China’s Ctrip seeks $1bn from convertible

The mainland travel agent runs to the convertible bond market one month after an unsuccessful bid for Qunar, another Chinese travel site.

Chinese travel agent Ctrip.com International launched a dual tranche convertible bond issue on Thursday evening under the sole lead of JP Morgan. The $1 billion deal, with a $150 million upsize option, is scheduled to price mid-morning Asian time on Friday.

The first tranche has a five-year maturity and a three-year put option, according to a source close to the deal. These notes due in 2020 are being offered on a coupon range of 0.75% and 1.25%, and a conversation premium range of 42.5% to 47.5%.

The second note has a 10-year maturity with a put option at the end of five years, and is being offered...

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