Rentenbank (AAA/Aaa/AAA) launched a new, minimum A$150 million (US$113.5 million) 11-year Kangaroo bond on 14 June. The forthcoming deal is being marketed at 42 basis points area over semi-quarterly swap, equivalent to 50.75 basis points area over Australian Commonwealth government bond. Pricing is expected on the day of launch, according to lead managers Deutsche Bank and Mizuho Securities.
After a prolific start to 2018, long-end Kangaroo issuance from supranational, sovereign and agency (SSA) issuers has tailed off significantly in recent months, with sizeable transactional volumes seen through the first months of the year reverting back to the small- and medium-sized deals which have previously characterised the market. European Investment Bank (EIB)’s recent deal bucks this trend.