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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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 133,573.25 578 7.23%
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1 BNP Paribas 22,951.77 105 8.77%
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4 HSBC 16,031.84 71 6.12%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,554.56 78 5.56%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 5,442.63 45 7.89%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,801.82 38 6.96%
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5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 6.18%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 28,018.08 214 10.98%
2 Citi 21,099.90 168 8.27%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,960.58 186 8.22%
4 Goldman Sachs 19,294.20 134 7.56%
5 Barclays 17,943.05 119 7.03%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 22,816.78 75 6.66%
2 HSBC 22,736.18 101 6.64%
3 BNP Paribas 21,794.95 106 6.36%
4 Barclays 21,638.43 92 6.32%
5 Citi 19,224.66 78 5.61%