Gazing Into Lyondell's Future Traders See Bonds

  • 09 Jun 2002
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Some market players say a bond deal may be ahead for Lyondell Chemical. The company recently filed a shelf registration for up to $3.335 billion in debt or equity securities. That move, combined with a red-hot bond market and the non-call provision on the company's term loan "E" expiring last month, have investors looking for a bond deal that is going to pay down some of the company's bank debt.

Lyondell's term loan "E" has a call protection of 102, although the paper was being quoted at 100 1/2 ­ 101. The $850 million loan, currently priced at LIBOR plus 43/ 8%, is set to mature in June 2006. One dealer said that the company is having a bank meeting next week. Doug Pike, the company's recently appointed director of investor relations, could not comment on whether or not a bond deal was in the works.

 

  • 09 Jun 2002

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2 Citi 4,288 14 10.95
3 Rabobank 2,633 4 6.72
4 Goldman Sachs 2,615 4 6.67
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