SIX today placed its first senior unsecured CHF bond with a total volume of CHF 450 million and maturity in 2029 via its holding company SIX Group Ltd.
The Company will use the net proceeds of the bond placement for the refinancing of its outstanding bridge facility associated with the acquisition of BME, which operates all equity markets and official financial systems in Spain, and for general corporate purposes.
The coupon amounts to 0.2% per year, which implies a yield to maturity of 0.1575% per year. Unless the bonds are repaid prematurely or acquired and canceled, they will be repaid at their nominal value on the due date.
The offer aroused considerable interest from a very broad institutional investor base in Switzerland – evidence of the fact that the SIX Group’s stakeholders appreciate its strong track record, its substantial cash generation, robust business model and potential for growth very positively.
The Company has a long-term issuer rating of “A” from S&P Global Ratings Europe Limited (“Standard & Poor’s”), and Standard & Poor’s is also expected to assign an A rating to the bonds.
Credit Suisse, UBS Investment Bank, and Zürcher Kantonalbank acted as the joint lead managers.