Bridgepoint shows off Thom's €190m bond bling

Thom Europe, the French jewellery retailer owned by private equity firm Bridgepoint, sold a €190m tap of its 2019s to fund the acquisition of Stroili Group, an Italian peer.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 15 Sep 2016

Once Thom absorbs Stroili, it will become the biggest jewellery and watches retailer by number of stores in Europe, and the second largest by sales.

Thom will fund the operation with the issuance of a €190m tap of its debut bond, a €346.776m five year non-call two ...

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