September 12, 2012 / 8:31 AM / 5 years ago

Russia's TCS bank plans to raise $200 mln via Eurobond-source

MOSCOW, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Mid-sized Russian lender Tinkoff Credit Systems (TCS) plans to raise around $200 million in a three-year Eurobond issue, guiding investors towards a yield of up to 11 percent, a banking source told Reuters on Wednesday.

The deal is being arranged by Citigroup, JP Morgan and Alfa Bank.

Tinkoff did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on the deal.

TCS, which operates online without its own branches and has a focus on credit cards, is controlled by its founder Oleg Tinkov who holds a 63.2 percent stake. The rest is split between private equity firms Vostok Nafta and Baring Vostok, along with Goldman Sachs and TCS’s management.

In April 2011, TCS, ranked among Russia’s top 120 banks by assets, raised $175 million via a three-year Eurobond carrying an 11.5 percent coupon.

Russian borrowers, including the Finance Ministry, have raised over $32 billion in Eurobond deals so far this year, more than last year as a whole. (Reporting by Oksana Kobzeva and Elena Orekhova; Writing by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Lidia Kelly and David Holmes)

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