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
  • 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%