In the second half of 2021 the number of debt offerings increased by 22.8% from the same period in 2020.

This marks an acceleration in growth from the 27% decrease in deals that occurred in H1 2021 relative to the same period a year earlier.

During the second half of 2021, debt offerings accounted for 33.9% of all deals taking place in the sector. This represents an increase from the figure of 26.2% in second half of 2020.

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The highest value debt offering announced in 2021 (where the deal value was known), is the funds to be raised by National Grid and National Grid Electricity Transmission in a public offering of notes.

The debt offering is set to be worth $18.2bn.