Retailers find Swiss allure hard to resist

Two borrowers returning after absences of up to 14 years underscored the Swiss franc market’s appeal for lower rated corporates this week. German supermarket group Metro tapped Swiss investors for the first time since the late 1990s, while domestic kiosk retailer Valora reappeared after seven years away.

  • 03 Feb 2012

"The Swiss franc market is ideal for issuing complementary deals," said Hans-Dieter Hinker, head of group financing at Metro. "It is a small, specialised sector which can be very interesting also for other triple-Bs like us."

The market met the criteria of Metro’s new funding strategy. The company plans ...

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