Investment Grade

  • Sucafina brews up bigger sustainability loan

    Sucafina brews up bigger sustainability loan

    Sucafina, a Swiss coffee company, has signed a $500m sustainability-linked borrowing base facility, as a small wave of deals from the German speaking region come to fruition.

  • Suelze Holding signs loan as more line up

    Suelze Holding signs loan as more line up

    Suelzle Holding, a German steel maker, has signed a €140m revolving credit facility, as lenders say there are a handful of similar deals in the works for borrowers in the German speaking region.

  • Chinese FIG names lead the way in Asia’s loan revival

    Chinese FIG names lead the way in Asia’s loan revival

    Chinese financial institutions are leading a revival in Asia’s loan market as they take advantage of a shift in market dynamics to tackle their refinancing needs. Borrowers from other industries are also likely to join the action before long — if only to get ahead of a possible US interest rate hike after a rise in inflation, writes Pan Yue.

  • Corporates must be more transparent on sustainability-linked loans

    Corporates must be more transparent on sustainability-linked loans

    By being allowed to hide the details of sustainability targets and incentives, Europe’s investment grade corporations are being given an easy ride when it comes to sustainability-linked loans. They must be more open if the market is to remain credible.

  • Symrise pledges SLL debut margin changes to charity

    Symrise pledges SLL debut margin changes to charity

    Symrise, a German flavour and fragrance producer, has signed a €500m debut sustainability-linked loan, with the company one of the few to disclose that any margin change due to hitting key performance indicators will be paid directly to charity.

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