Rampant demand as investors hoover up Schaeffler, Scentre, Glencore

The European corporate bond market’s charmed life continued on Tuesday, as if the intensifying crisis of Brexit was just a dream. Two triple-B issuers and one single-A all found the same deep demand that has greeted every deal for the past few weeks.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 19 Mar 2019

Schaeffler, the German ball bearings group, was making its first appearance as an investment grade issuer, with ratings of Baa3/BBB-/BBB- (all stable).

Like Abertis’s four tranche deal on Monday, Schaeffler’s had been roadshowed last week, but on a slighly later schedule, culminating on Monday in Amsterdam and Paris.

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1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 8,582.70 34 5.47%
2 Citi 8,191.99 30 5.22%
3 Barclays 7,869.78 33 5.01%
4 BNP Paribas 7,833.50 40 4.99%
5 JPMorgan 7,498.03 29 4.78%