France Télécom vindicated, Eu/£ comeback blows out

13 Dec 2002

France Télécom, Europe’s most indebted company, returned to the Euromarkets in style this week, effortlessly raising nearly Eu3bn in euros and sterling after a market absence of over a year.

The deal, which EuroWeek exclusively predicted last week, generated frenetic demand. Bookrunners ABN Amro, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, CAI and SG took advantage of the positive change in sentiment towards the credit, to attract Eu5.5bn into the deal in under 24 hours. By yesterday's (Thursday's) close, the ...

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