Finance February 2015 Analysis

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Oil & Gas Industry Debt Maturity Cliff Approaches - 23 FEB 2015

These are testing time for some firms in the oil and gas space. At a time when the tenor on a large amount of corporate debt within the industry is coming up for expiration, the price of oil is so low it is making the refinancing of this debt an increasingly complex process. According to data provider Dealogic, as much as USD72.2bn in global oil and gas bonds are set to mature in 2015, via 208...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Apple's Bond Push Enters New Arenas - 16 FEB 2015

Apple is a hit with debt capital market (dcm) investors and the Silicon Valley, CA-based technology giant knows it. Already no stranger to raising fresh capital in debt markets coming into 2015, the tech giant has already sold two bumper bond deals so far this year as it takes full advantage of a drop in borrowing costs to raise further funds for financial engineering and to boost its stock...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - HJ Heinz Kick-starts Declining 2015 High Yield Corporate Bond Activity - 09 FEB 2015

The global high yield bond market may have struggled to gain any real momentum so far this year, but the sight of a large company with a strong track record coming to market early on in the year certainly adds credence to our view that the junk bond sector will outperform the investment grade bond market in 2015. Indeed, last week's USD2.0bn 10-year bond offering from HJ Heinz represents the...

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