Loyal investors back Phones4u’s punchy PIK

Phones4u, the UK mobile phone retailer, priced its £205m PIK toggle bond on Wednesday, after a swift marketing process that began with a roadshow in London on Monday and Tuesday.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 20 Sep 2013

Physical bookrunner Goldman Sachs, with Lloyds as an additional bookrunner, priced the bond at a yield of 10.25%, the tight end of a 25bp range.

“It went really well, we’re very pleased,” said a banker at one of the leads. “Like a lot of the PIK toggle deals ...

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