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Sunday, 17 December 2017

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  • South African flag

    Growthpoint puts SA in spotlight

    Top News | 01 December 2017

    A South African real estate company is hoping that investors will look beyond the country’s economic plight and home in on its expansion strategy as it seeks to make a debut bond issue.

  • CeramTec logo

    Ceramtec buyout bonds near launch

    Ticker | 24 November 2017

    German industrial ceramics manufacturer Ceramtec has announced details around the senior notes leg of the €1.6bn debt package backing its buyout by BC Partners.

  • Oil pump jack

    Raffinerie Heide oil dividend recap stokes debate

    Ticker | 24 November 2017

    German refining firm Raffinerie Heide sold a €250m senior secured 5NC2 dividend recapitalisation deal on Friday, with a large chunk earmarked to go into the hands of shareholders.

  • Nigeria

    Nigeria cracks the long end

    Top News | 24 November 2017

    Nigeria strode into the market last week with the first 30-year bond from a sub-Saharan African issuer, excluding South Africa, as the allure of yield proved too much for investors to resist.

  • Covenant Review puts Adler consent under spotlight

    Ticker | 22 November 2017

    Analysts at Covenant Review have questioned the amendments Adler is seeking to make to its 2020 bond, saying a change in covenants would increase secured debt capacity.

  • Desalination

    Investors wait for Fujairah 1

    Ticker | 22 November 2017

    Fujairah 1 finished investor meetings on Tuesday but timing of the deal is unclear. A lead said the issuer is still entertaining the possibility of calls and the transaction is most likely to be next week’s business.

  • Spain Houses

    Colonial springs out of blocks with M&A refi

    Ticker | 21 November 2017

    Spain’s Inmobiliaria Colonial Socimi barely broke its stride in taking out a €1.2bn bridge loan as it launched an €800m dual-tranche bond offering.

  • View of the Renault headquarters in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris

    Renault makes inroads into premium

    Ticker | 21 November 2017

    Renault (Baa3/BBB/BBB-) upsized an eight-year offering by €250m on Tuesday as the French automaker repeated a price move from earlier in the year with a 22bp cut from IPTs.

  • McDonald's logo

    McDonald's offers taste of euros

    Ticker | 21 November 2017

    McDonald’s Corp served up two slabs of fixed-rate euro bonds for investors on Tuesday, as it made its second foray into the currency this year.

  • The flag of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

    Nigeria starts from wide for dual-tranche

    Ticker | 20 November 2017

    Nigeria has begun marketing a US dollar dual-tranche bond offering at attractive levels.