FirstGroup finds enough investors in the yes camp for solid £325m sale

FirstGroup, the UK bus and train operator, attracted plenty of demand today for a £325m 10 year bond, despite a highly publicised recent setback when its winning of a competition to run the UK’s main west coast train line was rescinded.

  • 22 Nov 2012
The company is rated BBB- by Fitch and Standard & Poor’s; the latter put it on negative outlook after the government decided the competition for the franchise had to be re-run because it had miscalculated. Virgin Rail Group, the present holder of the franchise, which had lost the ...

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