PE-Backed Ziggo Launches $1.6 Billion Bond

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch privately-owned cable operator Ziggo is offering 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 billion) of senior unsecured notes due 2018 to repay mezzanine credit facilities, the company said on Thursday.Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) and Goldman Sachs Intl (GS.N) are the global coordinators and joint physical bookrunners, and BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA), Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE), ING (ING.AS) and JP Morgan (JPM.N) are acting as bookrunners.

Ziggo is owned by private equity firms Warburg Pincus [WP.UL] and Cinven [CINV.UL]. (Reporting by Gilbert Kreijger; Editing by Mike Nesbit) ($1=.7439 euros)