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On 14 May 2021 EQT AB (publ) issued a EUR 500,000,000 sustainability-linked bond maturing in 2031. The sustainability-linked bond has a coupon of 0.875 percent per annum, which is subject to an increased rate upon the occurrence of triggers linked to certain sustainability performance targets.MemorandumEQT Sustainability Linked Financing Framework 2021EQT SLB Second Party Opinion from ISS ESG 2021
EQT AB is rated by Fitch Ratings. EQT AB's Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) is A- with a Negative Outlook as of 21 Mar 2022.Fitch Fitch Affirms EQT at 'A-'; Revises Outlook to Negative on BPEA BidFitch EQT AB
Characteristics of the Sustainability-Linked Bond
- Total amount issuedEUR 500,000,000
- Maturity10 years
- Interest rate0.875 percent per annum, subject to an increased rate upon failure to achieve certain sustainability key performance targets
- Listingthe Luxembourg Stock Exchange’s Euro MTF market.
The sustainability-linked bond is EQT AB’s first bond and underscores its approach of having sustainability as an integral part of the business model of both the EQT AB Group and the EQT funds’ portfolio companies. The bond is the first sustainability-linked note to be issued by a private equity firm where the bond’s coupon rate is connected to predetermined sustainability performance targets. The bond enables EQT AB to connect sustainability with its funding cost and incentivize the achievement of its sustainability ambitions. The chosen targets for the sustainability-linked bond are related to setting science-based targets for greenhouse gas reductions and to EQT AB's commitment to gender diversity, both within the EQT AB Group and in the EQT funds’ portfolio company boards.
The sustainability-linked bond will further increase the EQT AB Group’s financial flexibility and be used for corporate purposes, supporting the EQT AB Group’s growth initiatives and long-term strategy.
On 30 March 2022 EQT AB (publ) successfully priced a total of EUR 1.5 billion of sustainability-linked bonds.
Sustainability-linked Notes 2022 - Offering Memorandum (pdf)