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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Laura Benitez' s stories

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    LafargeHolcim prepping debt sale despite Syria scandal

    Ticker | 08 May 2017

    LafargeHolcim is gauging investor appetite for sterling debt during a turbulent period for the company, after the CEO announced his resignation a fortnight ago in response to a protection payments scandal in Syria.

  • Ericsson

    Ericsson hangs up on investors

    Top News | 05 May 2017

    Investors who rushed to buy a €1bn deal from Ericsson in February without demanding bondholder protection were left licking their wounds last week when the company was downgraded to junk and the notes gapped wider.

  • Investors expect AT&T to hit debt market

    Bonds | 05 May 2017

    AT&T is expected to tap the European bond market soon to help finance its US$85.4bn acquisition of Time Warner, according to several market participants.

  • Nestle misses investor sweet spot

    Bonds | 05 May 2017

    The Eurodollar market was tested last week when blue-chip Nestle was not able to increase the size of its latest deal after refusing to offer investors a sweetener on price.

  • A C-class by Daimler AG

    Daimler keeps foot on the gas

    Ticker | 04 May 2017

    Daimler is back in the bond market for the fifth time this year, having tapped investors for US dollars, euros and sterling already in 2017.

  • Freshly junked Ericsson bonds take a battering

    Ticker | 03 May 2017

    Investors who threw nearly €8bn of orders and forwent some precious protection to get involved in a €1bn dual-tranche bond for Ericsson were left nursing severe losses on Wednesday after the company was downgraded to junk.

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    Investors expect AT&T to hit debt market

    Ticker | 02 May 2017

    AT&T is expected to tap the European bond market soon to help finance its US$85.4bn acquisition of Time Warner, according to several market participants.

  • Europe to bag more M&A as LVMH lines up bond

    Bonds | 28 April 2017

    Europe’s bond market is set to capture more M&A opportunities in the coming months, with LVMH becoming the latest corporate to announce acquisition-related jumbo debt plans.

  • BoE

    Booming sterling market shakes off BoE exit

    Top News | 28 April 2017

    Local and international companies were out in force in the sterling market last week, helping the sector continue its impressive run this quarter despite the Bank of England pulling the plug on its bond buying programme.

  • M&A

    Investors expect 'quality' jumbo bond from LVMH

    Ticker | 26 April 2017

    Luxury brands company LVMH could revive a muted European corporate bond market with up to €6.5bn of supply in the near future, after announcing its purchase of the Christian Dior Couture brand.