Corporates in charge as rally builds despite insecurities

Investors’ eagerness to buy European corporate bonds has become so hot that bankers are beginning to declare it an issuer’s market. Yet some still feel the rally is fragile — that investors are buying because they have to, rather than out of real confidence.

  • 24 Feb 2012

This week brought €5.2bn of deals in euros, including a cross-over credit, an Italian car finance company and a sub-benchmark issue — all no-nos for investors before Christmas.

Virtually all the deals were several times oversubscribed, enabling the leads to tighten guidance and price at the tight end of ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 113,683.46 478 7.19%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 103,037.55 448 6.52%
3 Citi 88,830.56 451 5.62%
4 Goldman Sachs 75,629.23 305 4.78%
5 Barclays 72,617.35 312 4.59%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 20,196.33 86 8.95%
2 Barclays 17,722.23 65 7.85%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,688.73 60 6.95%
4 HSBC 13,777.20 59 6.10%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,521.92 64 5.55%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,994.70 40 8.04%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,312.69 35 6.95%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,249.17 39 6.84%
4 Barclays 3,956.08 33 6.37%
5 Citi 3,884.06 28 6.26%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 24,067.99 186 10.79%
2 Citi 19,404.77 149 8.70%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,997.02 158 8.07%
4 Goldman Sachs 17,038.94 119 7.64%
5 Barclays 15,537.71 103 6.97%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 20,529.33 63 6.93%
2 HSBC 19,637.33 84 6.63%
3 BNP Paribas 19,346.82 88 6.53%
4 Barclays 19,276.49 80 6.51%
5 Citi 17,718.43 69 5.98%