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
  • 22 Aug 2016
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 98,466.97 356 6.42%
2 JPMorgan 95,815.66 355 6.25%
3 Citi 84,041.38 335 5.48%
4 Deutsche Bank 70,383.91 247 4.59%
5 Barclays 69,594.14 258 4.54%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 BNP Paribas 15,981.42 72 7.49%
2 Deutsche Bank 15,526.98 48 7.28%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,438.78 43 6.77%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,406.34 64 6.28%
5 Barclays 13,198.29 43 6.18%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 Goldman Sachs 5,027.09 25 10.62%
2 Deutsche Bank 5,009.34 30 10.58%
3 Citi 4,119.78 13 8.70%
4 Barclays 3,601.58 19 7.61%
5 JPMorgan 2,803.14 20 5.92%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 JPMorgan 19,799.61 146 11.07%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,389.63 118 9.72%
3 Barclays 15,694.41 95 8.77%
4 Goldman Sachs 15,523.50 95 8.68%
5 Deutsche Bank 15,320.36 90 8.56%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 Deutsche Bank 16,642.28 39 6.47%
2 BNP Paribas 16,468.78 63 6.40%
3 Barclays 15,749.42 43 6.12%
4 HSBC 13,691.31 58 5.32%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,148.34 58 5.11%