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."

Price guidance had ...

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Bookrunners of Global Covered Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 HSBC 3,457.35 14 6.94%
2 Commerzbank Group 3,383.90 18 6.79%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,124.37 12 6.27%
4 LBBW 2,926.97 13 5.88%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,712.14 12 5.44%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Feb 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 22,902.35 47 9.79%
2 Goldman Sachs 19,979.12 63 8.54%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,349.44 40 8.27%
4 JPMorgan 14,028.73 51 6.00%
5 Citi 13,340.58 58 5.70%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 19,148.59 31 13.10%
2 Goldman Sachs 17,229.26 50 11.79%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,479.68 27 8.54%
4 JPMorgan 11,287.70 33 7.72%
5 Citi 11,280.58 39 7.72%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Feb 2017
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,728.11 10 5.02%
2 LBBW 2,154.63 7 3.97%
3 Commerzbank Group 2,105.32 7 3.88%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 1,987.58 8 3.66%
5 HSBC 1,572.51 5 2.90%

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
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 Credit Suisse 2,309.08 6 7.45%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,499.19 8 4.84%
3 JPMorgan 1,236.52 7 3.99%
4 HSBC 1,133.72 7 3.66%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 1,034.32 6 3.34%