Ausgrid Finance returned to the Australian dollar market for only its second domestic transaction, on 29 July. The issuer says it saw a window of opportunity to refinance debt ahead of schedule and moved quickly to take advantage of conducive issuance conditions.
On 29 July, Ausgrid Finance (BBB/Baa1) launched its new Australian dollar denominated, benchmark transaction, offered in either or both a 3.5-year floating-rate note and a 6.5-year fixed-rate line. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming deal is, respectively, 115-120 and 145 basis points area over swap benchmarks.
On 28 July, Ausgrid Finance (BBB/Baa1) began taking indications of interest for an Australian dollar denominated, benchmark transaction. The potential offer includes either or both a 3.5-year floating-rate note and a 6.5-year fixed-rate line. Initial price thoughts are, respectively, 120 and 150 basis points area over swap benchmarks. MUFG Securities, National Australia Bank and UBS are leading.
Ausgrid Finance (BBB/Baa1) mandated MUFG Securities, National Australia Bank and UBS to arrange a series of investor calls in the week beginning 27 July regarding a potential Australian dollar denominated benchmark transaction on 24 July. Ausgrid is considering a 6.5-year fixed-rate line and a shorter-dated floating-rate note.
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