Oatly’s sustainable loan is real deal, says CFO

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By Jon Hay
13 Jul 2020

Oatly, the Swedish oat milk producer, is taking on debt to finance building two new factories with its first ever syndicated loan, and naturally chose a sustainability-linked instrument, its chief financial officer said. Those hoping for an IPO will have to wait a while longer.

The Skr1.925bn (€184m) club loan was signed on June 12. Rabobank (sustainability coordinator), Nordea (coodinator), BNP Paribas and Svensk Exportkredit provided it.

Most sustainability-linked loans so far have been revolving credit facilities that the company does not intend to draw.

The sustainability criteria attached, which typically allow the ...

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