Credit Pipeline

June 30th, 2016 5:41 am | by John Jansen |

Via Bloomberg:

IG CREDIT PIPELINE: HALKBK to Price; TSELEC, POT Added to List
2016-06-30 09:27:22.384 GMT

By Robert Elson
(Bloomberg) — Expected to price today:

* Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS (HALKBK) Baa3/na/BBB-, to price
$bench 144a-Reg-S 5Y, via managers Bank ABC/C/Emirates
NBD/GS/ HSBC/UniCredit; IPT 5.30% area

LATEST UPDATES

* Potash Corp Of Saskatchewan (POT) A3/BBB+, files automatic
debt shelf; last issued March 2015
* Transelec S.A. (TSELEC) Baa1/BBB/BBB, has mandated
C/JPM/Sco/Santan to arrange investor meetings June 30-July
6; potential 144a/Reg-S transaction may follow
* Monsanto (MON) A3/BBB+, still in talks with Bayer (BAYNGR)
A3/A-
* Microsoft (MSFT) Aaa/AAA, added to list of possible issuers,
says Morningstar; also notes PG, DOV as potentials
* Sumitomo Life (SUMILF) A3/BBB+, to hold an investor meeting
July 19, via BofAML; focus to be on hybrid capital
* It last priced a USD deal in 2013
* Korea Gas (KORGAS) Aa2/A+, has mandated C/CS/HSBC/JPM/SG/UBS
to arrange investor meetings June 27-30; 144a/Reg-S
transaction may follow
* KT Corp (KOREAT) Baa1/A-, schedules investor meetings June
16-24, via BNP/BAML/C/Nom, for possible USD 144a/Reg-S
* Dubai’s Emaar Properties (EMAAR) Ba1/BBB-, plans potential
USD bond sale
* USAID Ukraine (AID) heard to be in the works with possible
full faith & credit deal
* Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (SAUDI), weighing sale of $10b-$15b
after end of Ramadan in July
* May replicate Qatar’s $9b sale by issuing 5y, 10y, 30y
bonds, sources say
* Merck & Co (MRK) A1/AA; has not priced a new issue since
Feb. 2015, $1.5b matured May 18
* General Electric Company (GE) A3/AA-, has yet to issue YTD;
parent GE Co has $11.1b maturing this year, $2.3b matured in
May
* GE may be among high grade industrials to add leverage
in 2016, BI says in note

MANDATES/MEETINGS

* Kookmin Bank (CITNAT) A1/A, mandated BAML/CA/HSBC/Miz to
arrange investor meetings June 13-17
* SMBC Aviation Capital (SMBCAC) mandated C/CA/JPM/RBC/SMBC
for investor calls June 8-9; a potential US$ 144a/Reg-S
offering may follow
* Raymond James (RJF) Baa2/BBB, had BAML/JPM/RayJ arrange
investor meetings June 13-15; last priced a new deal in 2012
* Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) Baa3/BBB-, held investor
meeting, via BAML/JPM, June 14
* National Grid (NGGLN) Baa1/na, hired JPM to hold investor
meetings that ran June 1-3

M&A-RELATED

* Shire (SHPLN) Baa3/BBB-, closed $18b Baxalta acquisition
loan; facilities to be refinanced through capital market
debt issuance
* Zimmer Biomet (ZBH) Baa3/BBB, to acquire LDR for ~$1b; co.
said it plans to issue $750m of sr unsecured notes after
deal completion
* Air Liquide (AIFP) A3/A-, held calls regarding Airgas
refinancing; planned to refinance the $12b loan backing the
deal via a combination of USD, EUR long-term bonds
* Bayer (BAYNGR) A3/A-, said to secure $63b financing, via
BAML/CS/GS/HSBC/JPM, for Monsanto (MON) A3/BBB+ bid; co.
likely will issue $20-$30b bonds to refinance part of the
bridge loan
* Great Plains Energy (GXP) Baa2/BBB+ to issue long-term
financing including equity, equity-linked securities and
debt prior to closing of Westar Energy (WR) A2/A deal; says
financing mix will allow it to maintain investment-grade
ratings
* Abbott (ABT) A2/A+; ~$5.7b St. Jude buy, ~$3.1b Alere buy
* $17.2b bridge loan commitment (April 28)
* Sherwin-Williams (SHW) A2/A; ~$9.3b Valspar buy
* $8.3b debt financing expected (March 20)
* Teva (TEVA) Baa1/BBB+; ~$40.5b Allergan generics buy
* $22b bridge; $5b TL commitment (Nov 18)
* Duke Energy (DUK) A3/A-; $4.9b Piedmont Natural buy
* $4.9b bridge (Nov 4)
* Anthem (ANTM) Baa2/A-; ~$50.4b Cigna buy
* $26.5b bridge (July 27)

SHELF FILINGS

* Tesla Motors (TSLA); automatic debt, common stk shelf (May
18)
* Debt may convert to common stk
* Reynolds American (RAI) Baa3/BBB filed automatic debt shelf;
sold $9b last June (May 13)
* Statoil (STLNO) Aa3/A+, files debt shelf; last issued USD
Nov. 2014 (May 9)
* Corporate Office (OFC) Baa3/BBB-; debt shelf (April 12)
* Rogers (RCICN) Baa1/BBB+; $4b debt shelf (March 4)

OTHER

* Discovery Communications (DISCA) Baa3/BBB-; may revisit bond
market this yr, BI says (May 18)
* Ford Motor Credit (F) Baa2/BBB; may have ~$7b issuance this
yr (May 10)
* Wal-Mart (WMT) Aa2/AA; 2 maturities in April (April 1)

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