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CMS Advises on First Bond Issue Under Hungary's Bond Funding for Growth Scheme

CMS Advises on First Bond Issue Under Hungary's Bond Funding for Growth Scheme

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CMS Hungary has advised OTP Bank Plc., the arranger of Pannonia Bio's issuance of the first Hungarian forint bond in line with the Bond Funding for Growth Scheme announced by the Central Bank of Hungary in July, 2019 which involves the bank's purchase of bonds with good ratings issued by non-financial corporations as well as securities backed by corporate loans from a HUF 300 billion funding pool. BLS represented Pannonia Bio.

According to CMS, Pannonia Bio's successful bond auction resulted in the sale of HUF 15 billion of bonds to the Central Bank of Hungary.  

The CMS team consisted of Partner Erika Papp, Senior Consultant Arpad Lantos, and Junior Associate Zsolt Beregi.

The BLS team included Partners Gabor Kovacs and Erzsebet Szalay and Associate Mark Bene.