UCB’s hybrid shows unrated names the way

Belgian healthcare group UCB issued a rare unrated hybrid bond on Tuesday, in a deal whose secondary performance outperformed those of all the other corporate transactions priced by European borrowers this week.

  • 11 Mar 2011

UCB returned to the market after going on a roadshow for a hybrid bond late last year and having to cancel its plans for a deal following the onset of the Irish debt crisis.

The company exploited more benign conditions this time as 97 investors placed Eu500m of orders ...

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