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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Laura Benitez' s stories

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  • Investors whip Diversey into shape

    Ticker | 25 July 2017

    Diversey has set price talk for its €450m 8NC3 unsecured notes at 5.75% area, having yielded to investor wishes on Friday and dropped a controversial covenant loophole that rubbed them up the wrong way.

  • Investors can’t get enough of Grand City

    Ticker | 25 July 2017

    Investors on Tuesday demonstrated they are far from sick of Triple B rated paper from property companies and piled into an expected €500m nine-year bond from Grand City Properties (Baa2/BBB+).

  • Ericsson

    Ericsson bonds tighten despite downgrade

    Ticker | 25 July 2017

    Ericsson bonds recovered early losses on Tuesday and went on to rally hard despite a downgrade into junk territory by S&P.

  • Investors to eye Allfunds PIK toggle closely

    Ticker | 24 July 2017

    B2B fund distribution platform Allfunds Bank will come under close scrutiny from its own clients this week when it attempts to sell a PIK toggle.

  • Unilever

    Unilever targets zero coupon in triple-tranche foray

    Ticker | 24 July 2017

    Unilever is set to raise €1.9bn via a triple-tranche offering which will include a zero coupon four-year as it capitalises on positive earnings results last week that highlighted its ability to boost returns as an independent firm.

  • The corporate logo of Eversholt Rail Group

    Eversholt tests longer-end demand amid investor unease

    Ticker | 24 July 2017

    UK passenger and freight rolling stock owner Eversholt tested interest for a 25-year secured sterling bond on Monday amid investor caution over the longer-term company risks.

  • Eurofins enjoys unrated demand

    Bonds | 21 July 2017

    Unrated corporate borrowers are capitalising on gung-ho investors, with Eurofins Scientific successfully reviving a deal after its planned euro effort in October fell flat.

  • Corporates front-run ECB as July issuance volumes double

    Ticker | 20 July 2017

    The primary corporate bond market paused on Thursday, with borrowers opting to let the ECB policy meeting unfold before resuming with an unusually busy month for the sector.

  • DS Smith logo from company website

    DS Smith goes both ways

    Ticker | 19 July 2017

    European packaging company DS Smith became the second issuer to hit the capital markets in a bid to wrap up M&A financing this week.

  • Vodafone logos

    Vodafone cuts to the chase

    Ticker | 19 July 2017

    UK telecoms company Vodafone cut to the chase on its latest round of funding on Wednesday, opting to skip IPTs in a typically forthright manner that investors have come to expect from the issuer.