The bonds, which mature in December 2020, were placed with European institutional investors.
Two leading trade groups have joined forces to establish a guide to best practices in Europes small but growing private placement market.
The European Commission is planning to conduct study comparing practices in the region's local private placement markets with practices in other regions, such as the U.S., analyze their strengths and develop policy recommendations for replicating this success more widely.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch held the top spot for traditional private placement league tables in 2014 for the 16th year running; JP Morgan held on to the number two spot, but Barclays moved up two spots to third.
New issues seem to be trickling out of the pipeline for February, quite a contrast to activity seen in recent months, but market players remain optimistic that 2014 will be a robust year for private placement deals.
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SA Power Networks
Government of Aruba
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