CVC adds sterling tech deal into LBO portfolio

Private equity firm CVC has taken to the leveraged loan market to fund the acquisition of IT systems company QA Group, encouraged by the lower borrowing costs on loans than high yield bonds.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 10 Jul 2017


CVC is keeping leveraged loan desks busy as the summer break approaches. In the past four days, it has brought three euro deals, and one in sterling on Monday.

Barclays, global co-ordinator for QA’s £320m seven year senior secured term loan 'B', released guidance of a 450bp-475bp ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 BNP Paribas 11,353.22 62 6.48%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,847.70 40 6.19%
3 JPMorgan 9,883.17 41 5.64%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,939.52 52 5.10%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 8,436.06 46 4.81%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 5,262.65 41 8.52%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,273.93 33 6.92%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,249.17 39 6.88%
4 Credit Suisse 3,915.70 42 6.34%
5 Barclays 3,740.83 31 6.05%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 22,011.32 165 11.16%
2 Citi 17,958.06 133 9.10%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,724.51 136 7.97%
4 Barclays 13,657.72 88 6.92%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,596.26 99 6.89%