Eurofins Scientific S.E., world leader in food and pharmaceutical products testing and environmental laboratory services, has successfully issued a EUR 150m new hybrid bond governed by Luxemburg law with a perpetual maturity and listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, to refinance its existing EUR 150m hybrid capital. The company has simultaneously launched a tender offer for the existing French law hybrid bond.
The transaction namely maintains balance sheet flexibility to finance external growth plans.
Incorporated as an European company with its registered office in Luxemburg, Eurofins Scientific is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris Stock Exchange.
Eurofins Scientific has appointed HSBC, Bayern LB as agents to place the new hybrid bond with institutional investors across Europe, BNP Paribas Securities Services as tax agent in connection with the new bonds issue and Deutsche Bank AG in relation to the tender offer.
Eurofins Scientific was advised by JeantetAssociés: Catherine CATHIARD, of Counsel, on corporate aspects and Jean-François ADELLE, Partner, and Emmanuelle NAULAIS on financial law aspects, with the assistance of Jérome BACH on Luxemburg aspects.
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