The new normal for European companies: €350bn of bonds, half in euros

The overall size and currency mix of European investment grade corporate bond issuance in 2013 were remarkably similar to the market of 2012, despite marked changes in interest rates and cross-currency swap rates.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 17 Dec 2013

Basic figures on issuance by European companies, generated by EuroWeek from Dealogic’s database, show European firms issued €339bn of investment grade bonds in all currencies in 2013, down about 11% from 2012’s total of €380bn.

But the difference is hardly material, compared with what makes 2012 and 2013 ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 142,092.90 622 7.08%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 126,485.14 579 6.30%
3 Citi 113,573.09 601 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 93,780.72 394 4.67%
5 Barclays 89,036.16 395 4.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 24,553.43 113 8.90%
2 Barclays 21,105.51 82 7.65%
3 Deutsche Bank 18,530.93 78 6.71%
4 HSBC 16,938.83 77 6.14%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,549.67 85 5.63%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,988.32 51 7.85%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,669.99 45 7.43%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,126.35 52 6.72%
4 Credit Suisse 4,633.16 52 6.07%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 5.59%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,820.93 232 10.58%
2 Citi 23,746.29 188 8.42%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22,954.16 203 8.14%
4 Goldman Sachs 20,887.87 148 7.41%
5 Barclays 19,256.47 129 6.83%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 23,833.79 81 6.50%
2 HSBC 23,751.92 108 6.48%
3 Barclays 23,497.73 103 6.41%
4 BNP Paribas 22,998.19 112 6.28%
5 Citi 20,118.07 85 5.49%