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Recovery Report: Barry Callebaut AG's Recovery Rating Profile Apr 09
Standard & Poors, April 2009
The debt ratings on the -350 million unsecured bonds due 2017 issued by Barry Callebaut Services N.V., and the ratings on the -850 million unsecured revolving credit facility (RCF) taken on by Barry Callebaut Services N.V. and its parent company Switzerland-based chocolate company Barry Callebaut AG (Barry Callebaut; BB+/Stable/--); are 'BB+', in line with the corporate credit rating on Barry Callebaut. The recovery rating on these debt instruments is '4', indicating our expectation of average (30%-50%) recovery in the event of a payment default. The recovery rating on the unsecured debt reflects our valuation of the group as a going concern--which is underpinned by the company's strong market positions worldwide and by the rather high barriers to entry in terms...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Barry Callebaut AG,Barry Callebaut Services N.V.
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Barry Callebaut AG,Barry Callebaut Services N.V.