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
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 95,916.14 419 7.02%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,274.67 386 6.17%
3 Citi 79,024.69 396 5.79%
4 Barclays 64,919.42 275 4.75%
5 Deutsche Bank 61,725.14 258 4.52%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 BNP Paribas 20,079.87 85 9.10%
2 Barclays 17,657.40 65 8.00%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,485.95 59 7.02%
4 HSBC 13,677.26 58 6.20%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,319.14 63 5.58%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 5,262.65 41 8.52%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,273.93 33 6.92%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,249.17 39 6.88%
4 Credit Suisse 3,915.70 42 6.34%
5 Barclays 3,740.83 31 6.05%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 22,011.32 165 11.16%
2 Citi 17,958.06 133 9.10%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,724.51 136 7.97%
4 Barclays 13,657.72 88 6.92%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,596.26 99 6.89%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 BNP Paribas 19,183.41 86 7.11%
2 Deutsche Bank 18,344.32 59 6.80%
3 HSBC 17,459.90 79 6.47%
4 Barclays 17,134.62 76 6.35%
5 Citi 15,489.08 65 5.74%