ConvaTec sells $900m PIK toggle as more expected in US, Europe

Payment-in-kind (PIK) bonds are the flavour of the year. This has unquestionably been the case in the US leveraged finance market, but bankers are also expecting to see more PIKs in Europe. ConvaTec, a UK-based wound and stoma care firm, has become the latest European issuer to sell PIK notes — in big size, with a short execution and in order to pay a large dividend.

  • By Stefanie Linhardt
  • 08 Aug 2013
The $900m of PIK toggle notes for ConvaTec were sold in the US on Tuesday, one day after the plans were announced. The issue was $100m larger than initially planned and came at the tight end of talk, with an 8.25% cash-pay coupon at 99. The notes mature ...

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