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  • Chinese issuers raise $1.14bn from SLB debuts

    Chinese issuers raise $1.14bn from SLB debuts

    Seven Chinese issuers bagged Rmb7.3bn ($1.14bn) from their inaugural sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) in the onshore market, as part of Beijing’s efforts to meet its ambitious carbon goals.

  • Red Eléctrica and Volvo Treasury prove ‘greenium’ at A ratings

    Red Eléctrica and Volvo Treasury prove ‘greenium’ at A ratings

    The spread benefit of ESG-linked debt was on clear display in Europe’s corporate bond market on Monday. For the second time in days, investors were offered two similar transactions and paid significantly more for the ESG option, in this case a green bond from Red Eléctrica.

  • US, local names crowd into euro corporate market

    US, local names crowd into euro corporate market

    A smattering of European investment grade companies are lining up bond issues, as May continues to bring the turnaround in issuance levels that the market had been hoping for in the run-up to the UK bank holiday at the start of the month.

  • Italian issuers say ‘si grazie’ to HY market

    Italian issuers say ‘si grazie’ to HY market

    Monday brought another strong start to the week for European high yield, with six new bonds announced and other deals, such as EQT’s Cerba healthcare financing, set to close this week. Italian issuers led the way, with bonds for International Design Group, Lutech and Cedacri in the market.

  • Ion spreads financing wings, brings in JP Morgan

    Ion spreads financing wings, brings in JP Morgan

    JP Morgan is running the acquisition financing for Ion Investment Group’s purchase of Italian banking software group Cedacri, a major shift for the finance, technology and data group, which has relied on Credit Suisse and UBS to fund its spree of its debt-fuelled acquisitions. The group also turned to high yield bonds for the first time recently, a major departure for a company which once prized the privacy of the loan market.

  • Cred Ag fills senior DCM roles from within

    Cred Ag fills senior DCM roles from within

    Crédit Agricole has promoted four staffers to fill vacant and newly created jobs in its debt capital markets leadership team, including global head of financial institutions DCM and head of European corporate DCM.

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  • EQT mixes CO2 and diversity in first SLB from private equity

    EQT mixes CO2 and diversity in first SLB from private equity

    EQT achieved a strong response from investors on Friday when it launched the first sustainability-linked bond from a private equity firm, and only the second from a financial company. The €500m deal is tied to greenhouse gas emission cuts and gender diversity metrics.

  • Syndicated loans, bonds boost Cred Ag earnings

    Syndicated loans, bonds boost Cred Ag earnings

    Crédit Agricole emphasised high levels of activity in syndicated loans and fixed income, especially among French clients, as it revealed a strong set of quarterly earnings on Friday.

  • Jacquet Metal Service leads SSD revival

    Jacquet Metal Service leads SSD revival

    French steel parts and distribution company Jacquet Metal Service has launched a further Schuldschein, according to sources. The market is gearing up for somewhat of a renaissance after a moribund 2020 and GlobalCapital understands that 10-15 more transactions are set to be launched in May.

  • LatAm primary charges on with ‘incredible’ deals

    LatAm primary charges on with ‘incredible’ deals

    Four Latin America and Caribbean companies sold new issues in the dollar market at very tight looking levels on Thursday, as investors continue to feel pressure to put to cash to work amid extremely high liquidity.

  • Golden Energy wields high yield

    Golden Energy wields high yield

    Golden Energy and Resources drew in investors with an 8.875% yield on its bond on Thursday, allowing the mining company to raise $285m.

  • Chinese borrowers return to bond market

    Chinese borrowers return to bond market

    Three regular dollar bond issuers from China were the first out of the gates to tap investors on Thursday following a long holiday in the Mainland.

  • Dollar bond market breaks out in green spots

    Dollar bond market breaks out in green spots

    Green bonds took centre stage in the US corporate bond market this week, as issuance began to mount again after the recess for earnings blackouts. No less than three deals paired green and conventional tranches.

  • Learning by doing: SLBs to surge, though role still needs defining

    Learning by doing: SLBs to surge, though role still needs defining

    Sustainability-linked bonds are the hot capital markets product of 2021, and are developing so fast that even specialists in the field find it hard to keep up with the pace. The market has benefited from the very early definition of guiding principles last year but, writes Jon Hay, big questions remain about what the instrument is for and how it should be governed.

  • IG corp buyers show preference for ESG and short maturities

    IG corp buyers show preference for ESG and short maturities

    The demand for sustainability-linked bonds was made clear on Thursday, as French minerals company Imerys’s deal commanded more than double the demand of Swedish property firm Sagax’s conventional trade, despite sharing big similarities.

  • Attractive arb for Deutsche Bahn 12 year Swissie

    Attractive arb for Deutsche Bahn 12 year Swissie

    Despite paying a chunky new issue premium, Deutsche Bahn was still able to score some attractive arbitrage with its latest Swiss franc deal this week, and with favourable pricing on offer for foreign names, bankers are confident more could follow.

  • LimakPort lining up dollar bond as Turkey holds rates steady

    The new governor of Turkey’s central bank, Şahap Kavcıoğlu, kept rates unchanged at his second monetary policy meeting since taking office. Although a rate cut was unlikely, the decision bodes well for next week’s planned dollar bond issue by LimakPort.

  • IG corp investors pile into anything with yield

    IG corp investors pile into anything with yield

    Europe’s high grade corporate bond investors clamoured for spread this week, with low triple-B rated companies Aker BP and Holding d’Infrastructures de Transport (HIT) finding ample demand a day after Eni had sold hybrid debt.

  • 'Greenium' exists for IG corps even at sub-benchmark sizes

    'Greenium' exists for IG corps even at sub-benchmark sizes

    The demand for sustainability-linked bonds was laid bare on Thursday, as French minerals company Imerys’s SLB commanded more than double the demand of Swedish property firm Sagax’s conventional trade, despite both deals sharing major similarities.

  • Tullow tightens docs but gets rescue bond away

    Tullow tightens docs but gets rescue bond away

    Tullow Oil has tightened the already restrictive terms on a new $1.8bn senior secured bond, applying further limits to dividend capacity and restrictions on paying down its unsecured 2025 bonds early. But the company had few other options to stave off a restructuring, other than taking what the market will bear, and the bond looks set to price at the tight end of the 10.25%-10.5% guidance.

  • DCM automation hits milestone with LSEG deal

    DCM automation hits milestone with LSEG deal

    A $7bn equivalent nine-tranche bond issued by London Stock Exchange Group in March put the newest generation of bond documentation software through its paces. It was the first deal of its size and complexity to use one of the growing array of automation technology platforms.

  • Euronext triple tranche shows investors favour short end

    Euronext triple tranche shows investors favour short end

    Euronext, the Dutch-registered, Paris-headquartered stock exchanges group, brought a €1.8bn triple tranche bond issue on Thursday. Investors showed much larger appetite for the shortest maturity as inflation fears linger.

  • Turkey holds fire on rates as LimakPort lines up to print

    Turkey holds fire on rates as LimakPort lines up to print

    The new Turkish central bank governor Sahap Kavcioglu kept rates unchanged at his second monetary policy meeting since taking office. Although a rate cut was unlikely, the decision bodes well for Turkish port operator LimakPort's planned dollar bond next week.

  • Allied bid backers to split $100m fees as G4S debt package lands

    Allied bid backers to split $100m fees as G4S debt package lands

    Banks backing the successful Allied Universal bid for UK security company G4S are set to split around $100m in financing fees for backing the deal, with Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley in line for the lion’s share of the profits, as the $6.3bn eight tranche syndication is priced and the firm is delisted.

  • Sritex bonds plummet after default, downgrades

    Sritex bonds plummet after default, downgrades

    Indonesian textile company Sri Rejeki Isman (Sritex) saw its bonds plummet in the secondary market this week, as investors grappled with the company's missed debt payments and a series of ratings downgrades. Morgan Davis reports.

  • Thin spreads drive investors into lower end of triple-B rated corps

    Thin spreads drive investors into lower end of triple-B rated corps

    Europe’s high grade corporate bond investors showed for the second day in a row on Wednesday how hungry they are for spread. Low triple-B rated credits Aker BP and Holding d’Infrastructures de Transport both increased their bond issues after bumper demand.

  • SMI nets $300m from bonds

    SMI nets $300m from bonds

    Indonesia's Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI) has returned to the dollar bond market after a five-year absence, raising $300m.

  • ESG progress needs the sharp and the blunt

    ESG progress needs the sharp and the blunt

    A small band of committed investors in Tesco has achieved spectacular success with a shareholder motion on healthy food. This should embolden investors to hold issuers to account on a wider range of social matters — and also contains a deeper lesson about how markets bring about change.

  • Eni gets triple oversubscription as hybrids feel the love

    Eni gets triple oversubscription as hybrids feel the love

    Eni, the Italian oil and gas company, got its chunky €2bn hybrid capital issue comfortably oversubscribed on Tuesday, after a similar success for Orange last week. Corporate bond investors are piling money into anything that offers higher returns.

  • IG corporate market roars with May mandates

    IG corporate market roars with May mandates

    Europe’s high grade corporate bond market saw an abundance of mandates on Tuesday, suggesting that the bullish hopes from some corners of the banking world for May’s primary market might be fulfilled.

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