Corporate bond thrills are good for Europe’s health

Corporate credit investors started the new year in fine spirits, easing their risk throttles open to take January at a fair lick. In the past 10 days they have thrown off their crash helmets too and are gunning the engines as hard as they can. Does freedom beckon, or will they end up wrapped around a tree?

  • 03 Feb 2012

The hesitant tone of late 2011 has gone. High yield, a wasteland in Europe for six months, is bursting with deals, both from the junk sector’s blue chips like Ineos and Schaeffler, and long-marooned LBOs like Securitas Direct.

Deal after investment grade deal has been hugely oversubscribed. Bouygues, Alstom ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 390,564.78 1474 8.99%
2 JPMorgan 358,442.23 1626 8.25%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 344,395.33 1215 7.93%
4 Goldman Sachs 257,185.44 862 5.92%
5 Barclays 252,851.12 991 5.82%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 36,645.46 176 6.31%
2 Deutsche Bank 36,386.11 128 6.26%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,712.91 97 5.28%
4 BNP Paribas 30,600.75 184 5.27%
5 Barclays 30,394.96 86 5.23%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 21,398.51 94 8.80%
2 Morgan Stanley 17,329.08 90 7.13%
3 Citi 16,974.50 104 6.98%
4 UBS 16,643.68 66 6.85%
5 Goldman Sachs 16,179.39 87 6.66%