US HY funds turn fussy and push off dividend-seekers like Univar

Risk appetite has declined in the US high yield market, and investors are seeking deals with stronger covenant protection and larger new issue premiums. More aggressive transactions are facing headwinds, especially those intended to let shareholders take dividends from the borrower.

  • 25 May 2012
"The quality of supply is very marginal and the market has gotten a bit choppy, so many deals have been pulled," said Keith Bachman, head of US and global high yield at Aberdeen Asset Management, "either from a lack of demand or issuers not agreeing to the height ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 6,606.50 25 7.67%
2 Citi 6,511.98 28 7.56%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,899.82 22 5.69%
4 Barclays 4,571.59 20 5.31%
5 Mizuho 4,473.33 18 5.19%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Citi 1,513.82 9 9.16%
2 BNP Paribas 1,388.55 9 8.40%
3 UniCredit 1,013.92 7 6.14%
4 Barclays 992.86 6 6.01%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 943.52 7 5.71%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 NatWest Markets 216.56 3 8.11%
2 BNP Paribas 201.55 3 7.54%
3 HSBC 199.05 3 7.45%
3 Credit Suisse 199.05 3 7.45%
5 UniCredit 155.26 2 5.81%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 297.36 3 36.61%
2 RBC Capital Markets 85.86 2 10.57%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 85.71 1 10.55%
3 Mizuho 85.71 1 10.55%
3 Goldman Sachs 85.71 1 10.55%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Citi 2,087.29 10 8.43%
2 Mizuho 1,656.00 6 6.69%
3 BNP Paribas 1,583.41 10 6.40%
4 JPMorgan 1,130.71 4 4.57%
5 Commerzbank Group 1,090.75 4 4.41%