Corporate borrowers that pay up are not desperate, just realistic

British Telecom was criticised for paying 40bp over its credit default swaps to issue a five year euro bond last week. Actually, this was a smart deal, even on its own terms. With the market tanking this week, it even looks prescient.

  • 20 Nov 2007

British Telecommunications issued a Eu1bn five year bond last week, and was criticised by syndicate officials away from the deal for paying too much.

The pricing of 90bp over mid-swaps gave investors a 40bp premium over BT’s credit default swaps. It prompted one banker to exclaim: “this looks ...

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