Colombian conglomerate Gruposura reaches demand record

12 May 2011

Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana (Gruposura) achieved what it called the most oversubscribed deal in the history of Colombian bond issues this week. The holding company attracted $5.2bn of orders for $300m of 10 year debt, a 17 times oversubscription.

Bookrunners Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan priced the deal at 5.786%, or Treasuries plus 260bp. Gruposura Finance, a subsidiary of the company, was a lead manager.

"We whispered at 300bp over Treasuries and managed to tighten pricing to 260bp on the back of strong demand," ...

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