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 %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Nov 2016
1 JPMorgan 343,251.38 1510 8.61%
2 Citi 323,623.21 1201 8.12%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 288,640.84 1039 7.24%
4 Barclays 284,272.60 939 7.13%
5 HSBC 241,990.66 994 6.07%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 29 Nov 2016
1 JPMorgan 41,457.25 68 7.46%
2 HSBC 35,073.34 130 6.31%
3 BNP Paribas 33,854.75 157 6.09%
4 UniCredit 33,033.86 153 5.94%
5 ING 23,664.97 130 4.26%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 29 Nov 2016
1 JPMorgan 17,674.88 93 10.70%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,180.33 72 8.59%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,109.11 48 6.73%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,679.86 56 6.47%
5 UBS 9,841.05 49 5.96%