Deep April slump in European corporate issuance follows Q1 boom

Europe’s corporate bond market fell this year into an even deeper April slump than usual, as issuance dried to a trickle after a busy first quarter.

  • 30 Apr 2012

While global corporate bond issuance reached €58bn in the month from investment grade non-financial firms – up from €51bn in 2011 and €53bn the year before – the growth came overwhelmingly from Asia.

North Asia – comprising China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea – was the biggest region ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 131,879.09 573 7.20%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 118,834.05 539 6.48%
3 Citi 103,683.75 539 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 85,888.86 353 4.69%
5 Barclays 81,514.46 357 4.45%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 22,478.98 101 8.71%
2 Barclays 19,796.44 75 7.67%
3 Deutsche Bank 17,616.63 72 6.83%
4 HSBC 15,843.10 70 6.14%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,434.81 77 5.60%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,335.13 43 7.91%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,721.48 37 7.00%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,563.62 43 6.77%
4 Credit Suisse 4,353.57 48 6.46%
5 Barclays 4,075.90 34 6.05%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,103.08 212 10.83%
2 Citi 21,001.57 166 8.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,920.58 185 8.36%
4 Goldman Sachs 18,379.20 132 7.34%
5 Morgan Stanley 17,410.41 103 6.96%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 22,857.42 74 6.70%
2 HSBC 22,396.75 99 6.56%
3 Barclays 21,691.19 94 6.36%
4 BNP Paribas 21,322.17 102 6.25%
5 Citi 19,362.38 80 5.68%