38 Studios’ EDC bonds yielding more in wake of firm’s collapseMay 29th, 2012 at 3:05 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
Investors are getting a little more skittish about the 38 Studios deal.
The yield on the first tranche of 38 Studios bonds sold by the EDC jumped last week in the first trade that took place since the company’s solvency crisis burst into public view.
EDC bonds backed by 38 Studios that mature in November 2015 traded on May 23 with a yield of 4.852%, according to data compiled by Bloomberg’s Boston bureau, which first reported the trade. That’s up sharply from the roughly 3% yield the bonds fetched in a previous trade on April 10, according to Bloomberg.
Wells Fargo and Barclays handled the $75 million bond transaction for the EDC and 38 Studios by selling three tranches of bonds on Nov. 2, 2010, to a group of investors that included insurance companies, asset managers, money managers and a community bank, according to the agency.
The $23.685 million first bond tranche matures in November 2015 at a 6% interest rate; the $8.86 million second bond tranche matures in November 2016 at a 6.75% interest rate; and the $42.455 million third bond tranche matures in November 2020 at a 7.75% interest rate.
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