Irish HY risk returns with Viridian at 12%

Electricity and gas company Viridian brought a hefty dose of Irish economic risk back to the European high yield market on Thursday, when it became the first company from the country to sell a debut high yield bond since the country's bailout in November 2010.

  • 02 Mar 2012
Irish companies including dairy group Glanbia and Irish Food Processors have borrowed in dollars since then, but corporate issuance in euros has all but dried up. Only Ardagh Packaging, a high yield glass maker, had issued until January, when Baa1/BBB+ rated building materials group CRH raised €500m in ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 142,523.55 625 7.01%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 126,800.01 582 6.24%
3 Citi 115,036.42 609 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 94,228.53 399 4.64%
5 Barclays 90,141.66 399 4.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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 %
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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 %
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  • 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 Deutsche Bank 24,326.03 83 6.51%
2 Barclays 24,105.87 106 6.45%
3 HSBC 24,045.43 109 6.43%
4 BNP Paribas 23,527.75 114 6.29%
5 Citi 20,737.97 88 5.55%