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SoftBank Raises Over $7bn via Asia’s Second Largest Bond Deal YTD

SoftBank raised over $7bn via an eight-part EUR and USD offering (table above).

The bonds have expected ratings of BB+ and received combined orders over $16bn, ~2.2x issue size. SoftBank last tapped offshore bond markets in 2018 when they raised $1.25bn via USD bonds and €2.62bn via EUR bonds. A spokesperson for the company said the bond deal was due to good market conditions and to expand their investor base. The new dollar 2025s offer a new issue premium of ~10bp over its older 6.125% bonds due April 2025 while the new dollar 2028s were priced at a new issue premium of 40bp over its older 6.25% 2028 that currently yield 4.22%. Its new euro 2024s, 2027s and  2029s offer a new issue premium of 15.5bp, 14.5bp and 21.5bp over its older 4.5% bonds due April 2025, 5.25% bonds due 2027 and 4% 2029s.

SoftBank’s new USD bonds were trading slightly lower:

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