Latest high grade corporate bond news

  • Bond triumph proves Korea can’t be stopped by scandal

    South Korean bond issuers defied the domestic political turbulence shaking the country, hitting the market this week with a handful of successful dollar deals. While investors snapped up the notes with little question, the timing leads to some speculation that the deal rush was a publicity stunt.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • Sino-Ocean builds Panda credentials with Rmb4bn debut

    Sino-Ocean Group Holdings has issued its first Panda bond, raising Rmb4bn ($580m) from a dual trancher. The debut followed German carmaker Daimler and Russian aluminium giant Rusal in a series of prominent issuances in March.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • Ezdan picks six for sukuk

    Qatari real estate developer Ezdan Holding has picked banks to arrange its second sukuk.

    • 21 Mar 2017
  • KNOC rakes in $1.5bn from triple trancher

    Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) took advantage of the positive market on Monday to price three $500m tranches of new notes at an attractive price, while still offering investors some cushion on the fixed rate portions.

    • 21 Mar 2017
  • Maturing Asian DCM can go it alone

    The performance of the Asia bond market over the past couple of weeks, despite the macro moves elsewhere, has shown that it can drive forward independently of events in the west. With European and US political volatility waiting in the wings, Asian DCM’s self-sufficiency bodes well.

    • 21 Mar 2017
  • KNOC, Yuhuang Chemical tease investors with bonds

    Korea National Oil Corp (KNOC) is selling a combination of floating and fixed rate bonds, with price thoughts for a five and a 10 year released at the same level. On the high yield side, China’s Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co is marketing its debut three year notes.

    • 20 Mar 2017
  • Lenovo shrugs off weak results with $1.35bn comeback

    Lenovo Group priced a five year fixed bond and a subordinated perpetual non call five in a soft market on Thursday and on the back of disappointing third quarter results. But investors shrugged off any concerns and poured into the transaction.

    • 10 Mar 2017
  • Market open for more after ECB no move

    Investors are bracing themselves for another wave of corporate deals next week after the European Central Bank (ECB) stuck to analyst expectations on Thursday, leaving its monetary policies unchanged.

    • 09 Mar 2017
  • ECB standstill leaves corporate market open for more

    Investors are bracing themselves for another wave of corporate deals next week after the European Central Bank stuck to analyst expectations on Thursday, leaving its monetary policies unchanged.

    • 09 Mar 2017
  • Elisa goes it alone

    Finland’s Elisa was the only borrower to brave the market on Wednesday for a sub benchmark trade, despite bankers reaffirming their confidence that primary demand is as strong now as it has been all year.

    • 08 Mar 2017

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 26,801.25 116 7.23%
2 Citi 24,294.27 107 6.55%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,745.51 112 6.41%
4 Deutsche Bank 21,936.54 80 5.92%
5 Barclays 18,739.72 76 5.06%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 BNP Paribas 7,741.23 34 9.96%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,409.32 21 8.25%
3 Barclays 5,176.15 25 6.66%
4 HSBC 5,003.70 23 6.44%
5 Citi 4,576.17 26 5.89%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 Citi 2,417.98 11 10.88%
2 Deutsche Bank 2,229.13 17 10.03%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,908.90 13 8.59%
4 JPMorgan 1,733.98 11 7.80%
5 Barclays 1,569.70 11 7.06%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 11,150.67 77 12.59%
2 Citi 8,073.45 55 9.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,652.39 65 8.64%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,155.05 45 6.95%
5 Credit Suisse 5,502.63 40 6.21%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 BNP Paribas 8,202.93 31 9.23%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,868.10 19 7.73%
3 Citi 6,086.67 25 6.85%
4 JPMorgan 4,814.18 17 5.42%
5 HSBC 4,304.73 21 4.84%