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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 %
1 JPMorgan 198,209.59 967 0.00%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 171,454.50 950 0.00%
3 Citi 159,805.00 848 0.00%
4 Deutsche Bank 151,024.03 756 0.00%
5 Morgan Stanley 136,882.99 744 0.00%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,034.77 40 8.60%
2 HSBC 9,602.27 36 8.23%
3 BNP Paribas 9,274.72 42 7.95%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,081.13 31 6.93%
5 Barclays 6,766.09 27 5.80%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
1 Deutsche Bank 3,191.07 24 0.00%
2 JPMorgan 2,569.92 26 0.00%
3 BNP Paribas 2,376.77 23 0.00%
4 Credit Suisse 2,359.37 20 0.00%
5 Morgan Stanley 2,358.70 18 0.00%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 JPMorgan 11,655.04 95 0.00%
2 Citi 11,148.22 80 0.00%
3 Morgan Stanley 10,280.99 70 0.00%
4 Credit Suisse 9,213.76 63 0.00%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,956.92 74 0.00%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,431.25 46 0.00%
2 Barclays 11,119.37 44 0.00%
3 HSBC 10,416.68 47 0.00%
4 BNP Paribas 9,624.62 47 0.00%
5 Deutsche Bank 9,194.04 38 0.00%