“Apple Inc. has its eye on the bond markets again, lining up a potential new deal that would likely build on a track record of blockbuster transactions,” Ben Edwards reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs Inc. are arranging a call for the firm with investors Monday, and a deal, possibly at least partly in euros, could come as soon as this week, according to a person familiar with the matter. The iPhone maker has never issued debt in currencies other than the dollar before,” Edwards reports. “It was last in the bond market in April with a bumper $12 billion deal, following up on last year’s then record-breaking $17 billion sale, Dealogic data show. April’s seven-part bond sale attracted more than $40 billion of investor orders.”
Edwards reports, “Analysts at research firm CreditSights in April said Apple may issue as much as $5 billion in nondollar bonds this year.”
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