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
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 6,606.50 25 7.67%
2 Citi 6,511.98 28 7.56%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,899.82 22 5.69%
4 Barclays 4,571.59 20 5.31%
5 Mizuho 4,473.33 18 5.19%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 1,513.82 9 9.16%
2 BNP Paribas 1,388.55 9 8.40%
3 UniCredit 1,013.92 7 6.14%
4 Barclays 992.86 6 6.01%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 943.52 7 5.71%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 NatWest Markets 216.56 3 8.11%
2 BNP Paribas 201.55 3 7.54%
3 HSBC 199.05 3 7.45%
3 Credit Suisse 199.05 3 7.45%
5 UniCredit 155.26 2 5.81%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 297.36 3 36.61%
2 RBC Capital Markets 85.86 2 10.57%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 85.71 1 10.55%
3 Mizuho 85.71 1 10.55%
3 Goldman Sachs 85.71 1 10.55%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 2,087.29 10 8.43%
2 Mizuho 1,656.00 6 6.69%
3 BNP Paribas 1,583.41 10 6.40%
4 JPMorgan 1,130.71 4 4.57%
5 Commerzbank Group 1,090.75 4 4.41%