Equity exodus, M&A propel European HY to Eu30bn record

Ravenous investors pushed the European high yield bond market to an all-time high this week. A flight from equity, declining defaults and a growing willingness to finance acquisitions helped carry the year’s new issue volume towards an unprecedented Eu30bn.

  • 01 Oct 2010

A quartet of new sales included the year’s biggest M&A-related issue in the sector — a whopping Eu1.7bn offering from Irish bottle maker Ardagh Glass.

The new deals overhauled the previous record, 2006’s Eu29.1bn. Total volumes could now reach Eu35bn by the end of the year, Société Générale ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,273.45 69 7.09%
2 BNP Paribas 15,649.19 99 6.42%
3 Goldman Sachs 13,736.97 57 5.64%
4 HSBC 12,718.21 83 5.22%
5 Deutsche Bank 12,330.52 72 5.06%

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 10.58%
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%