Piaggio’s exchange whizzes as 2021 gets minimum yield

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By Stefanie Linhardt
16 Apr 2014

Piaggio, the Italian motor scooter maker, increased its seven year high yield bond from €200m to €250m and priced it with the minimum yield announced on Monday, as part of an exchange offer.

From guidance of 4.75% area, the Ba3/BB- rated 2021 bond was priced at 4.625% at par. 

“It went extremely well and was heavily oversubscribed,” said a banker close to the deal. “People were expecting there to be a very tight number of bonds on offer and because we ...

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