Alibaba to bond with investors (in a big way)

Its IPO blazed a trail in the equity markets and now Alibaba is coming back with a record-breaking bond deal.
He's back!!
He's back!!

Alibaba never does anything in half measures and, having already completed the world's biggest IPO, the group is now preparing to launch Asia's largest ever bond offering. Roadshows will begin on Monday for a debut dollar-denominated 144a transaction, which could raise up to $8 billion.

The A1AA-rated group has mandated the same banks, which executed its $8 billion syndicated loan earlier this year Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley, plus Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. Co managers will be BNP Paribas, DBS, HSBC, ING and Mizuho.

The roadshow team has been split in two,...

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