AfDB makes its return to Australian dollar bond market with launch of US$463.9m 5yr bond

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a A$600 million (US$463.9 million) 5.5-year Kangaroo bond, marking its return to the Australian dollar bond market. The transaction was led by Nomura and RBC Capital Markets. It is the institution’s first benchmark Kangaroo since early 2018 and it is first in the mid-curve since 2015. It is also the largest AUD trade ever issued by the Bank. More than 30 investors participated in the deal, with a total order book of more than A$775 million (US$598.47m), leading to an upsize…

Read More