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

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The firm initially sought a $400-million bond offering.
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.
MicroStrategy currently holds the most Bitcoin on its balance sheet out of all publicly traded companies, amounting to a dollar valuation of around $3.2 billion — more than twice the value of Bitcoin held by Tesla ($1.4 billion).

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