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
  • 05 Dec 2016
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 141,939.63 561 6.18%
2 JPMorgan 134,615.83 565 5.86%
3 Citi 123,531.26 521 5.38%
4 Deutsche Bank 97,614.48 396 4.25%
5 Barclays 96,647.42 388 4.21%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 BNP Paribas 26,698.14 135 8.07%
2 Deutsche Bank 23,356.29 86 7.06%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,598.24 76 6.23%
4 Citi 20,210.48 88 6.11%
5 Barclays 20,061.92 75 6.06%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 Deutsche Bank 7,800.70 49 10.57%
2 Citi 6,458.14 23 8.75%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,266.74 37 8.49%
4 Barclays 5,619.60 34 7.61%
5 JPMorgan 4,221.50 35 5.72%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 JPMorgan 25,637.35 204 10.43%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,640.29 169 9.62%
3 Goldman Sachs 22,100.52 142 8.99%
4 Citi 20,620.00 153 8.39%
5 Barclays 20,603.68 133 8.38%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 BNP Paribas 30,005.45 126 7.06%
2 Barclays 24,642.89 80 5.80%
3 Deutsche Bank 23,876.70 72 5.62%
4 HSBC 23,243.04 98 5.47%
5 Citi 23,231.93 90 5.47%