Shearman & Sterling advised Bolloré on the completion on a five-year €500 million euro bond issue, with an annual coupon of 2.00%. This issue was a private placement in France and outside France except the United States. The bonds are listed on Euronext Paris.
The order book of more than €2 billion confirmed investor confidence in Bolloré's financial condition, and the issuance was finalized with a lower interest rate than the price range initially indicated.
Through this new issue, Bolloré can further diversify its sources of financing and extend the average maturity of its debt.