New Year could be busy as corporate bond maturities reach record
While some debt capital markets bankers are beginning to enjoy the Christmas break, thoughts are already turning to next year’s business. Syndicate and coverage bankers have been putting in some late visits to clients, hoping to be in line for the first wave of deals in 2014.
A busy year is expected, partly because new issuers continue to join the bond market, but also because past bond issuance breeds future issuance.
The biggest year by far for European corporate bond issuance was 2009, and 25% of the deals sold then were five year bonds. That
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