Leveraged risk: this time it’s different, says Fitch

The European leveraged credit market’s return to pre-financial crisis levels of valuations and leverage multiples does not come with as many risks as it did a decade ago, despite striking similarities in the market, according to Fitch.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 25 Sep 2017

Leveraged borrowers are ramping up activity with a range of jumbo trades such as the private equity buyout of German pharmaceutical company Stada Arzneimittel and the secondary buyout for German building materials company Xella.

Private equity buyouts hit €35.8bn for the first half of 2017, ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,630.48 71 7.17%
2 BNP Paribas 15,800.30 101 6.43%
3 Goldman Sachs 13,736.97 57 5.59%
4 HSBC 13,121.85 85 5.34%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,513.39 58 5.09%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,988.32 51 7.65%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,851.83 48 7.48%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,236.76 54 6.69%
4 Credit Suisse 4,633.16 52 5.92%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 5.45%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,908.43 233 10.55%
2 Citi 23,833.79 189 8.41%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,183.88 205 8.18%
4 Goldman Sachs 20,887.87 148 7.37%
5 Barclays 19,256.47 129 6.79%