Europe’s trickle of unrated deals contrasts with Glaxo, BP megadeals in US

Europe’s corporate bond market showed some glimmers of life today as two unrated companies announced roadshows. But these flickers are as nothing compared with the blaze of deals in the dollar market, where GlaxoSmithKline yesterday broke a three year absence from the bond market with a $5bn blowout.

  • 03 May 2012

BP also raised $3bn on the same day, confirming a strong start to what some bankers believe could be a $120bn month for US corporate bond issuance, including financial institutions.

Strabag’s €100m Austrian retail-targeted deal is still the only investment grade issue this week by a company in the ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 143,182.93 629 7.01%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 127,099.87 583 6.22%
3 Citi 115,737.19 613 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 94,848.38 401 4.64%
5 Barclays 90,564.22 401 4.43%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 25,083.00 115 8.90%
2 Barclays 21,514.93 84 7.64%
3 Deutsche Bank 18,824.44 79 6.68%
4 HSBC 17,232.34 78 6.12%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,959.24 87 5.66%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,988.32 51 7.65%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,851.83 48 7.47%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,236.76 54 6.69%
4 Credit Suisse 4,633.16 52 5.92%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 5.45%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,958.08 234 10.56%
2 Citi 23,883.44 190 8.42%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,183.88 205 8.17%
4 Goldman Sachs 20,887.87 148 7.36%
5 Barclays 19,256.47 129 6.79%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 99,250.27 279 13.10%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 92,153.61 267 12.16%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 72,661.39 222 9.59%
4 JPMorgan 52,367.24 169 6.91%
5 Credit Suisse 41,885.89 127 5.53%