On 19 January, CPPIB Capital (AAA/Aaa), owned and guaranteed by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, revealed plans for a potential Australian dollar denominated, 5-10 year, Reg S, EMTN transaction.
Australian dollar primary market syndicated supply has been muted in the first two weeks of 2021. The two traditional sources of early-year supply are largely missing, and technical factors are largely set against high-grade supply. The bright spot, intermediaries say, is that secondary market dynamics are gradually swinging in support of primary issuance.
On 14 January, Mercedes-Benz Australia Pacific (BBB+/A3/BBB+) launched an Australian dollar denominated, three-year EMTN deal, via Commonwealth Bank of Australia and TD Securities. The transaction has indicative volume of A$100 million (US$77.5 million) and price guidance of 75 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap. Pricing is expected on the day of launch during London hours.