Volatility Strikes! Koppers Pulls $400M Bond Deal

Koppers, a chemical producer based in Pittsburgh, scrapped a $400 million bond sale due to unfavorable market conditions. It also cancelled a tender offer for its $300 million of outstanding 7.875% senior notes due 2019, which was to be funded by the new issuance.

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