High Yield

  • People news in brief

    People news in brief

    Natixis promotes DCM bankers — Powell quits IFAD job — NatWest Markets makes Peberdy, Donaldson and Manwaring's positions permanent

  • TIM and Autostrade slip in before political fears hit

    TIM and Autostrade slip in before political fears hit

    TIM, formerly Telecom Italia, got almost €4bn of demand for its debut sustainability bond on Monday, a €1bn eight year. The company put its sustainable financing framework in place last year, an umbrella document allowing it to raise green, social or sustainable finance in bond or loan format.

  • Politics and Covid fail to dent UK fee pool optimism

    Politics and Covid fail to dent UK fee pool optimism

    Bankers are betting on a strong year for the UK — Europe’s biggest fee pool — but the overlapping concerns of Brexit, Covid-19 and regulation make for an uncertain outlook, writes David Rothnie.

  • Banks unveil bond leg of Verisure’s €1.6bn divi package

    Banks unveil bond leg of Verisure’s €1.6bn divi package

    Banks launched the bond leg of a combined €5bn refinancing for alarm company Verisure, which will raise cash for a €1.6bn dividend to shareholder Hellman & Friedman. This payment follows the transfer of the company between two H&F funds at a €14bn valuation.

  • Europcar CDS worthless as auction misfires

    Europcar CDS worthless as auction misfires

    Some €700m of CDS contracts referencing Europcar’s debt have been rendered worthless thanks to a technical squeeze in the CDS auction on Wednesday, in a blow for investors who thought they’d hedged their exposure to the troubled car rental firm. The controversial result threatens to reignite debates about whether the CDS market is fit for purpose, ahead of an expected wave of restructurings in the year to come.

  • Together prints first sterling HY of 2021

    Together prints first sterling HY of 2021

    Together Money launched a £450m secured bond on Wednesday, the first sterling issue in the high yield market this year. The specialist mortgage lender was refinancing a bond due in 2024 and paying down some of the drawings under its Charles Street conduit securitization.

  • Autostrade follows TIM’s break through fair value

    Autostrade follows TIM’s break through fair value

    Autostrade per l’Italia, the Italian motorway group, is marketing a nine year unsecured bond through Morgan Stanley, capitalising on the strong demand demonstrated by TIM’s eight year issue on Monday, which came through fair value on a €3.9bn book.

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