EuroWeek View: BASF deal says little about broader corporate lending

BASF has launched its new revolving credit line at what some regard as a scandalously tight 25bp. But BASF and other blue-chip borrowers like it are funding in a completely different market to most corporate issuers. Deals like this do not reflect the financing conditions available in the wider loans sector.

  • 12 Mar 2013
It’s only three months into 2013, and we already have a contender for the tightest investment grade loan deal of the year. Germany’s BASF has launched a $3bn five year plus one plus one transaction priced at just 25bp. The deal for the A1/A+/A+ rated firm is set ...

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