Fastjet secures $23m through convertible bonds

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Source: Flightglobal.com
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African carrier FastJet is set to raise £15.68 million ($23.2 million) through a convertible bond sale.

The carrier entered into a convertible securities agreement with New York-based institutional investor Bergen Global Opportunity Fund, which will purchase the full amount of zero-coupon securities.

The convertible securities will be issued in six tranches, says FastJet. The initial convertible security will have the nominal value of £2.56 million and an 18-month term.

The second convertible security is expected within 100 days of the date of issue with the nominal value of £2.62 million. Each of the four subsequent convertible securities will be issued 60 days after the date of issuance of the previous convertible security and will have the nominal value of £2.62 million.

"This agreement with Bergen gives us access to very significant funding during the next year on a flexible basis and will provide us with a solid platform on which to grow the business and expand our operations in Africa," says FastJet.