KazakhGold Group Ltd

  • 27 Oct 2006
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Guarantors: Senior upstream guarantees from all main operating companies (100% sales and Ebitda)
Rating: B (Fitch)
Amount: $200m
Maturity: 6 November 2013
Issue price: 100.00
Coupon: 9.375%
Spread at re-offer: 467bp over the 4.75% October 2011 UST
Launch date: Thursday 26 October
Payment date: 6 November
Lead mgr: ING

Bookrunner's comment:
The order book was 3.7 times oversubscribed with 118 accounts participating across 21 countries. A lot of accounts had their allocations cut back, so the bonds tightened in secondary trading.
We found it relatively easy setting up meetings because of the strong level of interest. Emerging market accounts found the credit interesting as did high yield crossover accounts who found the seven non-call four structure appealing.
We had three days of roadshows in Asia last week before three days in Europe this week. We went out with guidance of the 9.75% area on Monday, a level we considered fair but eye-catching enough to gather attention.
On Tuesday evening, we tightened to 9.5%-9.75%. The book took off after that. So much so that by the close of play Wednesday, we could clearly do $200m with most people looking at the tight end of the range, allowing us to refine guidance again to 9.375%-9.5%.
We closed books on Wednesday evening and priced a $200m deal at the tight end on Thursday at 4.11pm. The company got a great outcome, achieving the combination of tightness and issuing at the larger end of the size range.

Market appraisal:
"... it rallied a point in under half an hour, or the equivalent of around 20bp. I would question the execution of this deal. That sort of rally suggests they left some money on the table."

"...not a bad result at all. A company like that has limited funding needs and the market is so hot right now, every deal is blowing out."

  • 27 Oct 2006

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 416,634.23 1594 9.03%
2 JPMorgan 379,647.36 1732 8.23%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 359,625.73 1304 7.80%
4 Barclays 267,126.92 1079 5.79%
5 Goldman Sachs 267,110.09 921 5.79%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 45,314.03 193 6.64%
2 Deutsche Bank 37,536.19 138 5.50%
3 BNP Paribas 36,532.54 211 5.36%
4 JPMorgan 34,490.59 115 5.06%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 33,700.87 110 4.94%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 22,398.41 104 8.67%
2 Morgan Stanley 19,092.40 102 7.39%
3 Citi 17,768.49 110 6.88%
4 UBS 17,693.89 71 6.85%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,256.05 98 6.68%