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Sunday, 14 March 2021
Feb/Mar 2021 IWI Supplement

Global ESG acceleration a rising tide for sustainable-debt product and practice

The global sustainable-debt market has traditionally taken its lead from Europe but its innovations are increasingly being adopted globally. Susan Barron, global head of green and sustainable capital markets at Barclays in London, and Jake Hartmann, the bank’s Sydney-based director and head of debt capital markets, Australia and New Zealand, share a view on global developments and lessons for Australian borrowers seeking to align with international best practice.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

ASB US dollar tier-two attracts strong offshore interest

ASB Bank is the first New Zealand issuer to price an offshore tier-two deal under the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s new bank-capital definitions. The US dollar transaction was popular with investors – about five times oversubscribed – and priced tighter than similar tier-two debt issued by Australia’s big-four banks.

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

South32 sets stage for further US dollar deals

South32 issued its inaugural public bond in the US dollar 144A market amid choppy conditions and in a tight execution window. The issuer says its debut lays the groundwork for future US dollar transactions.

Thursday, 31 March 2022

AusNet’s investor base stays true in first post-takeover bond

Robust investor engagement supported AusNet Services’ first deal since the electricity and gas distributor’s acquisition last year by a Brookfield Asset Management-led consortium. The transaction was one of Australia’s first true corporate deals of 2022 and is a clear sign markets are calming, according to deal sources.

Thursday, 24 March 2022

AusNet launches six-year benchmark deal

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