Sappi draws in orders with 13.25% guidance

Sappi, the South African paper firm which is refinancing bank debt, is expected to price up to $720m of bonds on Friday lunchtime — more than originally planned — while the refinancing of its revolver and term loans will close shortly afterwards.

  • 23 Jul 2009

The five year non-call three year dual tranche issue, which carries expected ratings of Ba2/BB, was originally sized at $500m, and market participants believe that the level of demand shown for the deal shows the increasing buoyancy of the high yield market in Europe.

Although the 13% area appears ...

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