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  • Direct lending funds stalk bigger targets but credit cycle will be vicious

    Europe’s vibrant direct lending market, in which specialist funds lend privately to companies, often without bank arrangers, is swallowing bigger and bigger deals. But the market is heading for trouble when the credit cycle turns, participants warn. Max Bower and Jon Hay report.

    • 23 Mar 2017


High Yield priced deals database

DateIssuerMaturityCur.SizeCoupon
23-Mar-17Federal-Mogul LLC 15-Apr-243003-mth Euribor +487.5bp
23-Mar-17Federal-Mogul LLC 15-Apr-224154.875%
22-Mar-17Aramark International Finance SARL 01-Apr-253253.125%
21-Mar-17NewCo Sab Midco SAS 15-Apr-251805.375%
21-Mar-17Arrow Global Finance plc 01-Apr-254003-mth Euribor +287.5bp


Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Mar 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,452.47 11 8.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,349.08 10 8.29%
3 JPMorgan 3,343.06 8 8.28%
4 Credit Suisse 2,505.48 12 6.20%
5 Deutsche Bank 2,382.73 14 5.90%

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 European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Mar 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,452.47 11 8.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,349.08 10 8.29%
3 JPMorgan 3,343.06 8 8.28%
4 Credit Suisse 2,505.48 12 6.20%
5 Deutsche Bank 2,382.73 14 5.90%

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%