Euro high yield deal of the year – Unitymedia

Euro high yield deal of the year – Unitymedia

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Issuer: Unitymedia
Issue date: November 17, 2009
Size: €2.66 billion
Maturity: Senior secured notes: December 17, 2017 (callable after three years); senior notes: December 19, 2019 (callable after five years)
Ratings: B1/BB; B3/B- (Moody’s/ S&P)
Coupon: 8.125%; 9.625%

In November 2009, Liberty Global acquired German cable company Unitymedia in a €3.64 billion deal. Almost €2.7 billion of high yield bonds were issued to help fund the purchase, with the target company itself used as the issuance vehicle