THE OCTOBER 2009 PETROBRAS BOND ISSUE (B)
The Petrobras case explores the debt financing decisions of one of the largest oil companies in the world. The task is to decide on debt issues that are needed to finance growth investments of Petrobras. Learning objectives: The case gives the opportunity to price a corporate bond issue, and understand the mechanics behind bond markets. Some of the topics that can be covered are: expected costs (percentage yield) that Petrobras will incur, ratings and spreads, financial crisis, coupon rates and the value of the bonds, underwriter discount, all-in-cost of the bond.