High yield stars but J&J record steals the show

It was the turn of high yield issuers to take advantage of low funding costs in the US corporate bond market this week following last week’s glut of investment grade issuance, after the Federal Reserve re-stated its commitment to low interest rates and extended its monetary stimulus measures. Top-notch credits also had their moment, though: Johnson & Johnson broke McDonald’s record for the lowest coupon ever achieved by a US corporate for a 10 year bond late on Thursday as EuroWeek went to press.

  • 13 Aug 2010

The low rates attracted cross-over credits and a flurry of high yield issuance although disappointing jobless figures released on Thursday threatened to stem the flood of high grade issuance, which totaled nearly $13bn from 22 borrowers.

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 142,523.55 625 7.01%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 126,800.01 582 6.24%
3 Citi 115,036.42 609 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 94,228.53 399 4.64%
5 Barclays 90,141.66 399 4.44%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 25,083.00 115 8.90%
2 Barclays 21,514.93 84 7.64%
3 Deutsche Bank 18,824.44 79 6.68%
4 HSBC 17,232.34 78 6.12%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,959.24 87 5.66%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,988.32 51 7.65%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,851.83 48 7.47%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,236.76 54 6.69%
4 Credit Suisse 4,633.16 52 5.92%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 5.45%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,958.08 234 10.56%
2 Citi 23,883.44 190 8.42%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,183.88 205 8.17%
4 Goldman Sachs 20,887.87 148 7.36%
5 Barclays 19,256.47 129 6.79%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 24,326.03 83 6.51%
2 Barclays 24,105.87 106 6.45%
3 HSBC 24,045.43 109 6.43%
4 BNP Paribas 23,527.75 114 6.29%
5 Citi 20,737.97 88 5.55%