Bonds & Credit Rating

Find out about outstanding bonds and download our publications for more information.

Bonds of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

We value an open and transparent dialogue with our bondholders as well as our shareholders. Currently, the company has several bond issues that trade on the public markets. If you are interested in scheduling a meeting or a call with Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, please contact Tim Nielsen at +49-6151-72-8680 or

Paying Agent for our EUR-Bonds: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt

Paying Agent for our USD-Bonds: Citi Bank N.A., London    

Bond analysts

Firm Analyst
Barclays Capital Darren Hook
Commerzbank AG Stefan Kippe
Credit Suisse Sam Morton
Citi Aidan Cheslin
Hessische Landesbank Ulrich Kirschner
Landesbank Baden-Würtemberg Matthias Schell
Société Générale Bob Buhr
UniCredit Dr. Silke Stegemann

Developing Insights

The capital market makes use of the assessments published by independent rating agencies in order to assist debt providers in estimating the risks attaching to a financial instrument. Currently Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is assessed by Moody's, Standard & Poors (S&P) and Scope. Rating agencies develop an insight into the strategy and future planning of the companies analyzed thanks to regular discussions with their management. Based on this information and on their own quantitative analyses, the rating agencies assess the creditworthiness of the issuers using rating classifications. The rating is the ticket for admission to the debt capital market. 

Credit Ratings

Agency Report dated Long-Term Rating Outlook Short-Term Rating Download
Standard & Poors August 2020 A Stable A-1 PDF
Moody’s October 2021 A3 Stable P-2 PDF
Scope October 2021 A- Positive S-1 PDF