SUEZ successfully priced an inaugural £600 million Green Bond issuance
Following its first two bond issuances denominated in euro in May 2022 and October 2022, SUEZ successfully priced a 20-year inaugural sterling Green Bond.
After a roadshow that gathered more than 60 investors, this new transaction received strong investor demand with a total order book that reached £1.1 bn, implying an oversubscription close to 2 times.
This issuance aims at:
- refinancing part of the €1.2 bn acquisition facility raised in December 2022 to complete the acquisition of SUEZ recycling and recovery UK ;
- diversifying the Group’s investor base ;
- strengthening further the Group’s financial structure by increasing its average debt maturity by 2 years to 8.5 years.
SUEZ long-term senior debt is rated Baa2 (stable outlook) by Moody’s.
HSBC, NatWest Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Santander acted as Joint Active Bookrunners. BBVA, BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley and SMBC acted as Passive Bookrunners.