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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Laura Benitez' s stories

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  • British American Tobacco Cigarette Factory (BAT) in Bayreuth

    BAT sends smoke signals for jumbo

    Top News | 07 July 2017

    British American Tobacco is expected to hit the market in the coming weeks to help fund the US$49bn acquisition of Reynolds in what could be one of the biggest-ever corporate deals in Europe.

  • Annington demolishes debt costs

    Bonds | 07 July 2017

    UK residential property firm Annington Funding replaced its entire capital stack with dramatically cheaper long-term debt in one fell swoop last week, transforming its business by freeing up vital cashflow.

  • BAT

    BAT circles with one of the biggest euro/sterling bonds of all time

    Ticker | 05 July 2017

    With Annington in the market today, another jumbo sterling deal is expected in the coming weeks. BAT is potentially eyeing its jumbo multi-currency M&A bond offering at the end of July, in what could be the biggest ever corporate deal in Europe, according to a banker familiar with the matter. 

  • Sterling explodes with Annington four-trancher

    Ticker | 05 July 2017

    Annington Funding is poised to sell one of the biggest ever corporate sterling bonds via a four-tranche offer, in a bid to replace its entire capital stack with cheaper debt.

  • Sky

    Fox rating stays safe on Sky merger investigation

    Ticker | 03 July 2017

    An in-depth investigation regarding 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky will not impact Fox’s Baa1 credit rating, while a delay in the timing of the deal could result in less debt issued than expected, Moody’s said in a report.

  • Rate chatter pushes Daimler long

    Bonds | 30 June 2017

    Daimler became the first auto company in four years to issue a 20-year bond last week, showing that even borrowers with no real need for long-term financing are eager to lock in low rates while they can.

  • Evonik logo

    Evonik brings hybrids to the fore

    Ticker | 29 June 2017

    Evonik proved that hybrids still serve a purpose for companies with M&A financing needs, raising €500m on Thursday following a lacklustre period of activity for the asset class over the past year.

  • Aroundtown extends into dollar market

    Bonds | 16 June 2017

    Aroundtown last week sold its ninth public trade and first in US dollars, having emerged from nowhere two years ago and quickly capitalised on Europe’s bull market and gung-ho investors.

  • Aroundtown Property Holdings logo

    Aroundtown back in town with US dollar hybrid

    Ticker | 13 June 2017

    Emerging from nowhere two years ago, Aroundtown is set to sell its ninth bond transaction later this week.   

  • vw volkswagen

    VW back in gear with hot hybrid

    Top News | 09 June 2017

    Volkswagen may not be completely out of the woods following its emissions cheating scandal, but investors still jumped at the chance to buy its latest bond last week.