Heidelberg & VU set high yield records as euro market enjoys new issue boom

The high yield sector provided the highlights of the week in the bond markets with a successful transaction from HeidelbergCement and a surprise record-breaking issue from Vivendi Universal.

  • 04 Jul 2003

HeidelbergCement's offering, first mooted last summer, proved a complete success.

Bookrunners Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and RBS Financial Markets increased the transaction from Eu600m to Eu700m and priced it through the 7.5%-7.75% pre-launch guidance at 7.375%.

The deal is the largest single tranche high yield bond in euros, trumping Messer Griesheim's Eu550m issue. HeidelbergCement's transaction is ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 318,645.99 1207 8.88%
2 JPMorgan 291,870.93 1330 8.14%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 285,392.08 993 7.95%
4 Goldman Sachs 218,480.36 718 6.09%
5 Barclays 210,235.01 814 5.86%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 32,320.82 147 6.67%
2 Deutsche Bank 32,259.50 104 6.66%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,890.43 85 5.96%
4 BNP Paribas 25,663.29 144 5.30%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 22,617.86 130 4.67%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 18,160.85 71 9.15%
2 Morgan Stanley 15,215.44 76 7.67%
3 UBS 14,195.29 55 7.15%
4 Citi 14,014.57 86 7.06%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,113.98 67 6.10%