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Goodman Fielder mulls raising $250m

Thursday 30th September 2010 1 Comment

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Goodman Fielder, the dual-listed food ingredients manufacturer, is looking to raise as much as $250 million in a new NZX-listed bond to repay bank debt.

The company said it’s considering making an offer of up to $175 million of senior unsecured fixed rate bonds, with the ability to accept $75 million in oversubscriptions, and will decide on what interest rate it will pay before the offer is launched. Its facility with its lenders of A$700 million expires in November, and it’s already raised A$350 million from private investors in America.

The bond is expected to open late next month, and the offer will only be made in New Zealand.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia was appointed as arranger and joint lead manager, with ANZ, BNZ and Craigs Investment Partners also joint lead managers.

Goodman’s shares were unchanged at $1.81 on the NZX and A$1.34 on the ASX.

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On 1 October 2010 at 12:37 pm g murphy said:
does not goodman feilder already hold high dept levels, without going further into dept. becareful investors, comments please.
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