Celanese makes solo run with sub-benchmark

Friday’s sharp turnaround in US sentiment left some European corporate bond players unsure as to how their market might open on Monday. But the tone turned out to be positive and US chemicals company Celanese Corp was ready to take advantage.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 04 Dec 2017
Celanese is rated Baa3/BBB- and had both ratings affirmed in June after it announced a joint venture with private equity firm Blackstone in cigarette filter maker Rhodia Acetow. Celanese owns 70% of the company, which Blackstone originally bought from Belgian chemicals group Solvay for around €1bn earlier this ...

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