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More exchangeable bonds predicted after historic Adnoc trade

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By Sam Kerr
28 May 2021

Equity capital markets participants are predicting the return of exchangeable bonds as a way for large corporates to sell crossholdings or subsidiaries to raise funds without offering the big discounts to investors that come with a block trade. Two deals this week highlighted the importance of the product, a €538m deal by French utility Engie, selling shares in Gaztransport Et Technigaz (GTT) and bonds exchangeable into its shares, and a $1.64bn financing package sold by Adnoc, selling shares and exchangeable bonds in subsidiary Adnoc Distribution.

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By Sam Kerr
28 May 2021