Italy’s FGA finds demand for €500m despite vague future

FGA Capital, the car finance company owned by Crédit Agricole and Fiat, joined in the newly permissive European corporate bond market on Tuesday with a €500m two year bond issue that was well oversubscribed despite its low profile as an issuer, question marks over its future ownership and the fact that its business is in Italy.

  • 24 Feb 2012

Crédit Agricole, Citigroup and UniCredit led the deal for the issuer, which is rated Baa3/BBB/BBB+, all with negative outlooks and with negative watches from Fitch and Standard & Poor’s.

Uncertainty over how long the company’s joint venture owners will maintain their stakes was the main reason why the deal ...

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