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
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 HSBC 18,859.47 96 5.78%
2 UBS 17,096.63 103 5.24%
3 BNP Paribas 16,125.84 71 4.94%
4 Commerzbank Group 15,763.40 95 4.83%
5 LBBW 15,321.72 85 4.69%

Bookrunners of Global FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Jun 2017
1 Morgan Stanley 58,230.82 220 7.33%
2 Goldman Sachs 55,991.98 263 7.05%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 50,362.34 188 6.34%
4 JPMorgan 49,807.13 231 6.27%
5 Citi 48,627.79 289 6.12%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated FIG

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Jun 2017
1 Citi 43,195.68 237 4.98%
2 Goldman Sachs 42,898.99 218 4.94%
3 Morgan Stanley 42,703.73 163 4.92%
4 JPMorgan 42,140.63 182 4.85%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 39,858.64 163 4.59%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Covered Bond Above €500m

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Jun 2017
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,741.46 19 7.08%
2 BNP Paribas 4,566.36 14 6.82%
3 LBBW 4,563.62 16 6.82%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 4,139.24 16 6.18%
5 Commerzbank Group 4,066.97 16 6.07%

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
  • 27 Jun 2017
1 HSBC 6,172.32 23
2 Barclays 5,139.18 16
3 Credit Suisse 3,658.73 16
4 BNP Paribas 3,205.75 15
5 Citi 3,042.28 24