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
  • 22 Aug 2016
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 98,466.97 356 6.42%
2 JPMorgan 95,815.66 355 6.25%
3 Citi 84,041.38 335 5.48%
4 Deutsche Bank 70,383.91 247 4.59%
5 Barclays 69,594.14 258 4.54%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 BNP Paribas 15,981.42 72 7.49%
2 Deutsche Bank 15,526.98 48 7.28%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,438.78 43 6.77%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,406.34 64 6.28%
5 Barclays 13,198.29 43 6.18%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 Goldman Sachs 5,027.09 25 10.62%
2 Deutsche Bank 5,009.34 30 10.58%
3 Citi 4,119.78 13 8.70%
4 Barclays 3,601.58 19 7.61%
5 JPMorgan 2,803.14 20 5.92%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 JPMorgan 19,799.61 146 11.07%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,389.63 118 9.72%
3 Barclays 15,694.41 95 8.77%
4 Goldman Sachs 15,523.50 95 8.68%
5 Deutsche Bank 15,320.36 90 8.56%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Aug 2016
1 Deutsche Bank 16,642.28 39 6.47%
2 BNP Paribas 16,468.78 63 6.40%
3 Barclays 15,749.42 43 6.12%
4 HSBC 13,691.31 58 5.32%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,148.34 58 5.11%