Taiwan CB

Taiwan's Zhen Ding reopens CB market with $175 million deal

The three-year CB comes with a low conversion premium and attracts solid demand from investors hungry for new issues.
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After two months with no issuance, Taiwan-based Zhen Ding Technology Holding last night reopened the Asian convertible bond market with a three-year deal. The company, which is new to the international markets, refrained from being too aggressive on price and was awarded with solid demand from new issue-starved investors, which allowed it to exercise the entire upsize option as well as half the greenshoe.

This resulted in a total deal size of $175 million and the bookrunners still have the option of exercising the remaining $25 million of the greenshoe in the next 14 days. The CB comprised a base deal of $130 million plus a $20 million upsize option...

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