Cheap high grade African Bank pays 8.125%

An attractive 8.125% yield for consumer lender African Bank’s five year bond drove orders to $1.75bn — but the bank kept the deal to $350m when it issued it on Tuesday night. The note, priced at par by Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Rand Merchant Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, traded up to 100.75 on Wednesday morning — a tightening of 17bp on a spread basis.

  • 24 Feb 2012

"It’s a strategic priority for African Bank to access an international investor base," said Spencer Maclean, head of syndicate, west, at Standard Chartered Bank in London. "The issuer has a $2bn EMTN programme so it’s clear they will return to the market in a controlled fashion."

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Jul 2016
1 HSBC 9,097.35 50 2.97%
2 UBS 9,075.57 52 2.96%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 8,176.21 37 2.67%
4 Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg - LBBW 7,963.90 45 2.60%
5 Commerzbank Group 7,644.36 44 2.49%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2016
1 JPMorgan 57,241.61 243 6.71%
2 Citi 51,142.49 279 6.00%
3 Goldman Sachs 50,623.07 232 5.94%
4 Morgan Stanley 47,985.75 206 5.63%
5 HSBC 46,813.97 197 5.49%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Jul 2016
1 JPMorgan 45,037.97 168 10.75%
2 Citi 41,789.37 210 9.98%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 39,178.97 184 9.35%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 35,649.15 155 8.51%
5 Morgan Stanley 35,078.35 155 8.38%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Jul 2016
1 Credit Agricole CIB 7,016.13 25 8.37%
2 UBS 5,981.15 20 7.13%
3 BNP Paribas 5,603.49 21 6.68%
4 Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg - LBBW 5,485.15 21 6.54%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,873.19 20 5.81%

Global FIG Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 Morgan Stanley 365.83 497 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 332.66 618 6.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 299.89 590 6.24%
4 Goldman Sachs 276.71 375 5.76%
5 Citi 264.54 592 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Subordinated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Jul 2016
1 HSBC 5,625.84 17 12.59%
2 BNP Paribas 5,033.74 15 11.26%
3 UBS 3,892.79 17 8.71%
4 Barclays 2,454.68 7 5.49%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,453.63 14 5.49%