BNP Paribas’s debut as a Kangaroo green-bond issuer also introduced a globally innovative structure to the local environmental, social and governance (ESG) market. The transaction, which priced on 3 August, is a standard use-of-proceeds green bond that also rewards investors for the outperformance of a new forward-looking climate-transition equity index.
On 27 May, BNP Paribas (A+/Aa3/AA-) launched a new five-year, Australian dollar denominated, senior non-preferred, benchmark transaction, offered in either or both fixed and floating-rate note formats. Indicative price guidance for the forthcoming deal, which is expected to price on the day of launch, is 210-215 basis points area over swap benchmarks.
Late in the Sydney day on 26 May, BNP Paribas (A+/Aa3/AA-) revealed plans for a new five-year, Australian dollar denominated, senior non-preferred transaction, offered in either or both fixed and floating-rate note formats. BNP Paribas, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac Institutional Bank have been mandated as joint lead mangers.
The cautious but early emergence of Australia and New Zealand from the COVID-19 crisis enabled Scentre Group to convey a positive forecast to debt investors in its recent US dollar deal. The result, deal sources say, was an endorsement for the company and for the prospects of antipodean economic recovery.
APT Pipelines, the borrowing entity of APA Group, has returned to the euro market for the first time since its 2015 debut. Deal sources say the borrower’s credit story and lack of exposure to oil enabled a successful transaction amidst a pocket of volatility.