ABB engineers landmark Sfr850m issue

Engineering giant ABB harnessed the Swiss franc market’s ravenous appetite for corporate debt with the year’s largest deal in the currency. The Sfr850m ($937m) two-trancher included the half-domestic borrower’s first deal in a decade, which bankers hailed as the pick of recent flows.

  • 23 Sep 2011

"This is definitely a candidate for deal of the year," said Andreas Tocchio, a syndicate manager at UBS. "I don’t see any other issuer reaching this result in the next three months," added André Schmid, head of Swiss franc syndicate at Credit Suisse.

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