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GOL gets downgraded – Eskom secures US$1.4bn loan – Transelec prices bond – Petrobras re-taps 2021s and 2026s

Jul 8, 2016 // 4:22PM

  • Fitch has downgraded Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.'s (GOL) Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) to 'RD' from 'C', and downgraded GOL and its fully owned subsidiaries' unsecured notes to 'C/RR5'
  • South Africa's Eskom has secured three loan facilities totalling ZAR20bn (US$1.4bn) including a US$365mn unguaranteed senior unsecured loan and a US$10mn guaranteed A-loan from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), both carrying a 20-year tenor with a 2-year grace period, in addition to a US$965m guaranteed syndicated B-loan arranged by the AfDB with the participation of 9 commercial lenders
  • Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) secured a US$230mn loan from ICBC
  • Transelec S.A priced a US$350mn 144A/RegS 12-year senior unsecured note at 3.875% to yield 3.992%. Bookrunners on the deal were Citigroup, JPMorgan, Scotiabank and Santander
  • Petrobras Global Finance B.V., a debt issuing vehicle for Brazil's state-owned oil firm Petrobras, priced a US$3bn two-part bond re-tap of its 2021 and 2026 notes, with US$1.75bn in 2021s paying a coupon of 8.375% and US$1.25bn in 2026s paying a coupon of 8.750%
  • Bahia Sul Holdings GmbH priced a US$500mn 10-year senior unsecured notes yielding 5.875% with a coupon of 5.75%. Global coordinators were JP Morgan and Santander, according to Reuters
  • Zimbabwe is reportedly negotiating a US$986mn loan with Afreximbank in a bid to pay back debt owed to the World Bank
  • Brazilian pulp and paper giant Suzano issued US$500mn in 10-year Green Bonds yielding 5.875% with a coupon of 5.75%

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