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
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 133,659.38 579 7.19%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 118,675.27 539 6.38%
3 Citi 104,283.26 546 5.61%
4 Goldman Sachs 87,171.48 357 4.69%
5 Barclays 82,724.67 361 4.45%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 23,620.31 106 8.93%
2 Barclays 19,796.44 75 7.48%
3 Deutsche Bank 17,925.12 74 6.77%
4 HSBC 16,031.84 71 6.06%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,554.56 78 5.50%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,442.63 45 7.89%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,801.82 38 6.96%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,751.46 46 6.89%
4 Credit Suisse 4,353.57 48 6.31%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 6.18%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 28,018.08 214 10.92%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,116.58 187 8.23%
3 Citi 21,099.90 168 8.23%
4 Goldman Sachs 19,427.53 135 7.58%
5 Barclays 17,943.05 119 7.00%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 22,816.78 75 6.60%
2 HSBC 22,736.18 101 6.58%
3 BNP Paribas 22,463.50 107 6.50%
4 Barclays 21,638.43 92 6.26%
5 Citi 19,258.04 79 5.57%