Banco Industrial Outlook Seen Worsening

Banco Industrial Outlook Seen Worsening

Central America

Fitch has cut to stable from positive the outlook on the BB ratings of Banco Industrial amid a worsening environment in capital markets that complicates capital enhancement alternatives. Guatemala’s biggest bank had been trying to do an IPO earlier this year, but opted instead for a $35m 2068 Tier-1 hybrid paying 9% for 10 years and Libor plus 600bp thereafter. The April offering through Credit Suisse was placed only with Guatemalan investors and fell well short of a $100 million target size. Th

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