Germany’s K+S a safe choice for investors after Monday’s crop widens

After yesterday’s wild party in the European corporate bond market, today was strewn with wreckage. Several of yesterday’s eight deals were trading wide of reoffer and some investors complained that they had been over-allocated bonds.

  • 12 Jun 2012

Outside the small-scale Finnish market, where Nokian Tyres raised €150m, the only issuer in euros today was just the right kind of borrower – German fertiliser group K+S.

The Baa2/BBB+ rated company had everything going for it – solid ratings, German origins, and a rare and relatively cycle-proof business ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 08 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 59,729.64 269 3.64%
2 Citi 48,146.84 242 2.94%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 45,937.03 233 2.80%
4 Deutsche Bank 41,805.81 175 2.55%
5 Morgan Stanley 38,350.79 202 2.34%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2017
1 BNP Paribas 10,853.09 45 9.91%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,072.26 30 7.37%
3 Barclays 7,980.08 33 7.29%
4 Citi 7,052.29 36 6.44%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 6,646.16 38 6.07%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 May 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 3,231.23 29 8.24%
2 JPMorgan 3,230.36 27 8.24%
3 Citi 2,868.23 17 7.31%
4 Barclays 2,625.84 19 6.69%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,620.59 22 6.68%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 15,642.64 116 12.03%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,985.87 100 9.21%
3 Citi 11,558.90 86 8.89%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,013.87 71 7.70%
5 Barclays 7,309.82 50 5.62%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 May 2017
1 BNP Paribas 13,034.13 52 8.15%
2 Citi 11,407.89 46 7.13%
3 Deutsche Bank 10,890.60 35 6.81%
4 Barclays 9,128.34 42 5.70%
5 JPMorgan 8,421.89 33 5.26%