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  • Allergan goes tight with euro debut

    Drug company Allergan made its debut on the euro bond market on Tuesday, bringing a multi-tranche trade that has tightened during execution despite bankers off the deal saying initial price thoughts already looked expensive.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Daimler leads Panda issuance, CPNE debuts green RMB bond

    Germany's Daimler has rapidly returned to the Panda bond market, pricing a dual-trancher last week. Its deal was followed by China Power New Energy Development Company (CPNE)’s debut green Panda, a rarity in the renminbi market.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Nan Fung adds to fixed-for-life momentum with $500m perp

    Property developer Nan Fung International Holdings became the third Hong Kong issuer to sell a fixed-for-life perpetual in just a little over a week. But unlike the earlier transactions, private banks rather than fund managers dominated the deal.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Hungry investors snap up MCC bonds

    Iron and steel company Metallurgical Corporation of China raised $500m from the sale of its three year bond on Monday, after enthusiastic investors flocked to the deal.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Beijing Gas, CCB HK woo buy-side for new deals

    Beijing Gas Group Company and China Construction Bank (Hong Kong) have opened books for a fixed five year bullet and a three year floater, respectively.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Interest rates hike could rekindle HY issuance surge, say bankers

    The euro high yield market will be dining on small portions this week, far from the recovery in bond issuance volumes of the past four months but indicative of times ahead, bankers and analysts agreed — that is, unless the European Central Bank increases short term interest rates.

    • 22 May 2017
  • Corporate issuers pile into short week

    The corporate bond market has moved past the indigestion and softer market concerns that dogged the end of last week to pump out five trades ahead of a public holiday on Thursday.

    • 22 May 2017
  • JP Morgan rolls out HY fund for UK pension scheme

    Nest, the UK national employment savings trust, has become the latest in "a flurry" of buyers to move into high yield bonds.

    • 22 May 2017
  • Hong Yang announces debut, Dr Peng sounds out investors

    Property developer Hong Yang Group Company is marketing its inaugural international bond, while Chinese private telecommunications operator Dr Peng Telecom & Media Group Co is set to hold a conference call with investors on Tuesday for a dollar deal.

    • 22 May 2017
  • Nan Fung, MCC build new dollar deals

    The Asian market has shrugged off North Korea’s missile test over the weekend, with Nan Fung International Holdings and Metallurgical Corporation of China launching new deals on Monday morning.

    • 22 May 2017
  • Burford collars £175m retail bond in shrunken market

    Burford Capital, the company that finances litigation, raised £175m with a bond issue on the London Stock Exchange’s Orderbook for Retail Bonds on Friday – one of the biggest deals since 2012.

    • 19 May 2017
  • Premier Foods pays 2017's third biggest margin for new floater

    After three years away, UK producer of grocery and sweets Premier Foods returned to the bond market with a £210m fiver year non-call one floater to join 2017’s sterling issuance comeback.

    • 19 May 2017
  • Nan Hai braves market for SBLC backed $500m

    Nan Hai Corp grabbed $500m on Thursday with the sale of a three non call 1.5 year bond, pushed to an investment grade rating thanks to a standby letter of credit from China Citic Bank Corp’s Shenzhen branch. Meanwhile, Sinochem Hong Kong (Group) Company sealed $300m from a club-like transaction.

    • 19 May 2017
  • Transportation Partners, ChemChina on the road

    Transportation Partners and China National Chemical Corp will meet fixed income accounts for their respective dollar bonds, while names like Poly Culture Group Corp, Macrolink Culturaltainment Development Co, Oceanwide Holdings Co and Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co are planning to go offshore.

    • 19 May 2017
  • US IG issuers flee while repatriation hopes fade

    Corporate issuers remained on the sidelines this week as political concerns in the US and a government corruption scandal in Brazil stopped the dollar market’s hot streak in its tracks.

    • 18 May 2017
  • UK corporates seek replacements for EIB funding

    Some of the UK’s major borrowers, especially in the utility sector, are preparing for a future without European Investment Bank funding, as the supranational’s lending in the UK is set to be caught up in fraught Brexit negotiations.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Bull run can charge through Trump but not forever

    Wednesday’s sharp fall in the S&P 500, as the political storm around US president Donald Trump’s links with Russia intensified, has not turned into a market rout... yet. Equities bankers, indeed, are convinced it is a blip, saying investor appetite for stocks remains strong.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Apple pays US premium for euro deal in ‘classic’ Rev Yank

    Tech company Apple brought what has been called a “classic” Reverse Yankee trade this week, with the small spread between the issuer and far lower rated names that printed similar deals on the same day highlighting the premium US borrowers stump up for euros.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Unibail follows in GE’s 20 year footsteps

    France’s Unibail-Rodamco became this week the second corporate to sell 20 year debt in 2017, as investors declared the long part of the curve is wide open for top rated names.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Verizon crowned Matterhorn as opportunism returns to Swiss market

    The Swiss franc bond market saw its first Matterhorn –– a foreign deal of Sfr1bn ($1.02bn) or more — of the year on Wednesday, and the first from a BBB issuer, as Verizon Communication raised Sfr1bn with its debut. It was a sign that Switzerland has once again become an attractive destination for international borrowers, writes Silas Brown.

    • 18 May 2017

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 08 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 59,729.64 269 3.64%
2 Citi 48,146.84 242 2.94%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 45,937.03 233 2.80%
4 Deutsche Bank 41,805.81 175 2.55%
5 Morgan Stanley 38,350.79 202 2.34%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 13,945.15 61 9.46%
2 Deutsche Bank 12,744.72 45 8.65%
3 Barclays 11,444.28 42 7.77%
4 Citi 8,502.33 42 5.77%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 8,311.04 47 5.64%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 3,271.23 30 8.16%
2 JPMorgan 3,230.36 27 8.06%
3 Citi 2,868.23 17 7.16%
4 Barclays 2,733.11 21 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,620.59 22 6.54%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 09 May 2017
1 JPMorgan 15,642.64 116 12.03%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,985.87 100 9.21%
3 Citi 11,558.90 86 8.89%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,013.87 71 7.70%
5 Barclays 7,309.82 50 5.62%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 13,998.75 62 7.56%
2 Deutsche Bank 13,791.03 42 7.45%
3 Citi 11,544.92 48 6.24%
4 Barclays 10,865.91 47 5.87%
5 JPMorgan 9,678.50 37 5.23%