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
  • 26 Sep 2016
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 117,559.29 446 6.40%
2 JPMorgan 111,827.51 442 6.09%
3 Citi 98,476.57 400 5.36%
4 Deutsche Bank 81,615.02 306 4.45%
5 Barclays 80,736.71 307 4.40%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Sep 2016
1 BNP Paribas 19,899.18 89 7.93%
2 Deutsche Bank 18,875.22 64 7.52%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,051.36 58 6.79%
4 Barclays 15,424.93 54 6.15%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,117.59 75 6.02%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Sep 2016
1 Deutsche Bank 14,498.54 102 8.95%
2 JPMorgan 12,096.76 87 7.47%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,582.48 76 7.15%
4 Barclays 11,250.50 70 6.95%
5 Citi 10,901.13 54 6.73%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Sep 2016
1 JPMorgan 22,053.45 171 10.75%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,324.19 141 9.91%
3 Barclays 17,795.18 110 8.67%
4 Citi 17,522.90 127 8.54%
5 Deutsche Bank 17,333.36 103 8.45%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Sep 2016
1 BNP Paribas 23,100.71 84 6.83%
2 Deutsche Bank 20,691.09 55 6.12%
3 Barclays 20,516.32 56 6.07%
4 Citi 18,079.39 66 5.35%
5 HSBC 17,156.12 72 5.08%