Chinese state-owned property company Yuexiu Property priced a $850 million dual-tranche debut bond deal late Wednesday night, but the bonds sank in secondary trade on Thursday, leading some investors to criticise the deal’s execution.
“I think there was a mispricing,” said one investor. “There were different expectations between investors and the leads about where the bonds were supposed to come at. I think it came too tight. It’s a case of bad habits dying hard with these new issues. The first few deals such as Country Garden have performed, but since then pricing has gotten way too tight.”