First timers flock to empty corporate bond market as retail demand boosts reception

Debut issuers took a chance to shine this week amid a dearth of big name transactions. GFK, HSE Netz, GEA Group and Brambles took the opportunity during the last full week before Easter to issue their inaugural Eurobonds.

  • 15 Apr 2011

"All of these names would have been very tough deals normally," said a banker in London. "The only reason they’ve been so successful this week is that there was nothing else to buy."

The lack of large deals from repeat borrowers meant that many of this week’s deals were ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 129,893.78 562 7.22%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 117,313.64 530 6.52%
3 Citi 102,948.94 532 5.73%
4 Goldman Sachs 85,307.58 349 4.74%
5 Barclays 80,468.49 350 4.47%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 22,082.43 98 8.71%
2 Barclays 19,647.01 74 7.75%
3 Deutsche Bank 17,369.20 70 6.85%
4 HSBC 15,446.24 67 6.09%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,434.81 77 5.69%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 5,335.13 43 7.91%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,721.48 37 7.00%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,563.62 43 6.77%
4 Credit Suisse 4,353.57 48 6.46%
5 Barclays 4,075.90 34 6.05%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 26,963.24 210 10.82%
2 Citi 20,901.57 165 8.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,737.25 183 8.32%
4 Goldman Sachs 18,279.20 131 7.34%
5 Morgan Stanley 17,353.91 102 6.97%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 26,454.29 102 6.87%
2 HSBC 25,726.70 116 6.68%
3 Deutsche Bank 25,363.90 91 6.59%
4 Citi 23,533.28 107 6.11%
5 JPMorgan 22,896.76 127 5.95%