Corporate bankers pin hopes to hat trick of issuance days

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By Mike Turner
25 Mar 2020

A €5.9bn day in the corporate bond primary market and benign conditions elsewhere has led some syndicate bankers to dream of seeing something they haven't for more than a fortnight — a third consecutive day of bond issuance.

Triple-B rated names were the order of the day on Wednesday, following behind a raft of single-A rated companies the day before.

US life sciences group Danaher launched €1.75bn of bonds, Dutch brewer Heineken €1.3bn, French supermarket group Carrefour €1bn, Dutch medical technology maker Philips €1bn and German media conglomerate Bertelsmann €750m in a ...

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