Seadrill gets $1bn for offshore investments as Ocean Rig meets US accounts

Seadrill, the Norwegian offshore drilling company, sold its $1bn senior unsecured 2017 notes at the tight end of guidance on Monday.

  • 11 Sep 2012

The unrated issuer priced the five year non-callable bond at par with a 5.625% coupon. Price guidance released by lead manager Goldman Sachs on Monday afternoon was in the 5.75% area.

It was the second dollar transaction for the issuer, after it sold $350m of 6.5% 2015 notes in ...

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