Capgemini successfully refinances Altran’s former debt
Paris, June 16, 2020 – Capgemini announces today that it has successfully priced a total of €1.6 billion bonds comprising 2 tranches:
- €800 million 5-year notes, with a coupon of 0.625% (issue price 99.887%) and
- €800 million 10-year notes, with a coupon of 1.125% (issue price 99.521%).
With this transaction Capgemini is refinancing, under much improved conditions, the financial debt that was carried by Altran Technologies, whose acquisition was completed in April 2020.
This bond offering was a great success with an oversubscription of about 3.5 times. The new bonds issued by Capgemini SE will be rated BBB by Standard & Poor’s, in line with the BBB/stable outlook rating recently assigned to Capgemini.
Carole Ferrand, Chief Financial Officer of Capgemini, said: “After the successful refinancing of the Altran acquisition on the bond market last April, the strong interest aroused by this second bond issue is further evidence of investors’ confidence in the quality of the Group’s financial profile. It is also demonstrating their support of our strategy to position Capgemini as a digital transformation leader for industrial and technology players.
This refinancing enables us to significantly lower the cost of the bank debt that was carried by Altran, while extending Capgemini’s debt maturity. We are thus reinforcing the Group’s financial strength while streamlining its financing structure.”
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