Investors pile the bids high but did Tesco sell ’em cheap?

Tesco, the UK supermarket group, chose the morning after the climax of the European Union bailout talks to launch its first bond issue in euros since February 2009, a €750m seven year issue.

  • 28 Oct 2011

The timing was regarded as almost perfect by the leads, while some rivals thought it a baffling mistake. The pricing also divided observers. Some said it was far too generous, while others were sympathetic.

If certainty of execution was the top concern, Tesco certainly achieved that. The A3/A-/A- rated ...

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5 Barclays 19,256.47 129 6.79%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

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1 Deutsche Bank 23,833.79 81 6.44%
2 HSBC 23,751.92 108 6.41%
3 Barclays 23,613.64 104 6.38%
4 BNP Paribas 23,234.24 113 6.27%
5 Citi 20,539.24 87 5.55%