US tax plan could shake up levfin, boost M&A

Changes put forward under Republican tax plans could dent the attractiveness of high yield debt and leveraged loans, according to analysts, but a cut to the corporate tax rate and a potential holiday for repatriated cash would be positives for US corporates.

  • By David Bell
  • 06 Nov 2017

One of the changes put forward in the tax proposals last week would limit the deduction of interest expenses to 30% of adjustable taxable income, down from the current 100% level.

This might affect the attractiveness of leveraged buyouts, particularly with interest rates expected to rise steadily over ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 19,543.40 76 7.20%
2 BNP Paribas 17,734.06 111 6.53%
3 Goldman Sachs 15,275.80 61 5.63%
4 Deutsche Bank 14,293.34 81 5.26%
5 HSBC 14,241.09 92 5.24%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 7,123.00 59 7.43%
2 Goldman Sachs 6,789.41 55 7.08%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,954.72 59 6.21%
4 Credit Suisse 5,809.63 61 6.06%
5 BNP Paribas 5,208.30 57 5.43%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 33,802.85 265 10.75%
2 Citi 26,963.27 215 8.58%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 25,506.35 227 8.11%
4 Goldman Sachs 23,587.99 168 7.50%
5 Barclays 20,408.08 140 6.49%