Danone’s 3bp NIP is sweet enough for €650m six year

07 Jun 2013

Danone, the French foods group, thought twice before launching a bond on Monday as the market opened weakly, with corporate credit trading slightly wider and stocks sharply down. But having waited till 9.30am London time, the issuer went ahead — and bankers said the result of its sale vindicated the decision.

"There was a discussion about whether to go ahead today, as it was a drive-by," said a banker at one of the leads, Citigroup, HSBC, Santander and Société Générale. "We wanted to make sure everyone was happy, but it looked like the market was pulling back a bit ...

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