PE firms bask in hot European leveraged loan market

CVC and Ardian charged up the leveraged loan deal pipeline with new buyouts of European businesses in Ireland, Greece and Spain this week. A strengthening European economy is likely to attract more, said market participants.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 14 Nov 2017

Several private equity sponsored deals have emerged this week, coinciding with the release of the strongest European economic growth figures in seven years on Tuesday. 

CVC and Ardian announced or started marketing some €650m of loan funding to support their new European acquisitions, in a ...

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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 7.21%
2 BNP Paribas 17,658.36 110 6.52%
3 Goldman Sachs 15,275.80 61 5.64%
4 Deutsche Bank 14,293.34 81 5.27%
5 HSBC 14,165.38 91 5.23%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 6,956.59 58 7.34%
2 Goldman Sachs 6,746.86 54 7.12%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,912.17 58 6.24%
4 Credit Suisse 5,767.09 60 6.09%
5 BNP Paribas 5,158.30 56 5.45%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 33,611.94 263 10.79%
2 Citi 26,772.36 213 8.59%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 25,057.11 221 8.04%
4 Goldman Sachs 23,500.21 166 7.54%
5 Barclays 20,380.66 139 6.54%