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The Republic of Slovenia: Tap EUR 1.5bn 1.1875% 10-year bond offering due 14 March 2029

The Republic of Slovenia, rated Baa1 (Positive – Moody’s) / AA- (Stable – S&P) / A- (Stable – Fitch), successfully reopened its existing 10-year Slovenian Government bond due 14th March 2029 for an additional EUR 350 million.

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On Monday 8th July at 10:00 CET, on the back of a supportive market backdrop, the Republic of Slovenia announced Initial Price Thoughts for a tap of the 10 year benchmark EUR-denominated issue at “MS+10 bps area” with the aim to execute an intraday transaction size of at least EUR 250m. Goldman Sachs International Bank, Jefferies and J.P Morgan jointly led the offering. 

In light of the investor reception, the Republic of Slovenia was able to provide an updated target size of EUR 250-500m. Investor demand grew steadily and revised guidance of “MS+9 bps” was set at around 12:44 CET, with an orderbook in excess of EUR 600m (excluding JLM interest). The transaction was launched at “MS+9bps” at 13:21 CET, with the issuance size set at EUR 350m, which saw participation from a broad institutional and geographical client base.

The transaction priced at 15:24 CET at a re-offer price of 109.875% (re-offer yield of 0.157%).

Allocation by Investor Region                                         

- France   30 %       

- Germany & Austria   25 %

- United Kingdom   16 %

- Rest of Europe   12 %

- Slovenia   9 %

- Switzerland   8 %

Allocation by Investor Type                                             

- Banks/Treasuries   54 %       

- Fund Managers   21 %

- Hedge Fund   11 %

- Other   8 %

- Central Banks/Official Institutions   6 %

 

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