Against a backdrop of stable and low interest rates and growing equity market volatility, convertible bonds are becoming an increasingly attractive financing option that every corporate treasurer should have in his toolkit and every in-house lawyer should understand. Whether advising a company looking to raise capital at a premium to today’s market price for its listed shares or to diversify its sources of funding without immediate dilution of existing shareholders' stakes, it is crucial to understand the legal and economic impact of these securities on a company's share capital and financing profile. In challenging equity markets, convertible bonds may offer a compelling financing solution.
Please click on the link below to view a PDF copy of the Asia Edition of our Convertible Bonds – An Issuer’s Guide or request a hard copy. The Guide is primarily intended to assist treasury and legal teams of corporate borrowers assess the merits of convertible bonds to their funding programmes and to better understand their commercial terms, timetables and related documentation. We also hope that other market participants, such as underwriters and other financial and legal advisers, will find it helpful.