Singapore - 2 March 2023
Trafigura Group Pte Ltd. ("Trafigura" or "the Group"), a market leader in the global commodities industry, today announced the pricing of a new US Private Placement transaction, raising USD225 million of financing across seven and ten year tenors.
The transaction is the Company's seventh in this market following its first issuance in 2006, and is timed to refinance USD110.5 million of upcoming US Private Placement maturities, and has raised USD114.5 million of additional liquidity for the company. The transaction was increased from an initial USD100 million following strong investor demand, with almost two thirds of the total amount raised in the ten year tranche.
The transaction was priced following an in-person roadshow across five cities in the US and, at USD225 million, is Trafigura's second largest US Private Placement to date. It is also Trafigura's first US Private Placement without a tranche of five years or less, with investors focus towards longer tenors.
Christophe Salmon, Group Chief Financial Officer for Trafigura, said: "This issuance builds on the solid relationships that we have established with investors in the US private placement market over the last 17 years. It is a very valuable source of long term funding for Trafigura and provides diversification of our access to capital. We are committed to the USPP market and will continue to meet the high transparency requirements of this investor base."
Mizuho (Mizuho Securities USA LLC) and MUFG (MUFG Securities Americas Inc.) acted as Agents on the transaction which is due to close and fund on 30 March 2023.
Trafigura is a leading commodities group, owned by its employees and founded 30 years ago. At the heart of global supply, Trafigura connects vital resources to power and build the world. We deploy infrastructure, market expertise and worldwide logistics network to move oil and petroleum products, metals and minerals, gas and power from where they are produced to where they are needed, forming strong relationships that make supply chains more efficient, secure and sustainable. We invest in renewable energy projects and technologies to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy, including through joint ventures H2Energy Europe and Nala Renewables.
The Trafigura Group also comprises industrial assets and operating businesses including multi-metals producer Nyrstar, fuel storage and distribution company Puma Energy, and our Impala Terminals joint venture. The Group employs over 12,000 people and is active in 156 countries.
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