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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Pauline Renaud' s stories

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  • Bayer to make history with Monsanto acquisition funding

    Bonds | 15 June 2018

    German chemicals firm Bayer is this week likely to price one of the largest 144A/Reg S format multi-tranche bonds ever seen in the US dollar market, and follow it with a jumbo euro trade to fund its US$63bn takeover of US seed maker Monsanto.

  • ECB signals ready, steady go for primary

    Bonds | 15 June 2018

    Dovish guidance from the ECB on interest rates on Thursday offered the much hoped-for signal that issuers were wanting, with a host of mandates promising plenty of primary activity in the coming days.

  • 2018 Oxford University vs Cambridge University Boat Race

    Investors to take a punt on Cambridge

    Ticker | 14 June 2018

    The University of Cambridge is likely to bring this year’s biggest sterling issuance, having mandated Barclays, HSBC and Morgan Stanley for an up to 60-year senior unsecured bond.

  • Logo of French industrial engineering group Schneider Electric

    Schneider repeats tenor but doubles spread

    Ticker | 13 June 2018

    Schneider Electric covered a €750m nine-year almost five times on Wednesday, but had to pay more than twice the spread of an otherwise identical trade it sold only six months ago.

  • Valeo

    Valeo covers sevens more than six times

    Ticker | 11 June 2018

    Valeo was the only corporate to dip its toe into the European market on Monday as caution prevailed ahead of Thursday’s ECB meeting.

  • Bull and bear

    Regaining confidence, corporates take bites of the bond market

    Ticker | 07 June 2018

    Five European corporate issuers tapped the bond market across a variety of currencies on Thursday, regaining confidence after a burst of volatility took its toll on issuance in the last couple of weeks.

  • The sign and logo of Carrefour is pictured on a building that houses one of its stores in Singapore

    Softer sentiment spooks corporates

    Ticker | 06 June 2018

    A weaker backdrop on Wednesday deterred corporates from issuing despite encouraging signs from Carrefour’s trade the day before.

  • Logo of fixed-income liquidity facilitator Algomi

    MOVES-Algomi names Eaton as CEO

    Ticker | 06 June 2018

    Bond trading technology firm Algomi has picked former MarketAxess EMEA chief operating officer Scott Eaton as its new chief executive, replacing Stu Taylor, who left at the end of March.

  • Volkswagen Bank logo

    VW treads with caution in first corporate market test

    Ticker | 04 June 2018

    Volkswagen Bank was the only corporate out on Monday, finding solid demand and bolstering a market still in recovery mode after a burst of volatility kept issuers on the sidelines for over a week.

  • European corps find US fickle friend

    Bonds | 01 June 2018

    Issuing in US dollars is an obvious choice for European corporates looking to escape volatility in their home market, but the sector is not open to everyone and there are costs that need to be carefully weighed.

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