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Russia, CIS, Europe & Turkey Credit Markets Brief: 21 September- 5 October

B&N and Otkrite to merge – Sberbank to withdraw from some European countries – Sibur issued a USD500mn bond – Armenia holds rates – Slovenia places a EUR700mn bond – Turkey to issue gold-backed instruments – Yields on Spain’s bonds spike after referendum

CASE STUDY: Cape Town Wins Race to Issue Africa’s First Municipal Green Bond

The City of Cape Town successfully placed ZAR1bn in new green bonds this Summer to fund a raft of sustainability initiatives in the city, proving once again that cities are a natural fit for sustainable finance instruments.

Case Study: Investors Splash Out on Rotoplas’ Debut MXN2bn Sustainability Bond

Mexican water products manufacturer Grupo Rotoplas saw tight pricing on the company’s – and the Latin American market’s – first sustainability bond to date, a very strong debut made more impressive by the fact that it was launched amidst one of the weakest primary markets Mexico has ever experienced.

CASE STUDY: Nafin’s Yen Bond Cuts a Clear Path to Japan for Mexican Banks

Nacional Financiera SNC (Nafin) became the first Mexican agency to place a Yen bond in 14 years, following in the footsteps of the sovereign to price a JPY10bn 5-year bond at just 68bp over Yen midswaps.

CASE STUDY: EEHC’s Lightning-Fast EGP20bn Syndication to Develop Egypt’s Power Sector

EEHC, Egypt’s main electric power distributor, successfully completed one of the largest loan syndications in the region with the help of two major lenders, National Bank of Egypt and Banque Misr, which, in a pioneering twist, marketed the loan at discount rates on the secondary markets.

CASE STUDY: Credit Bank of Moscow Raises AT1 Capital With Perpetual Bond

The third-largest privately-owned bank in Russia and 9th largest by total assets tapped the international debt markets to successfully boost its capital reserves and stay in line with the Basel III regulatory demands.

CASE STUDY: India’s Rural Electrification Corporation Debuts a US$450mn Green Bond

The state-owned company, which finances and promotes power sector projects in India, successfully launched its inaugural green bond, becoming the first Indian public sector corporate to issue USD-denominated “green” debt and supporting the central government’s sustainability drive.

CASE STUDY: BNDES Prices Flat to Secondaries on Largest Brazilian Green Bond to Date

The Brazilian National Development Bank (BNDES) made its first foray into the capital markets since 2014 a huge success when it priced the country’s largest green bond flat to its secondary curve, tapping into new liquidity pools in Europe and extending the tenor of its existing debt.

CASE STUDY: Votorantim Cimentos Restructures Debt Through Canadian Subsidiary

VCSA’s debut issuance through its Canadian subsidiary saw 3.7x oversubscription rate on its long US$500mn 10-year notes, allowing the company to optimize funding and extend average debt life at minimal cost.

CASE STUDY: QatarRE Scores Trio of Firsts on International Capital Market Debut

Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited (QatarRE) found a narrow window to launch its debut US$450mn hybrid Tier 2 notes to achieve a number of firsts including the most oversubscribed issuance from the MENA region, the tightest coupon on a hybrid capital issuance in the region, and the first US dollar denominated capital market issuance from an insurance company out of MENA.


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