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
  • 23 May 2016
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 61,073.97 197 6.55%
2 JPMorgan 60,854.21 202 6.53%
3 Citi 54,358.91 201 5.83%
4 Deutsche Bank 47,541.47 146 5.10%
5 Barclays 45,823.37 152 4.92%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2016
1 Deutsche Bank 13,122.85 38 3.97%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,385.13 32 3.44%
3 BNP Paribas 11,254.76 46 3.40%
4 Citi 11,205.01 39 3.39%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,172.07 49 3.38%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2016
1 Deutsche Bank 4,315.54 21 11.96%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,022.47 17 11.15%
3 Citi 3,554.32 10 9.85%
4 Barclays 2,858.46 14 7.93%
5 JPMorgan 2,260.35 14 6.27%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 11,660.94 74 11.64%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,629.58 63 10.61%
3 Citi 9,139.72 53 9.12%
4 Barclays 9,054.87 52 9.04%
5 Goldman Sachs 8,537.29 52 8.52%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2016
1 Deutsche Bank 14,052.22 27 7.23%
2 Barclays 11,937.74 27 6.15%
3 BNP Paribas 11,757.87 38 6.05%
4 Citi 10,916.32 37 5.62%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,831.33 42 5.58%