M&A powers US bond market to $42bn as AT&T, Sanofi lift mood

Bond bankers were this week treated to a glut of big-ticket M&A deals as borrowers that had sat out the volatility of the last fortnight returned to the fray or brought forward funding plans.

  • 25 Mar 2011
Telecoms giant AT&T put deal-making back on the top of the agenda when it announced a $39bn acquisition of T-Mobile USA on Sunday, while the bond markets gobbled up M&A-related supply from French pharmaceutical group Sanofi-aventis, which raised $7bn, and US chemicals company Dupont, which tapped the market ...

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