Recent deal outcomes for Transurban Queensland and Sydney Airport demonstrate the ongoing willingness of a range of international markets to provide liquidity to Australian corporate borrowers, deal sources say. While pricing outcomes vary, specific issuers’ funding strategies and the ongoing desire for investor diversification are at least as important drivers of market selection.
In the wake of the first euro-denominated Australian-origin nonfinancial corporate transaction of 2018, issuer and lead managers share in-depth insights into execution strategy in arguably the most volatile global backdrop seen in several years. Flexibility is key, and execution certainty should be the most pertinent consideration for issuers as the balance of power shifts back to investors.
On 14 February, ANZ Banking Group (ANZ) issued the first-ever bond from an Australian bank to be tied to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the first such deal ever in the euro market and just the second from any bank globally. KangaNews spoke to deal sources about the demand drivers, the bank’s own motivations and the shape of market evolution.
ANZ Banking Group (ANZ) (AA-/Aa3/AA-) mandated a new, euro-denominated bond on 13 February via ANZ, Barclays, BNP Paribas and HSBC. The five-year transaction will be issued in line with the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs), meaning proceeds will be used to finance businesses or projects that promote one or more of the 17 SDGs.
The sixth annual corporate borrowers roundtable discussion hosted by BNP Paribas and KangaNews took place in December 2017, at the end of an interesting year for bond issuance by corporate Australia. Key corporate players discuss quantitative tapering (QT), regulation and what 2018 might bring.
KangaNews is proud to present the winners of the institutional and deal categories in the KangaNews Awards 2017. After an extensive voting and verification process, KangaNews can confidently say its results reflect a true market view on the outstanding performers of 2017 in the Australian and New Zealand debt markets.