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  • Capital markets brace for French election 'nightmare'

    The capital markets have quieted in the run up to the first round of the French presidential election on Sunday, with investors hanging back and positioning themselves to navigate any volatility in the event of what could be a surprise, but nightmarish, result.

    • 20 Apr 2017
  • Green loans sprout as Philips joins Unibail

    Hard on the heels of Unibail-Rodamco’s ground-breaking green loan, believed to be the first large corporate financing to give the borrower a pricing benefit if it hits sustainability targets, Koninklijke Philips, the Dutch health technology group, has signed a similar €1bn loan linked to its sustainability rating, writes Jon Hay.

    • 20 Apr 2017
  • Spain’s regions seek reform, market access

    Talks are set to begin in Spain to reform the financing mechanism for the country’s regions, which could lead some to their return to the primary bond market for the first time in years. But as with seemingly everything in bonds this year, politics could yet scupper the efforts, write Craig McGlashan and Victor Jimenez.

    • 20 Apr 2017
  • Top of levloan market as Micro Focus leans on dollars

    A strange and, until recently, rare phenomenon has been witnessed in the leveraged loan market — pricing widening on deals. On Thursday Micro Focus chose only the minimum amount for the euro tranche within its $5.5bn loan package, prompting whispers among some observers that this hitherto red-hot market may have found its floor, and even rebounded off it.

    • 21 Apr 2017

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  • Jefferies plans to take CEEMEA expansion into primary market

    Jefferies is building out its CEEMEA trading operations, and eventually plans to add primary markets, derivatives and local currency trading to a revitalised business.

    • 20 Apr 2017
  • Primary market drawn into SSA lawsuit

    The lawsuits over alleged manipulation of the SSA market have spread further, with more dealers and individuals named in a court filing. Citi, HSBC, RBC and TD Bank have now been added, as well as Bank of America, Crédit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and Nomura. The suit also draws in the new issue market, alleging that the traders were able to front-run new issues yet to be announced or in book-building.

    • 20 Apr 2017
  • People Moves in Brief

    Deutsche ECM banker leaves - Nomura hires for credit syndicate - Former Barclays Asia boss retires

    • 20 Apr 2017

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 94,925.33 384 8.39%
2 Citi 87,531.58 331 7.74%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,341.49 288 7.46%
4 Barclays 75,288.19 241 6.66%
5 Goldman Sachs 68,504.71 208 6.06%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,650.87 23 11.13%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,169.49 17 8.53%
3 HSBC 6,243.46 23 6.52%
4 Citi 4,355.35 13 4.55%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,273.37 17 4.46%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2017
1 JPMorgan 6,719.07 26 8.43%
2 Deutsche Bank 5,994.13 30 7.52%
3 UBS 5,678.69 26 7.12%
4 Citi 4,920.31 35 6.17%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,802.16 24 6.02%