Triple-A holds sway, Microsoft stuns with debut

In the middle of a more difficult market than has been usual lately, the US dollar high grade sector got exactly what it wanted with the arrival of an industrial credit of impeccable quality and standing: Microsoft.

  • 15 May 2009

"The reaction to the Microsoft showed a flight to quality. It was the bond everyone wanted," said David Trahan, a managing director in the investment grade syndicate at Citigroup in New York.

It was the first ever visit to the US debt market for the software giant, and ...

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3 Citi 78,017.43 388 5.90%
4 Barclays 62,596.22 268 4.74%
5 Deutsche Bank 60,332.59 249 4.56%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

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1 BNP Paribas 18,886.68 80 9.00%
2 Barclays 16,575.05 61 7.90%
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4 HSBC 12,906.84 56 6.15%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,165.97 62 5.80%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 5,095.99 40 8.35%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,273.93 33 7.01%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,159.17 38 6.82%
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5 Barclays 3,740.83 31 6.13%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

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2 Citi 17,526.81 129 9.26%
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4 Goldman Sachs 13,221.26 95 6.98%
5 Barclays 13,207.72 84 6.98%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

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1 BNP Paribas 17,949.66 81 6.87%
2 Deutsche Bank 17,622.26 57 6.74%
3 HSBC 16,803.90 77 6.43%
4 Barclays 16,166.69 72 6.19%
5 Citi 15,341.21 64 5.87%