South Africa’s FirstRand to price $300m bond on Thursday
South African FirstRand Bank has mandated JP Morgan, Mitsubishi UFJ, Standard Chartered and UBS to arrange a $300m five year Reg S bond, having completed investor meetings organised by the same banks on May 11. The meetings, which the leads had said would be in preparation for a deal later in the year, were held in London, Zurich and Geneva. Pricing is expected on Thursday.
The bank, rated A3/BBB+/BBB+, had mandated the same leads to arrange a bond early last year. But its plans were scuppered when the Icelandic ash cloud stopped several key investors from attending meetings.
The bank has also become more adept at tapping the MTN market this year. In March
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