Latest high grade corporate bond news

  • KNOC powers up for international roadshow

    Korea National Oil Corp will host a global roadshow next week ahead of a new international bond, to be sold in dollars and/or euros.

    • 24 Feb 2017
  • Starved investors flock to China Jinmao $500m deal

    Investors ate up China Jinmao Holdings Group’s new five year notes this week, allowing it to secure tight pricing for a four-times subscribed $500m deal.

    • 23 Feb 2017
  • Shenzhen Exchange set for rare Panda appearance

    Panda bonds are poised to make a rare appearance on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, with red chip firm Shenzhen International Holdings announcing on Wednesday that its Rmb5bn ($727m) programme has been approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission.

    • 23 Feb 2017
  • Citic snags investors for new $1.25bn dual trancher

    Citic snatched $1.25bn from an aggressively priced dual-tranche transaction on Tuesday, its second bond outing since a restructuring that saw it gain investment grade status.

    • 22 Feb 2017
  • Dollar deals flood into Asia market

    The Asia debt market saw a fresh rush of dollar deals on Wednesday, with property names China Jinmao Holdings Group and Xinhu Zhongbao, as well as Singapore’s United Overseas Bank launching new deals.

    • 22 Feb 2017
  • IG outperformance tipped to continue

    Companies were able to tighten pricing on euro deals this week, as investors said they expected the corporate market to keep shrugging off the political headline risks in Europe that have prompted widening in some government bonds.

    • 21 Feb 2017
  • Chinese corps test investor appetite for new deals

    Citic and Xinyuan Real Estate are out with their respective bonds on a busy Tuesday in the dollar debt market, as China Jinmao Holdings Group also announces a tender plus new issue as part of its liability management.

    • 21 Feb 2017
  • Unilever’s bonds snap back after buyout talks fizzle

    Consumer goods company Unilever’s newest bonds recovered almost all the losses sustained after Kraft Heinz made — and then promptly withdrew — a $143bn takeover bid for the company earlier this week.

    • 20 Feb 2017
  • Ericsson flies despite chunky price revisions

    Investors piled into a €1bn dual tranche transaction from telecoms company Ericsson on Monday even after the issuer dragged pricing in by around 35bp, in an execution that bankers say highlights how tough it has become for syndicates to derive fair value.

    • 20 Feb 2017
  • Poland's Energa SA plans first CEE corp bond of 2017

    Polish energy provider Energa SA is meeting investors this week for its first Polish non-financial corporate bond since June last year, which will also be the first corporate deal from anywhere in Central and Eastern Europe this year.

    • 20 Feb 2017

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Feb 2017
1 JPMorgan 19,181.02 86 7.20%
2 Citi 17,776.15 84 6.67%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,204.49 82 6.46%
4 Deutsche Bank 16,868.52 64 6.33%
5 Barclays 13,437.17 55 5.04%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 BNP Paribas 5,411.83 21 11.84%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,560.65 12 9.98%
3 Citi 2,650.33 16 5.80%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 2,636.94 11 5.77%
5 Barclays 2,445.52 14 5.35%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 Credit Suisse 1,052.39 15 9.44%
2 Deutsche Bank 975.14 10 8.75%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 875.05 8 7.85%
4 Citi 847.97 7 7.61%
5 HSBC 818.64 12 7.34%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 JPMorgan 5,718.36 39 11.74%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,411.34 37 9.06%
3 Credit Suisse 3,673.68 24 7.54%
4 Citi 3,657.00 24 7.51%
5 Jefferies LLC 3,166.33 8 6.50%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 BNP Paribas 4,850.62 22 8.14%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,604.83 14 7.73%
3 Citi 3,901.74 19 6.55%
4 Credit Suisse 3,324.36 14 5.58%
5 JPMorgan 2,951.33 13 4.95%