KTH R800 million bond offer over-subscribed06 August 2015
Pan-African investment holding company KTH has completed the issuance of R800m Senior Unsecured Floating Rate Notes under its existing Domestic Medium Term Note (“DMTN”) programme. The proceeds will bolster KTH’s existing cash resources and provide a war chest to fund the company’s current and expected acquisitions.
“We are delighted to announce that the offer was over-subscribed and that we were able to place the 5 year note at a competitive price. The DMTN programme allows us the ability to raise debt in a relatively quick and efficient manner. KTH is still conservatively geared post the new bond issue.” commented KTH CFO Frencel Gillion.
The KTH bond issue is the largest by a BBB rated issuer over the last 18 months. “We were pleased with the continued support that we received from institutional investors. The fact that we were able to achieve this result, despite the current challenges in the local bond market and negative global market sentiment, is an endorsement of the KTH growth strategy and our proven track record,” said KTH CEO Vuyisa Nkonyeni.
This is KTH’s second market bond offer with the first issuance completed in 2012 in the order of R600 million.