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  • Moved to tiers: Spanish banks could reopen red hot AT1

    A number of financial institutions have distanced themselves from the primary market for additional tier one (AT1) bonds this week, but there is no doubting that the asset class has been on fire in 2017. It is only a matter of time before supply restarts, and Spanish banks will be first in line, writes Tyler Davies.

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • LBO revival touted as Stada targeted

    Large leveraged buyouts may be set for a return to Europe’s leveraged finance market following a lengthy sojourn. Stada, the German generic pharmaceuticals firm, this week said it was fielding numerous buyout offers worth around €3.5bn, offering investors the respite from relentless repricings that they have craved for several months. Max Bower reports.

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • Sending a message: Pemex breaks euro record as EM diversifies

    Mexican oil giant Pemex and north African sovereign Tunisia both used the euro market for diversification plays this week, though the differing receptions each received highlighted the difficulties faced by EM high yield borrowers using the currency. Olly West and Virginia Furness report.

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • Oman’s queue for loan deals pushes issuers towards bonds

    With four big loan deals already in the market for Omani borrowers this year and more expected, bankers are concerned that lenders could fast run up against country limits. With a big hole to plug in Oman's budget, spillover to the bond market looks inevitable, writes Bianca Boorer.

    • 16 Feb 2017

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  • Top Republicans step up attacks on Fed policy, Yellen

    Emboldened Congressional Republicans ramped up attacks against the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday, taking aim at the central bank’s role in negotiating international financial rules and its bond purchase programmes. But chair Janet Yellen was defiant, and said the Fed would remain a part of the Basel negotiations.

    • 15 Feb 2017
  • FCA mulls boost for UK primary debt market

    The Financial Conduct Authority is reviewing aspects of the UK’s primary markets regime, with a particular focus on whether the UK needs a specialised wholesale debt listing venue, like Ireland’s GEM market.

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • HSBC reshapes Apac levfin as new global head takes over

    HSBC is overhauling the leadership of its leveraged and acquisition finance and sponsor coverage teams in Asia Pacific, with some senior changes taking place this week. While sources emphasised this does not signify a retreat, the moves have put a focus on what some consider a somewhat “static” job market for acquisition and leveraged finance in the region. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

    • 16 Feb 2017

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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
  • 14 Feb 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 3,910.02 6 7.75%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,021.70 7 5.99%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 2,844.86 8 5.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,732.12 7 5.41%
5 HSBC 2,697.95 9 5.35%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Feb 2017
1 Goldman Sachs 1,774.56 8 9.98%
2 JPMorgan 1,456.77 11 8.19%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,450.69 9 8.16%
4 Morgan Stanley 1,420.39 12 7.99%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,235.16 9 6.95%