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
  • 06 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 26,801.25 116 7.23%
2 Citi 24,294.27 107 6.55%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,745.51 112 6.41%
4 Deutsche Bank 21,936.54 80 5.92%
5 Barclays 18,739.72 76 5.06%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 BNP Paribas 7,741.23 34 9.96%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,409.32 21 8.25%
3 Barclays 5,176.15 25 6.66%
4 HSBC 5,003.70 23 6.44%
5 Citi 4,576.17 26 5.89%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 Citi 2,417.98 11 10.88%
2 Deutsche Bank 2,229.13 17 10.03%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,908.90 13 8.59%
4 JPMorgan 1,733.98 11 7.80%
5 Barclays 1,569.70 11 7.06%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 11,150.67 77 12.59%
2 Citi 8,073.45 55 9.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,652.39 65 8.64%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,155.05 45 6.95%
5 Credit Suisse 5,502.63 40 6.21%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 BNP Paribas 8,202.93 31 9.23%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,868.10 19 7.73%
3 Citi 6,086.67 25 6.85%
4 JPMorgan 4,814.18 17 5.42%
5 HSBC 4,304.73 21 4.84%