Sinopec scores $3.5bn dollar, euro double

Sinopec Group Overseas Development issued a wildly successful set of bonds in euros and dollars on October 9. The deal confirmed the trend of Asian issuers tapping the euro market but also showed that investors in the US, far from cowering in fear at the threat of a federal default, are eager to buy paper.

  • By Frances J. Yoon
  • 11 Oct 2013

“Euros has offered a nice pricing arbitrage versus dollars, thanks to the normalising of the basis swap and good investor demand,” said a debt capital markets banker at one of Sinopec’s lead managers. “Euros has not been polluted by the ridiculous political problems in the US.”

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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%