- The hybrid bond issuance consists of two EUR 600 million perpetual tranches
- The bonds will be listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange
- The offer is being made exclusively to qualified investors and there will be no public offering of the hybrid bonds in any jurisdiction
German semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies has launched and priced its inaugural EUR 1.2 billion dual-tranche hybrid bond. The proceeds from the issuance will be used to re-finance the proposed Cypress acquisition and for general corporate purposes.
About the hybrid bond
The hybrid bond issuance consists of two EUR 600 million perpetual tranches. Tranche 1 has a non-call period from issuance of 5.5 years and a fixed coupon of 2.875 per cent until the first reset date. Tranche 2 has a non-call period of 8.5 years and a fixed coupon of 3.625 per cent. The bonds will be listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange.
The order book for both hybrid tranches was well oversubscribed enabling a diversified distribution among international institutional investors including fund managers, insurance companies, pension funds, and banks.
S&P Global Ratings has assigned an issue rating of BB+ to the two tranches of the hybrid note. The bonds are expected to receive intermediate equity content (50% equity credit), once Infineon closes the acquisition of Cypress.
No public offering
The offer is being made exclusively to qualified investors within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 and there will be no public offering of the hybrid bonds in any jurisdiction.
“With the hybrid bond issuance, which is following our share placement in June, we have taken a further significant step in re-financing and de-risking the Cypress transaction,” Dr. Sven Schneider, Chief Financial Officer of Infineon, said in a press release.
“The instrument is contributing substantially to the envisaged equity portion of the overall financing. The issuance clearly shows investors’ trust in the prospects of Infineon as well as the future combined company and puts us in a position of great flexibility with respect to timing and instruments for the remaining re-financing needed,” he added.