• Reckitt close to Mead ‘big league’ with record low margins

    Reckitt Benckiser, the UK based health and hygiene firm, is progressing with its approach to buy US-based Mead Johnson Nutrition, with loan deals taking shape and the boards of both firms having waved through the $17.9bn transaction. The margins for Reckitt’s loans are “record low”, loan bankers involved in the transaction said, as investment grade borrowers bathe in bank liquidity.

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • Reckitt deals in packs of three for $21bn Mead buyout

    Reckitt Benkiser has invited as many as 30 banks to participate in a $21bn loan deal, as its all-cash acquisition of US-based Mead Johnson takes shape.

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • Stada, Body Shop sales offer glimmer of hope to levloan investors

    The repricing train steams on in European leveraged loans, although several buyouts are coming down the track, offering new paper and the promise of some yield to desperate investors.

    • 15 Feb 2017
  • Ineos speeds loan allocation in ‘never ending repricing’ season

    Swiss petrochemicals firm Ineos priced a €4.5bn-equivalent four tranche term facility refinancing at the tight end of guidance on Monday, taking advantage of a leveraged loan market where abundant demand and scarce new paper is grinding down margins and encouraging a wave of refinancings.

    • 13 Feb 2017
  • Reckitt moves closer to Mead 'big league' buyout

    Reckitt Benckiser, the UK based healath and hygiene firm, is progressing with its approach to US-based Mead Johnson Nutrition, with loan deals taking shape and the boards of both firms having waved through the $17.9bn transaction.

    • 13 Feb 2017
  • Panera takes $200m fresh dough from half-dozen batch of banks

    Panera Bread, the US chain of bakery cafes, received $200m from six lenders this week as it served up healthy financial results on Tuesday.

    • 08 Feb 2017
  • Stone Canyon pounces as Mauser foregoes IPO

    Stone Canyon Industries, the US investment firm, has agreed to buy Mauser for $2.3bn after the German packaging supplier forewent a proposed initial public offering.

    • 08 Feb 2017
  • Xella builds on loan again as demand raises the roof

    Xella increased its €1.4bn buyout term loan for a second time on Thursday morning, adding another €50m in lieu of a proposed shareholder loan, while US software firm Infor did the same on its €750m term loan.

    • 03 Feb 2017
  • Sterling loans tighten as managed accounts bulk up

    Parkdean Resorts accelerated commitments on its £575m ($722m) buyout seven year term loan ‘B’ this week alongside several issuers who came to reprice sterling deals, as more cash pours into non-CLO investment accounts.

    • 02 Feb 2017
  • Reliance launches $1.75bn refi, adds more banks at the top

    A $1.75bn borrowing for Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries has been opened into general syndication with a 19-strong banking group at the top.

    • 02 Feb 2017

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Feb 2017
1 JPMorgan 62,591.98 254 8.02%
2 Citi 61,005.69 220 7.81%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,608.72 174 7.51%
4 Barclays 54,439.39 163 6.97%
5 Goldman Sachs 46,279.46 130 5.93%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 7,631.43 12 11.03%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,575.12 14 6.62%
3 Citi 3,984.96 10 5.76%
4 Commerzbank Group 3,849.81 7 5.57%
5 HSBC 3,720.28 13 5.38%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 Goldman Sachs 1,774.56 8 9.26%
2 Morgan Stanley 1,728.90 15 9.02%
3 JPMorgan 1,456.77 11 7.60%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,450.69 9 7.57%
5 UBS 1,317.06 9 6.87%