Sydney Airport Issues in AUD and Euro

Sydney Airport Issues in AUD and Euro

Sydney Airport issued a 10 year bond on 16 April, raising A$850 million from bids of A$2.5 billion. The senior secured bond priced at 147 basis points over semi-quarterly swap. It is rare for Sydney Airport to come to the domestic market. The last time was in 2011 when it issued A$100m of seven years and prior to that, in 2010 when it issued $175m of five year bonds.

On 23 April 2024, the company issued EUR1 billion, in two tranches:

  1. EUR500 million for eight years at a margin of 105bps/ mid-swap
  2. EUR500 million for 12 years at a margin of 135bps/ mid-swap

Like the Australian bonds, the European bonds were senior secured. The deal was massively oversubscribed with peak bids of EUR8.5 billion. Despite a volatile market, final pricing was a significant 40 basis points inside initial price thoughts.

European pricing was ‘ever so slightly wider’ of the domestic issue.

Note: Source KangaNews

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Elizabeth Moran
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Elizabeth is a nationally-recognised independent expert on fixed income. She has more than 25 years experience in banking and financial institutions in Australia and the UK and has been published in every major Australian newspaper and investment website. Prior to becoming an independent commentator in 2019 she spent more than 10 years as the head of education and research at fixed income broker FIIG Securities. Prior to joining FIIG, Elizabeth worked as an Editor/Analyst for Rapid Ratings a quantitative credit rating agency. She also spent five years in London, three working as a credit rating analyst for NatWest Markets.