Convert buyers develop taste for CMBS as A-Reit refinances

Asia’s deal-starved structured finance market got an unlikely boost this week in the form of a convertible bond that came with all the features of a commercial mortgage-backed securitisation.

  • 18 Mar 2010
Ascendas Reit sold a S$300m ($215m) exchangeable bond on Monday that sole arranger Citi placed with typical convertible bond investors. The deal replaced a CMBS issue that A-Reit had redeemed early, but in many ways it resembled a CMBS transaction, and some structured finance bankers hope this could ...

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