Imperial Brands finds investors still enjoy tobacco

On Thursday, Imperial Brands bucked the recent trend of ethical and sustainable corporate bond issuance, but found plenty of demand for its latest deal. The UK tobacco group had not accessed the bond market for more than two years.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 07 Feb 2019
Demand for green bonds has been huge in recent weeks. Iberdrola’s €800m hybrid bond was more than six times oversubscribed on Tuesday and priced with no new issue premium, but while Imperial would not have attracted the same green bond investors, it was still able to print a ...

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5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,791.79 15 4.90%