In its role as bookrunner, UniCredit today participated in the international consortium of banks that placed a total of €10 billion of the new March 2035 BTP - of which nearly 2/3 allocated to international investors - thereby demonstrating once again the Group's role as a key financing partner to the Italian economy.
Notwithstanding the challenging market backdrop, the group of bookrunners, including UniCredit, was able to secure a high-quality order book - with demand exceeding € 35 billion - involving accounts from different jurisdictions.
Luca Falco, deputy head of Syndicate and Capital Markets at UniCredit said: "We are proud to have contributed to Italy's successful return to the syndicated market, which confirms the strong underlying fundamentals of the Italian economy. This deal represents further confirmation that, despite the volatility, the euro market is open and receptive to Italian sovereign. It also shows that we are well-positioned to meet the demand through our Pan-European platform and depth of coverage."
UniCredit continues to be recognised as a leading EMEA European debt finance house, consistently ranked as a top three bookrunner in loans and bonds in its core markets. The bank closed 2018 as the most active player in EUR Bonds and as #2 bookrunner for combined Bonds and Loans in EUR in EMEA (#1 in Italy, Germany, Austria and CEE).
In addition, Dealogic's latest figures confirmed UniCredit as the second biggest lender in syndicated loans across Europe this year, with more than 22 billion euros financed through 127 transactions
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