Bakkavor trading could push Boparan wider

Privately-owned food producer Boparan is on track to raise a £695m-equivalent junk bond in sterling and euros to fund its takeover of Northern Foods. Price talk for its £400m tranche is in the 9.875% area, while the £295m-equivalent euro piece is expected in the 9.75% area.

  • 14 Apr 2011

Books on the seven year non-call four unsecured deal, provisionally rated Ba3/B+, close at 15.30 GMT.

“It comes down to price”, said one investor, who compared the company’s leverage to UK packaged food producer Bakkavor.

The comparison is unhelpful for Boparan, however. Bakkavor’s £350m bond issued in late January has ...

All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 08 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 59,729.64 269 3.64%
2 Citi 48,146.84 242 2.94%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 45,937.03 233 2.80%
4 Deutsche Bank 41,805.81 175 2.55%
5 Morgan Stanley 38,350.79 202 2.34%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 BNP Paribas 13,945.15 61 9.46%
2 Deutsche Bank 12,744.72 45 8.65%
3 Barclays 11,444.28 42 7.77%
4 Citi 8,502.33 42 5.77%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 8,311.04 47 5.64%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 3,271.23 30 8.16%
2 JPMorgan 3,230.36 27 8.06%
3 Citi 2,868.23 17 7.16%
4 Barclays 2,733.11 21 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,620.59 22 6.54%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 15,642.64 116 12.03%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,985.87 100 9.21%
3 Citi 11,558.90 86 8.89%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,013.87 71 7.70%
5 Barclays 7,309.82 50 5.62%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2017
1 BNP Paribas 13,998.75 62 7.56%
2 Deutsche Bank 13,791.03 42 7.45%
3 Citi 11,544.92 48 6.24%
4 Barclays 10,865.91 47 5.87%
5 JPMorgan 9,678.50 37 5.23%