Yield of bonds issued in September 2016 that mature in December 2025 had closed on Thursday at 4.1 per cent. On Friday morning, in the wake of the deal's announcement, that had plummeted more than a full percentage point to 2.97 per cent, according to Bloomberg data. Yield moves in the opposite direction of price.
Amazon said it intends to pay $42 a share for Whole Foods in an all-cash deal that includes the grocery chain's debt. Amazon will finance its acquisition with debt, including a bridge loan financed by Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, the company said in a filing with US securities regulators.
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