KoRes steers through challenges for $500m bond

Korea Resources Corp (KoRes) navigated a number of hurdles to complete its $500m bond on Tuesday to imminently refinance maturing notes. The company found plenty of support for its annual issuance, but only after it offered a juicy premium to investors.

  • By Morgan Davis
  • 11 Apr 2018
KoRes’s transaction proved tricky from the start. On March 30, South Korea’s ministry of strategy and finance announced that the government would be consolidating KoRes with Mine Reclamation Corp, creating a new firm that will be wholly owned by the government. The consolidation plans will be approved by ...

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Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
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3 JPMorgan 14,738.77 90 4.83%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,099.48 83 4.29%
5 BNP Paribas 11,893.43 89 3.90%

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