Opportunistic IG deals keep coming as issuers refi before year end

Four large European issuers this week sought to refinance, reprice and extend debt issued between 2010 and 2012 — in every case cutting earlier margins by a large amount. The trend for ever tighter investment grade margins shows no sign of halting amid a wave of opportunistic issuance.

  • By Olivier Holmey
  • 06 Dec 2013

Bayer, the German chemicals and pharmaceuticals company, is amending and extending a €3.5bn revolving credit facility from 2011, according to a senior loans banker.

The company, rated A3/A-/A, wants to reprice the deal at 27.5bp over Euribor. The amended debt will mature in five years, with an option ...

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GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Citi 10.72
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 10.66
3 Credit Suisse 6.45
4 Lloyds Bank 6.42
5 JP Morgan 6.35

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,260.06 2 126,006,164,037.19%
2 Rabobank 1,081.86 1 108,185,922,974.77%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 430.57 1 43,057,020,785.00%
4 SK Securities 192.86 1 19,286,162,593.99%
4 Meritz Financial Group Inc 192.86 1 19,286,162,593.99%