Corporate bond week ahead: a blip or something more serious?

20 deals priced in European corporate bond markets this week, but the secondary market widened as equities fell on Thursday. Some of Thursday’s deals felt the effects of this in their bookbuild processes, and no deals were launched on Friday. So is this a temporary blip, or a more permanent widening?

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 10 Nov 2017

“We saw things slightly softer yesterday,” said a syndicate banker in London. “But I suspect we will revert to the long march tighter rather than this being a pull back.”

“Aside from the BASF deal, most deals have been a broadly modest size,” he said. “So I ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 164,938.31 718 7.17%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 147,126.56 669 6.40%
3 Citi 129,749.67 692 5.64%
4 Goldman Sachs 105,301.08 448 4.58%
5 Barclays 99,621.62 449 4.33%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 29,154.37 137 8.85%
2 Barclays 24,473.15 99 7.43%
3 Deutsche Bank 22,163.65 93 6.73%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 20,050.48 104 6.09%
5 HSBC 19,151.76 90 5.81%

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%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 26,974.23 134 6.39%
2 Deutsche Bank 26,448.76 95 6.27%
3 Barclays 26,394.12 121 6.26%
4 HSBC 25,650.40 123 6.08%
5 Citi 22,829.99 98 5.41%