Verisure €1bn divi deal bypass levfin alarms

Is demand in Europe’s leveraged finance market so strong that a single-B rated borrower could raise €3.5bn of high yield bonds and loans, and use some of the cash to fund the largest dividend recapitalisation of the year? Verisure began marketing such deal this week, and many investors appear to like it.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 09 Nov 2017

European leveraged finance has become a “wonderland” for borrowers who have the upper hand and seek ever more aggressive terms, in the words of a high yield fund manager.

The proof of this came this week. On Wednesday, Verisure, the Swedish security systems group, launched €2.38bn of ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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 %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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 %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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%