This Case is about Finance, International
Publication Date: 09/30/1999
Hutchison Whampoa was considering strategies for its capital structure in the long run. The conglomerate from Hong Kong, which is valued to be HK$ 35 Billion, has aspirations with regards strategies to grow in different geographies within multiple business sectors. Like many of its national peers, Hutchison had relied completely on short to medium-term bank loans.Â Its demand for long term funding, appealing rates in other capital markets (particularly the U.S.), along with its focus on further diversifying its investor base prompted the conglomerate to investigate other funding alternatives. In particular, the firm was debating with the advantages of a Yankee Bond Offering.