Virgin Media launches $1.25bn bond in sterling, dollars

Virgin Media, the UK cable TV and telecoms company, has launched its bond to finance its tender offer, announced two weeks ago, hoping to price it tomorrow.

  • 24 Oct 2012

The double-B rated issuer wants to raise $1.25bn-equivalent of senior unsecured notes in sterling and dollars.

The February 2022 notes have prospective Ba2/BB-/BB+ ratings and will not be callable.

Joint physical bookrunners Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan (billing and delivering on sterling and dollars respectively), and joint bookrunners BNP ...

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