US private placements to get green bug

The trend for green debt issuance is set to touch the US private placement (PP) market this year, bringing yet another segment of the debt capital markets within its ambit.

  • By Silas Brown
  • 10 Jan 2018

The venerable US PP market, dominated by an investor base of American insurance companies, enjoyed record issuance in 2017 of $75bn. Now bankers and borrowers are pushing green private debt as an idea for the future.

“We’ll witness green transactions this year,” said one PP banker in London. “We’re ...

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