Kommuninvest i Sverige AB, rated AAA/Aaa, has successfully issued a long 2-year USD 600 million RegS/144A transaction. The notes, which mature on the 1 June 2020, pay a semi-annual coupon of 2.50 percent and was issued at a spread of mid-swaps flat, which equated to a spread of some 31bps over US Treasury 2.25% due 29 February 2020.
The final orderbook exceeded USD 900 million from 26 accounts, compromised principally of central banks & official institutions and bank treasuries.
Kommuninvest continues to grow as a result of a larger market share and the increased welfare investments by Swedish municipalities and county councils. Of the SEK ~600 bn in municipal sector external loan debt, more than half is today financed via Kommuninvest. Kommuninvest forecasts a total of SEK 85-100 billion in long-term funding in 2018.
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Kommuninvest is a municipal cooperation for efficient and sustainable financing of housing, infrastructure, schools, hospitals etc. Together, we get better loan terms than each one individually. Currently, 288 municipalities and county councils/regions are members of this voluntary cooperation. With total assets of approx. SEK 360 billion (USD ~45 billion), Kommuninvest is the largest lender to the local government sector and the sixth largest credit institution in Sweden. The head office is located in Örebro.
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