Geneva, 20th April 2015 - Trafigura Beheer B.V. (“Trafigura”), a market leader in the global commodities industry, successfully priced today a EUR550 million bond issue under the company’s European Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme. This senior unsecured bond bears a coupon of 5 percent for a 5-year maturity and will be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
Following a very well attended four-day pan-European and Asian roadshow where the company met with more than 50 fixed income investors, the new Trafigura issue received strong support from institutional investors and private banks as reflected by the bond being close to two times over-subscribed.
This new bond marks Trafigura’s second market issuance under its EMTN programme following its inaugural EUR500 million 5.25 percent 2018 bond issuance in November 2013.
The proceeds of the bonds will serve to refinance part of its EUR400 million debut Eurobond which was repaid on 8 April 2015. It will enable Trafigura to extend duration and support its fixed asset investment programme.
“This confirms the continuous diversification of our financing base with institutional investors and demonstrates our capacity to tap the Euro market at regular intervals,” said Christophe Salmon, Trafigura’s Chief Financial Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Joint bookrunners on the transaction were BofAML (B&D), ING, NATIXIS and RABOBANK.
Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Trafigura sources, stores, transports and delivers a range of raw materials (including oil and refined products and metals and minerals) to clients around the world. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets, including 49 percent owned global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura's Mining Group; 50percent owned DT Group which specialises in logistics and trading; and Galena Asset Management. The Company is owned by over 600 of its almost 5,300 employees who work in offices in 36 countries around the world. Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over the last ten years, growing turnover from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD128 billion in 2014. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade. www.trafigura.com