EFSF raises €3 billion in new 2022 bond
Luxembourg - The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) on Tuesday raised €3 billion in a new November 2022 bond, its first issue of the year.
“At the current yield levels, investors are looking for opportunities in the short to medium part of the curve. That’s why we decided to go for a short six-year deal. Very strong interest, mainly from the private sector, enabled us to issue at a very attractive level for our beneficiary member states,” said Siegfried Ruhl, EFSF Head of Funding and Investor Relations.
The spread of the zero-coupon bond was fixed at mid-swaps minus 21 basis points, implying a reoffer yield of -0.007%.
Joint lead managers for the transaction were Barclays, HSBC and Societe Generale CIB. Total order books were in excess of €5 billion.
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