Novartis finds US bond bid strong but tricky
The US investment grade corporate bond market sprang back to life this week as four big issuers hit the market in quick succession on Thursday, after multi-billion dollar deals from Novartis and Comcast earlier in the week.
Google was the marquee name on Thursday, printing a $1bn 10 year deal that attracted more than $3bn of demand as investors clamoured for a credit that has issued only once before, in 2011.
The search engine leader, rated Aa2/AA, blessed Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs
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