Two UK high street names have been reaching out to European high yield investors this week. After gambling group Gala Coral’s launch of £650m of secured and unsecured 2018 bonds, fashion retailer House of Fraser is said to be starting a roadshow for a £250m seven year bond on Thursday.
Marketing will begin with a lunch in London, according to one investor. The proceeds of the senior secured notes, callable after three years, will be used to refinance debt.
The investor said he thought the offering would be well received, even though the company represents the UK retail