MicroStrategy nets $1.6 billion in junk bond offering to buy Bitcoin

MicroStrategy nets $1.6 billion in junk bond offering to buy Bitcoin


Software firm MicroStrategy has raised $1.6 billion in a junk bond offering — four times the initially sought amount.

Earlier this week, the company announced it would issue $400 million worth of junk bonds in a private offering, with a view to using the proceeds to purchase Bitcoin (BTC). 

Junk bonds are debt offerings by companies without investment-grade credit ratings and typically offer investors higher returns while carrying higher risk. Returns between 6.125% and 6.25% have been floated for the bonds, eclipsing the returns offered by treasury bonds.

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“The notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior secured basis, jointly and severally, by MicroStrategy Services Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of MicroStrategy, and certain subsidiaries of MicroStrategy that may be formed or acquired after the closing of the offering,” stated MicroStrategy’s announcement.

One day later, the firm announced it would increase its bond offering to $500 million, after which it was inundated with $1.6 billion worth of orders.

MicroStrategy currently holds the most Bitcoin

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