Pending Bayer deal keeps other corporates away

German pharmaceutical company Bayer is set to contribute to one of the largest weeks of the year by issuance volume for the corporate bond market. Other issuers are watching the developments of that deal closely and planning their own movements around it.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 18 Jun 2018

Bayer met with investors last week as it prepared multi-tranche deals in dollars and euros. The proceeds could be up to $30bn, which Bayer will use to finance its $63bn acquisition of US agricultural biotech firm Monsanto.

In March, Sanofi sold the largest euro corporate bond of ...

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4 Citi 21,095.98 83 5.42%
5 Deutsche Bank 21,068.78 84 5.41%