IG funds clamour for Bâloise convertible issue

Deals this week for Swiss insurer Bâloise and French consultancy Altran showed the breadth of Europe’s equity-linked market which allowed access to investment grade and unrated firms.

  • 13 Nov 2009

Bâloise raised Sfr242.5m from the first convertible by a European insurance company in the equity-linked market in four years. The fact that the business is rated A- by S&P was particularly appealing to outright funds, which made up around 90% of the order book.

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