March 12, 2013
AMBU has become one of the first companies in Denmark to issue corporate bonds in Danish kroner. The issuance took place in collaboration with Danske Bank, which acted as the sole bookrunner.
On Friday, 8 March, AMBU sold corporate bonds valued at DKK 700 million. There was great interest from institutional and private investors both in Denmark and abroad. The issue was heavily oversubscribed, with orders totalling almost DKK 1 billion. The bonds have a 5-year maturity and a fixed interest rate of 3.35%. Later they will be listed on Nasdaq OMX.
Capital structure bolstered
AMBU is a global leader in certain forms of hospital equipment, with turnover of around DKK 1.5 billion. In February, AMBU acquired the American company King Systems for USD 120 million.
Danske Bank helped arrange the financing of AMBU's acquisition and advised the company on the structure of its debt financing.
Much media interest
The Confederation of Danish Industry, Danish legislators and others have indicated that financing by corporate bonds should not be reserved for only the very largest companies.