Cleanaway Waste Management priced the tightest deal from an unrated Australian industrial issuer in the USPP market since the financial crisis with its recent transaction, placement agents say. The issuer undertook the deal to term out bank debt it took on following an acquisition in 2018 and it says further expansion is on the horizon.
On 2 December, Pepper Group (Pepper) mandated Bank of America, MUFG Securities, National Australia Bank, RBC Capital Markets, Societe Generale and Westpac Institutional Bank to engage investors regarding a potential auto and equipment asset-backed securities (ABS) deal from its SPARKZ programme. Subject to market conditions, the transaction is expected to launch in early 2020.
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Deal sources say Coles Group (Coles) was able to include a 10-year tranche in its first deal since demerging from Wesfarmers on the back of significant investor demand, while the issuer’s brand and deal preparation held it in good stead during a period of substantial deal flow.
On 29 October, Coles Group (Coles) (BBB+/Baa1) launched a new dual-tranche, Australian dollar denominated benchmark transaction. The forthcoming deal consists of seven-year and 10-year tranches, and is expected to price on the day after launch. Indicative price guidance for the tranches is, respectively, 125-130 and 150-155 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap.