Korea picks six for its $7bn global sovereign debt return

The Republic of Korea moved a step closer to a return to the international bond markets this week as it picked six banks to lead manage a deal that could be worth as much as $7bn, according to bankers involved in the bidding process.

  • 26 Mar 2009

The sovereign has appointed Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Samsung Securities to arrange the global debt sale, bankers said. None of the banks involved would comment pending an official announcement from the government.

News of the mandate comes a week after Korea registered ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 18,481.15 26 8.87%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 7.73%
3 BNP Paribas 15,919.65 22 7.64%
4 Barclays 15,336.60 24 7.36%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,733.99 25 7.07%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 53,463.63 126 11.60%
2 Citi 52,833.87 135 11.46%
3 HSBC 36,135.69 91 7.84%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 34,198.88 105 7.42%
5 Deutsche Bank 31,628.48 76 6.86%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 UniCredit 34,793.50 122 7.24%
2 HSBC 34,778.70 117 7.24%
3 Barclays 32,929.25 80 6.85%
4 Goldman Sachs 31,906.26 88 6.64%
5 BNP Paribas 31,635.81 68 6.58%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 95,819.56 331 7.31%
2 JPMorgan 93,889.82 550 7.17%
3 HSBC 82,271.52 300 6.28%
4 Barclays 67,249.07 214 5.13%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,602.63 218 5.08%