Vodafone pays up for treble as weakening tone hits primary market

Single digit new issue premiums had survived the secondary market weakness in corporate bonds of the last few days, but on Wednesday Vodafone had to pay up as it sold a three tranche deal significantly wide of where its existing bonds were trading.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 15 Nov 2017

On Wednesday morning, the iTraxx Europe Total Return Index, which represents the spreads of investment grade credit, was 3bp wider than a week earlier, while its crossover equivalent was 28bp wider.

“In the US market issuers already adjusted to the weaker tone by providing more attractive terms ...

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2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 7.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 6.20%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.16%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 5.77%