Ardagh shrinks its deal slightly, gets full $880m takeover cost

Ardagh, the Irish packaging group, sold around $880m of bonds in euros and dollars on Thursday, to finance its takeover of Anchor Glass Container Group in the US.

  • 20 Jul 2012

"It’s a name that people know well on both sides of the Atlantic," said a source close to the deal, adding that it was helpful for the transaction that there were no deals competing in the primary market in Europe and few in the US.

However, at least ...

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