Bär & Karrer advises Vontobel with USD 400m AT1 bonds placement

Vontobel has successfully placed new Additional Tier 1 bonds (AT1 bonds) with a nominal value of USD 400 million in two tranches of USD 200 million and a denomination of USD 200,000 each with funds managed by Apollo Global Management. The issue price of the AT1 bonds is 100 percent and payment occurred on September 28, 2023. The AT1 bonds have an expected Baa2 rating from Moody’s. Vontobel Holding is assigned an A2 issuer rating by Moody’s.

Bär & Karrer acted as legal advisor to Vontobel. The team was led by partner Lukas Roesler (pictured) and included Colin Giezendanner, Yanick Loher, Dominique Simmen and Jorgos Boulamatsis (all capital markets and corporate), Susanne Schreiber and David Weimann (both tax) as well as Urs Kägi, Andrew Garbarski, Massimo Chiasera and Louis Frédéric Muskens (regulatory).