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 142,092.90 622 7.05%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 126,563.58 580 6.28%
3 Citi 113,864.83 602 5.65%
4 Goldman Sachs 94,144.44 398 4.67%
5 Barclays 89,152.07 396 4.42%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 24,789.49 114 8.93%
2 Barclays 21,105.51 82 7.60%
3 Deutsche Bank 18,530.93 78 6.68%
4 HSBC 16,938.83 77 6.10%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,665.73 86 5.64%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,988.32 51 7.80%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,669.99 45 7.38%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,126.35 52 6.68%
4 Credit Suisse 4,633.16 52 6.03%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 5.55%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,820.93 232 10.57%
2 Citi 23,746.29 188 8.42%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22,954.16 203 8.14%
4 Goldman Sachs 20,887.87 148 7.41%
5 Barclays 19,256.47 129 6.83%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 23,833.79 81 6.48%
2 HSBC 23,751.92 108 6.46%
3 Barclays 23,497.73 103 6.39%
4 BNP Paribas 23,234.24 113 6.32%
5 Citi 20,118.07 85 5.47%