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Monday, 23 October 2017

Laura Benitez' s stories

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  • Eurofins

    Eurofins revives euros in face of unrated fan base

    Ticker | 18 July 2017

    Capitalising on gung-ho investor attitude to buying unrated paper, Eurofins Scientific today revived a euro deal from October, when a more disciplined approach from the buyside saw it fall flat.

  • Property firms exploit cheap funding

    Bonds | 14 July 2017

    Issuance from property firms surged in the second quarter, as the sector makes a play on Europe’s dirt-cheap funding conditions and investors’ willingness to forego credit protection and sector risk in return for higher yields.

  • London and Quadrant enjoys real estate debt party

    Ticker | 13 July 2017

    London and Quadrant Housing added to the rush of deals from property firms on Thursday, as investors happily shake off sector risks in exchange for yield.

  • Softbank

    SoftBank starts price talk generously for sub perps

    Ticker | 12 July 2017

    Japanese tech giant SoftBank is out with its eagerly-awaited US dollar Reg S subordinated perps, after marketing the deal around Asia and London over the last week.

  • Demire gets in quick ahead of the high-yield onslaught

    Ticker | 12 July 2017

    German real estate firm Demire priced a €270m 5NC2 deal at a price more akin to an investment-grade bond on Wednesday, demonstrating the strength of German real estate credits amid a deluge of deals, some tricky, in the high-yield market.

  • Aroundtown Property Holdings logo

    Aroundtown back again

    Ticker | 12 July 2017

    Aroundtown is poised to sell its 10th public bond, establishing itself as a regular corporate issuer after coming from nowhere just two years ago.

  • More issuers to feed European HY bond machine

    Ticker | 11 July 2017

    Price whispers for this week’s deluge of high-yield deals began to trickle in on Tuesday, with execution on some expected as soon as tomorrow, ahead of what is expected to be a busy month.

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

    Nestle saves multi-billion take-out for another day

    Ticker | 11 July 2017

    Nestle is in the market with a benchmark eight-year euro bond, but investors will have to wait a bit longer before it starts taking out bigger chunks of debt for its high-profile SFr20bn share buyback programme.

  • A Telekom Austria phone booth

    Telekom Austria enjoys solace

    Ticker | 10 July 2017

    Telekom Austria and ALD had the European corporate market to themselves on Monday, in what is expected to be a quieter week for primary issuance as rates chatter sparks nerves.

  • European high-yield market erupts

    Ticker | 10 July 2017

    The European high-yield market exploded into action on Monday, with five issuers announcing deals in a ‘desperate’ last-ditch attempt to raise debt ahead of potential rates volatility and a summer slowdown.