High Yield Bonds

  • Trafigura causes a stir with debut Schuldschein

    Trafigura causes a stir with debut Schuldschein

    One of the world’s largest commodity traders, Trafigura, has launched a Schuldschein which, due to its credit profile and intended yield, is a clear outlier. While some see the borrower as too risky for this market, others see it as a sign of the Schuldschein's growing ambition.

  • Hamburg Airport fails to land Schuldschein

    Hamburg Airport fails to land Schuldschein

    Hamburg Airport has pulled a Schuldschein transaction with an initial target of €100m, according to several market sources, due to a lack of interest from investors.

  • 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.

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