When Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot at Westminster Abbey, they did so standing on red carpet made by Victoria. Last month, the carpet maker managed to get bond investors to the altar as well.

The UK-based company had tried to tap the bond market late last year, but the deal collapsed amid concerns over its financial health. But in July the company issued a €330 million ($568.6m) five-year bond that drew more than €1 billion of orders.

The attraction was the relatively high 5.25 per cent yield that Victoria's bond offered, which helped investors swallow misgivings over

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