dollar benchmark bond this morning by 15bp from initial price thoughts, as investors moved back into top quality energy names.

  • A Microsoft booth at a computer software expo

    Microsoft dazzles with US$10.75bn jumbo bond

    Capital City | 09 February 2015

    Microsoft stunned the high-grade bond market on Monday with a US$10.75bn six-tranche trade via active bookrunners Barclays and Citigroup, by far the triple-A rated tech giant’s largest ever – and the biggest of 2015 so far.

  • Microsoft logo

    UPDATE 2 – Microsoft launches biggest bond of the year

    Capital City | 09 February 2015

    Microsoft took a leaf out of Apple’s playbook on Monday and issued a US$10.75bn bond issue – the biggest so far this year – in part to return money to its shareholders.

  • Ballmer

    Order books for Microsoft bond balloon to US$26bn

    Capital City | 09 February 2015

    Microsoft was inundated with more than US$26bn of investor orders for a jumbo bond deal on Monday with buyside accounts attracted by what they described as extraordinarily generous new issue concessions for such a marquee issuer.

  • Apple eyes other currencies after US$6.5bn trade

    Bonds | 06 February 2015

    Apple is expected to look at euros and possibly other currencies to issue bonds following its third visit in as many years to the US market in the past week to raise US$6.5bn.

  • The Merck & Co. campus in Linden, New Jersey

    Merck's US$8bn jumbo the tip of pharma new issue iceberg

    Bonds | 06 February 2015

    Merck & Co kicked off the year’s expected avalanche of acquisition financings by pharmaceutical and medical device companies with a blow-out US$8bn bond offering.