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Bonds news & analysis

Rugby club Wasps issues retail bond

28 April 2015

First sports team retail bond gives investors exposure to Wasps' growth story.

Rugby union club Wasps wants to become the first sports team to issue a retail bond on the London Stock Exchange, in a bid to raise up to £35m. The bonds, which can be purchased until 6 May, have a fixed coupon rate of 6.5 per cent and will pay interest twice a year until 2022, when they mature.

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