Sika’s €1bn euro debut a blowout amid market calm

Last week's brief quieter spell for investment grade corporate bond issuance in Europe continued this week, with little appearing on screens. What did appear, however, tantalised many investors. On Monday, Sika, the Swiss chemicals and building materials company, managed to slash its pricing while achieving plenty of oversubscription on its first ever bond issue in euros, as it financed its planned acquisition of Parex Group.

  • By Alex Radford
  • 15 Apr 2019

Sika has issued bonds often in the past, but always in Swiss francs. Monday's €1bn euro debut came from a new special purpose vehicle, Sika Capital BV. 

The money will be used to partly refinance a bridge loan facility Sika has taken out to fund its Sfr2.5bn acquisition ...

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