Monday, 23 October 2017

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  • Danone

    Investors stand up for Danone hybrid

    Ticker | 23 October 2017

    Danone is expected to break the record for the lowest coupon on a euro hybrid corporate bond as investors’ desperate search for yield pushes them to buy riskier instruments.

  • CSPP or no, anything goes in high-grade

    Bonds | 20 October 2017

    A combination of lack of supply and ongoing flows into funds helped bolster demand for investment-grade corporate bonds last week as the market remained impervious in the face of one of the most eagerly awaited ECB meetings of 2017.

  • Tesco and Verizon to tender euro and sterling bonds

    Bonds | 20 October 2017

    Tesco and Verizon are out to tender part of their outstanding euro and sterling bonds as more companies seek to improve their debt profiles.

  • Different types of chocolates are seen at the Nestle headquarters in Vevey

    Nestle dusts off Lux vehicle for multi-tranche first

    Ticker | 20 October 2017

    Nestle has dusted off a Luxembourg-domiciled entity to issue its first multi-tranche euro trade since announcing a SFr20bn share buyback programme, the starkest sign yet of a shift in issuance strategy to accommodate shareholders.

  • Aroundtown - the only game in town

    Bonds | 13 October 2017

    Aroundtown extended its onslaught on the European capital markets with its first trade in sterling and its longest non-hybrid deal to date.

  • Investors lap up rare Segro bond

    Bonds | 06 October 2017

    Investors gave the thumbs up to a rare market foray from Segro last week, allowing the issuer to tighten talk twice for the two-tranche trade on combined books of over £1.7bn.

  • British pound sterling banknotes

    Segro sticks to the plan but NHH has to shorten

    Ticker | 04 October 2017

    Segro stuck to its plans of issuing 12 and 20-year sterling debt on Wednesday, but Notting Hill Housing Trust was not as lucky and had to shorten duration from 40 to 31 years on its first sterling deal since 2014.

  • Corporate market restarts in earnest after short pause

    Ticker | 04 October 2017

    The European corporate market restarted in earnest on Wednesday after a two-day hiatus, with borrowers finding plenty of demand for euro trades across the maturity spectrum.

  • Notting Hill Housing Trust draws near

    Ticker | 03 October 2017

    Notting Hill Housing Trust could emerge with its first sterling issue since February 2014 as early as this week as investor meetings draw to a close.

  • Segro lines up sterling for Wednesday window

    Ticker | 03 October 2017

    Segro could surface as early as Wednesday with its first public issue since 2009, a deal that will follow the completion of a five-bond tender and help extend the maturity of its debt.

  • Logo of the French power grid RTE

    RTE plans more long-end supply

    Ticker | 02 October 2017

    RTE is planning to bring a long-dated euro deal, the latest issuer to test investor demand for longer dated assets in the European corporate market.

  • KfW, EBRD nail tight green prints

    Bonds | 29 September 2017

    Public sector issuers took full advantage of the benefits from selling Green bonds last week, nailing levels they would have been unable to achieve with standard vanilla benchmarks.

  • A woman walks past Standard Chartered logo at its headquarters in Hong Kong, China.

    StanChart returns to euros

    Ticker | 28 September 2017

    Enticing pricing levels and good conditions coaxed Standard Chartered back into the senior euro market after a three year absence this week, joining an array of issuers that normally favour Yankees choosing euros instead.

  • StanChart

    StandChart returns to euros after three-year hiatus

    Ticker | 26 September 2017

    Standard Chartered is on track to print its first euro-denominated deal since 2014, joining the fray of Yankee issuers that are favouring euros over US dollars for funding.

  • Long end is the right end

    Bonds | 22 September 2017

    Duration was the order of the day in the corporate market last week as deals continued to tick over, though transaction sizes were relatively modest.

  • 'Phenomenal', 'irrational' Stada buyout bonds defy gravity

    Bonds | 22 September 2017

    Warnings that aggressive covenants would leave investors on the hook at the expense of private equity sponsors did little to derail the financing of Stada’s buyout, with a €1.075bn bond issue becoming the tightest secured and unsecured LBO ever printed in Europe.

  • Stada

    High-yield market goes mad for Stada buyout bond

    Ticker | 21 September 2017

    The bond part of a financing backing the buyout of Stada has been increased by €250m at the expense of the loan market despite warnings that it includes an aggressive covenant package.

  • Frantic new issue chase prevails in strong FIG market

    Ticker | 20 September 2017

    The hunt for new issues did not skip a beat on Wednesday, with Santander Consumer Finance and Mediobanca becoming the latest to attract chunky order books for their euro deals despite offering little in the way of concession.

  • MOVES-BAML's De Naurois takes on coverage role

    Ticker | 20 September 2017

    Adrien de Naurois, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s head of sovereign, supranational and agency debt syndicate, is taking on additional coverage responsibilities at the US bank, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • Austrian Flag 2.jpg

    OeKB preps return to euro benchmark market

    Ticker | 18 September 2017

    Austrian export credit agency Oesterreichische Kontrollbank has mandated banks for its first transaction in euros since 2009, a deal that will follow on the coattails of a heavily oversubscribed dual-tranche issue from its guarantor last week.

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