Apple taps the debt market yet again — and this deal includes a 30-year bond

Apple Inc. was back in the corporate bond market Tuesday, with a $5.0 billion five-part deal that included a 30-year maturity.

The iPhone maker AAPL, -1.20% issued 2-year fixed- and floating-rate notes, along with 5-year and 10-year notes and a 30-year bond, according to research firm CreditSights. Apple raised $5 billion in an offering, that had one fewer tranche than the $7 billion deal the company completed in May.

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Goldman Sachs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank were underwriters on the deal, the proceeds of which are earmarked for share buybacks and dividend payments, as well as the catch-all “general corporate purposes,” said analyst Jordan Chalfin.

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