United Airlines raised $4bn via a two-trancher:
- $2bn via a 5Y bond at a yield of 4.375%, ~30bp inside initial guidance of 4.625%-4.75%
- $2bn via a 8Y bond at a yield of 4.625%, ~31.25bp inside initial guidance of 4.875%-5%
The bonds have expected ratings of Ba1/BB-. Proceeds, together with credit facilities will be used to refinance their existing revolver, a 2017 term loan, and towards repaying their CARES Act loan. The 5Y tranche maturing in 2026 was priced inside its curve by ~10bp when compared to its 4.875% bond due Jan 2025 that yields 4.47% and currently trades at 101.37.