MGM China turns to bond for attractive funding

Casino operator MGM China Holdings priced a larger-than-expected $1.5bn 144A/Reg S deal this week, and both tranches rallied in the secondary market despite a broader risk-off sentiment.

  • By Addison Gong
  • 09 May 2019

Global co-ordinators Bank of America and Deutsche Bank set the initial price guidance at 5.5%-5.75% for a five year non-call two bond, and 6%-6.25% for a seven year non-call three, on Wednesday morning Asia time.

Bookbuilding was announced against a volatile backdrop stemming from the trade war ...

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