Investors learn to love tight spreads as Nordea shows good regional mix
The highest quality borrowers have voiced concern in the past few weeks that their spreads had reached their lowest limits and they would not be able to attract investors. But Nordea’s €1.5bn five year on Monday used the lack of supply to its advantage and won praise from rival FIG bankers.
The Swedish bank printed the deal at 55bp over mid-swaps, tightened from initial guidance of 60bp area by lead managers Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Goldman Sachs, who joined Nordeas own investment bank on the syndication.
That represented a new issue premium of around
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