Tranches

In structured finance, a tranche, sometimes spelled traunch or traunche, is one of a number of related securities offered as part of the same transaction. The word tranche is French for slice, section, series, or portion, and is cognate to English trench ('ditch'). In the financial sense of the word, each bond is a different slice of the deal's risk. Transaction documentation (see indenture) usually defines the tranches as different "classes" of notes, each identified by letter (e.g., the Class A, Class B, Class C securities) with different bond credit ratings (ratings).
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  • Twitter Eyes $1.5 Billion Debt Offering

    … increase to $1.5 billion overall if the banks involved exercise an overallotment option which allows underwriters to issue more bonds than originally planned – in this case, two additional $100m pieces. The company is expected to invest the capital in acquisitions and expansion. Twitter has an existing $1 billion of revolving credit which it implemented ahead of its IPO last year. (Source: Bloomberg. Twitter image via Shutterstock.) …

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