News, details on corporate bond issues in the European markets on Friday:
Issue: 900 million pound bond split approximately equally into three tranches to provide financing for the French power company's three UK businesses, said an official at one of the banks managing the deal. Maturities on the notes are seven, 22 and 27 years.
Guidance: mid-swaps plus 180-190 basis points for the seven-year, plus 175-185 basis points for the 22-year and 165-175 basis points for the 27-year tranches, the official said.
Managing banks: Barclays, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley
Ratings: For seven and 27-year tranches - Moody's A2, S&P A, Fitch A. For 22-year tranche - Moody's A3, S&P A, Fitch A.
BANCO POPOLARE SOCIETA COOPERATIVA (BAPO.MI)
Issue: plans Lower Tier 2 fixed-rate euro-denominated bond maturing in 2016, with pricing expected later in the day, said IFR Markets, a Thomson Reuters online news and market analysis service.
Managing bank: Goldman Sachs
Subordinated rating: Moody's A3, S&P BBB+, Fitch BBB+
ALLIED IRISH BANKS (ALBK.I)
Issue: 5-year senior benchmark euro bond, as reported by IFR Markets, a Thomson Reuters online news and market analysis service.
Managing banks: Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and JP Morgan.
Ratings: Moody's A1, S&P A, Fitch A-
CAJA MADRID [CAJAM.UL]
Issue: Spanish savings bank plans 5-year 1 billion euro covered bond, IFR reported.
Guidance: mid-swaps plus 70-75 basis points, IFR said, citing market sources.
Managing banks: Caja Madrid, Citi, Deutsche Bank, HSBC and LBBW.