Novartis finds US bond bid strong but tricky

The US investment grade corporate bond market sprang back to life this week as four big issuers hit the market in quick succession on Thursday, after multi-billion dollar deals from Novartis and Comcast earlier in the week.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 21 Feb 2014

Google was the marquee name on Thursday, printing a $1bn 10 year deal that attracted more than $3bn of demand as investors clamoured for a credit that has issued only once before, in 2011.

The search engine leader, rated Aa2/AA, blessed Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Apr 2017
1 JPMorgan 47,322.39 219 6.97%
2 Citi 42,594.08 210 6.28%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 39,461.35 204 5.82%
4 Deutsche Bank 36,345.71 152 5.36%
5 Barclays 33,878.27 148 4.99%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2017
1 BNP Paribas 10,853.09 45 9.91%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,072.26 30 7.37%
3 Barclays 7,980.08 33 7.29%
4 Citi 7,052.29 36 6.44%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 6,646.16 38 6.07%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 11 Apr 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 2,981.20 25 9.50%
2 Citi 2,705.59 14 8.62%
3 JPMorgan 2,305.05 18 7.35%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,082.61 15 6.64%
5 Barclays 2,056.23 15 6.55%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 04 Apr 2017
1 JPMorgan 12,214.51 86 12.12%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,891.30 80 9.81%
3 Citi 9,372.27 62 9.30%
4 Goldman Sachs 7,529.63 51 7.47%
5 Credit Suisse 6,129.63 44 6.08%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2017
1 BNP Paribas 11,849.34 47 4.05%
2 Citi 10,255.40 43 3.51%
3 Deutsche Bank 9,727.43 31 3.33%
4 Barclays 8,299.70 38 2.84%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 7,151.08 38 2.44%