Vodafone delivers on green promise

Vodafone, the UK-based telecoms company, became on Tuesday the latest issuer to enter the green bond market for the first time, delivering on expectations raised when it published its Green Bond Framework last August. The €750m green note was the shortest of three tranches in a €2.5bn deal that drew €8bn of demand.

  • By Alex Radford, Jon Hay
  • 21 May 2019

The Baa2/BBB+/BBB+ rated issuer is better known in capital raising markets for its elaborate efforts to gain equity credit from the rating agencies without diluting shareholders, than for green finance initiatives.

But in 2015, the company made energy innovation one of its three core global transformation areas, and ...

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5 Citi 11,357.77 51 5.97%

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1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 8.44%
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5 Goldman Sachs 1,928.73 16 5.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 13,711.91 110 9.94%
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3 Goldman Sachs 9,904.15 73 7.18%
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5 Morgan Stanley 8,144.98 61 5.90%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

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1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,394.33 52 5.61%
2 Citi 11,958.92 50 5.42%
3 BNP Paribas 11,494.66 63 5.21%
4 Barclays 10,331.55 45 4.68%
5 JPMorgan 10,244.52 43 4.64%