US HY shows early warning signs of investor indigestion

The pace of US high yield primary activity remained brisk this week as expectations of slow but positive growth continued to lure buyers. However, the sector — where this year’s new issues have already surpassed last year’s record volume — is also exhibiting early signs of investor indigestion, according to bankers. 

  • 24 Sep 2010

The week kicked off with CCO Holdings pricing its increased $1bn seven year non-call three senior notes offering at 7.25% at par. Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and UBS were joint books.

In addition, GenOn priced a $1.22bn two-part offering. The $675m 9.5% ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 356,356.29 1337 9.08%
2 JPMorgan 317,952.80 1443 8.10%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 316,523.82 1098 8.06%
4 Goldman Sachs 235,165.28 784 5.99%
5 Barclays 229,116.44 888 5.84%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 34,411.72 162 6.58%
2 Deutsche Bank 34,293.84 117 6.56%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,113.25 94 5.95%
4 BNP Paribas 27,578.61 168 5.27%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 23,982.83 136 4.59%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,536.02 78 8.84%
2 Morgan Stanley 16,323.54 83 7.38%
3 Citi 15,946.50 94 7.21%
4 UBS 15,404.75 59 6.97%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,695.77 74 6.19%