CRH pulls big book for €750m deal despite lacking peripheral juice

CRH, the Irish building materials maker, showed how strong demand was in the euro bond market today by issuing a €750m seven year bond that attracted a €2.4bn book after reconciliation, despite the issuer no longer offering the pull of a fat spread that it did when tinged with peripheral European risk in 2012.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 08 Oct 2013

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Commerzbank, HSBC and JP Morgan announced a benchmark deal at initial price thoughts of 115bp-120bp over mid-swaps – a far cry from the 317bp at which it issued a €500m seven year bond in January 2012.

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