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Strategy & Outlook

Fitch: U.S. Insurers Increase Allocations to Private Placements

U.S. life insurers continue to modestly shift allocations into less liquid asset classes such as private placement corporate bonds as interest rates remain at historically low levels, according to Fitch Ratings.

France's Albioma Priced €80M PP in June

The bonds, which mature in December 2020, were placed with European institutional investors.

Trade Groups Join Forces on Euro PP Standards

Two leading trade groups have joined forces to establish a guide to best practices in Europe’s small but growing private placement market.

EC Plans Study of Europe's PP Markets

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.

BAML Hangs on to Top Slot

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.

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PPL Deal Log

Most Recent US private placements

Upper Peninsula Power

$200M

Peoples Gas

$200M

Fonterra Dairy

$500M

Grainger plc

£75M

Midcoast Energy Partners

$250M

Mullen Group Ltd.

$400M

Auckland Int'l Airport

$250M

Jersey Electricity

£30M

River Fuel Trust

$90M

Mettler-Toledo

$250M

Albioma

€80M

South Jersey Industries

$240M

Shurgard Europe

€300M

Allianz Trust

£100M

Meridian Energy

$140M

Port of Brisbane

AUD175M

Arthur J. Gallagher

$700M

Wood Group

$375M

SA Power Networks

$370M

GPT

$175M

Ansell

$200M

 

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