Euro rules as BSkyB, Vodafone, Total show market’s depth, appeal

By Jon Hay
11 Sep 2014

Europe’s corporate bond market delivered on bankers’ and investors’ hopes this week, as issuers belted out €13.2bn of deals, pushing this week — by a €20m margin — into the top 10 of the market’s busiest weeks ever.

The week was marked by three large dual tranche deals: €2.5bn for British Sky Broadcasting and €2.75bn for Vodafone on Monday, and €2.5bn for Total on Thursday.

One banker said Monday was only the second time two large dual tranche offerings had been launched on the ...

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