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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1 Citi 318,645.99 1207 8.88%
2 JPMorgan 291,870.93 1330 8.14%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 285,392.08 993 7.95%
4 Goldman Sachs 218,480.36 718 6.09%
5 Barclays 210,235.01 814 5.86%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 33,092.37 151 6.77%
2 Deutsche Bank 33,007.84 106 6.75%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 29,018.73 86 5.94%
4 BNP Paribas 25,718.39 146 5.26%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 22,722.30 133 4.65%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 18,707.17 72 9.33%
2 Morgan Stanley 15,215.44 76 7.59%
3 UBS 14,195.29 55 7.08%
4 Citi 14,014.57 86 6.99%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,113.98 67 6.04%