Nestlé exceptionalism: sells €500m bond a day after $500m

Nestlé executed one of its favourite bond maneouvres on Tuesday by selling $500m of Eurodollar notes — another in a long series of small and medium-sized deals to refinance its $11.8bn acquisition of Pfizer’s baby food business in 2012.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 06 Sep 2013

The Aa2/AA rated Swiss foods group picked Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Mizuho to lead the March 2019 (5.5 year) issue.

“Nestlé are pretty good at keeping track of all the markets they access, euros, sterling and dollars, and they are one of the names that works ...

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