Deal of the Year: Roche

Issuer: Roche Holdings
Size: $30.8 billion equivalent ($16.5 billion, e11.25 billion, £1.25 billion)
Date: February 18, 2009 (USD tranches), February 25 (EUR and GBP tranches)
Ratings: Aa1/AA-
(Moody’s, S&P)
Maturities: 1yr to 30yrs

Bookrunners: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Mitsubishi UFJ, Santander, UBS, Unicredit

Under any circumstances, the $30.8 billion-equivalent bond financing exercise completed by Swiss pharmaceutica

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