Expectations of ECB tapering spark demand for triple-Cs

Corporate issuers of triple-C rated bonds have finally found a reason to enter the primary market, as investor expectation over the chances of the European Central Bank raising rates has opened a window for them in July.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 11 Jul 2017

The European high yield bond market is on course to price €1.5bn of new triple-C rated notes in just seven days. That will be three times the volume of comparable issuance placed in the first half of the year, according to Dealogic data.

Last week, investors pocketed ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 16,074.60 62 6.98%
2 BNP Paribas 14,553.23 79 6.32%
3 Goldman Sachs 13,002.56 50 5.65%
4 HSBC 12,261.48 74 5.32%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,531.87 64 5.01%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,442.63 45 7.89%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,801.82 38 6.96%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,751.46 46 6.89%
4 Credit Suisse 4,353.57 48 6.31%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 6.18%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 28,018.08 214 10.98%
2 Citi 21,099.90 168 8.27%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,960.58 186 8.22%
4 Goldman Sachs 19,294.20 134 7.56%
5 Barclays 17,943.05 119 7.03%