Scholz enjoys blowout on first German SME bond since October

German scrap metal recycler Scholz has issued the first German Mittelstandsanleihe bond for four months, in a rapid and well received €150m sale that could open the way to more deals this year.

  • 16 Feb 2012

The last Mittelstand, or SME, bond was a €30m issue by German publishing house Bastei Lübbe in October. Scholz’s much larger deal was sold to Austrian investors, as well as those in Germany.

Erste Bank and Raiffeisen Bank International were joint bookrunners, with Berenberg Bank and Close Brothers Seydler ...

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