Tesla drives off with covenants on $1.5bn bond debut

US electric car firm Tesla was roadshowing a $1.5bn eight year debut bond offering this week. The company can do no wrong in many observers’ eyes, although stripped back documentation is likely to deter at least some investors from the deal.

  • By Max Bower
  • 10 Aug 2017

The eight year non-call three senior unsecured dollar notes mark Tesla’s debut in the bond markets, after years of privately conducted equity fundraising rounds.

Goldman Sachs is leading the deal, which has initial price talk at 5.25%. Perhaps more importantly, however, the bond affords little protection to potential ...

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3 Goldman Sachs 16,576.80 68 5.19%
4 Deutsche Bank 15,107.77 87 4.73%
5 HSBC 14,990.50 96 4.69%

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4 Deutsche Bank 6,384.59 62 6.04%
5 BNP Paribas 5,941.97 66 5.62%

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1 JPMorgan 37,132.38 289 10.73%
2 Citi 29,048.74 232 8.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,989.38 252 8.38%
4 Goldman Sachs 24,953.24 183 7.21%
5 Barclays 23,148.60 155 6.69%