Top of levloan market called 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.

  • By Max Bower
  • 21 Apr 2017
“It feels like we’re at an inflection point on pricing at the 300bp mark — some deals have softened and demand does feel softer,” said one portfolio manager, adding that while CLOs have shown they can do deals below 400bp, “a 300bp level really doesn't work for them still, so you’re ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Mar 2017
1 Goldman Sachs 5,003.18 13 8.74%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,881.33 25 8.53%
3 JPMorgan 4,826.81 11 8.44%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,337.47 13 7.58%
5 BNP Paribas 3,160.34 16 5.52%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 11 Apr 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 2,981.20 25 9.50%
2 Citi 2,705.59 14 8.62%
3 JPMorgan 2,305.05 18 7.35%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,082.61 15 6.64%
5 Barclays 2,056.23 15 6.55%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 04 Apr 2017
1 JPMorgan 12,214.51 86 12.12%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,891.30 80 9.81%
3 Citi 9,372.27 62 9.30%
4 Goldman Sachs 7,529.63 51 7.47%
5 Credit Suisse 6,129.63 44 6.08%