WPP dual-trancher goes short as French pair go long

After a reasonable wait, investors are starting to see the more frequent investment grade corporate bond issuers return to the market. On Tuesday, French materials company Saint-Gobain and French telecoms operator Orange sold benchmark deals and UK media company WPP sold a dual-tranche issue.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 13 Mar 2018

WPP, rated Baa2/BBB, has opted for shorter tenors with its most recent euro issues. 

The company printed a €250m three year floating rate note in May 2017 and a €600m four year fixed rate deal in October 2015. There was a £400m 30 year deal between those two, but ...

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