Latest leveraged loan news

  • Credit Suisse hires top levfin banker Ross

    Credit Suisse has hired David Ross, a veteran of the EMEA leveraged finance markets, to co-head its EMEA leveraged finance capital markets group.

    • 18 Sep 2017
  • Interoute to hang up on HY bonds with new refi loan deal

    UK operator of cloud services Interoute is set to redeem all of its high yield bond issues with a new leveraged loan offering this week.

    • 18 Sep 2017
  • Partners Group to launch Civica loans

    The European leveraged loan deal pipeline for September keeps growing, now topping €7bn from more than 10 borrowers. The latest facility is for UK software firm Civica, which Partners Group has acquired from OMERS Private Equity.

    • 14 Sep 2017
  • EQT funds Lion Capital for Grenade acquisition

    Lion Capital, the consumer specialist private equity firm, has funded the acquisition of a controlling stake in sports nutrition brand Grenade with a credit facility from EQT.

    • 12 Sep 2017
  • Synlab flexes but angst in store for lev loans under €400m

    Synlab, the French clinical services provider, achieved tight pricing on Tuesday for its leveraged loan. That bodes well for a September deal pipeline that has swelled to over €5bn. But bankers cautioned small deals may still have to fight for investor attention against large offerings like Stada’s €2bn loan.

    • 12 Sep 2017
  • BNPP hires Valet for sponsors push

    BNP Paribas has hired a senior banker from Bank of America Merrill Lynch as part of an expansion of its financial sponsors coverage effort.

    • 07 Sep 2017
  • Blackstone schedules Clarion cov-lite loans

    Clarion Events is set to launch the loan funding for its acquisition by private equity firm Blackstone next week or soon after. The buyer also has funding for a deal to buy Paysafe in the pipeline.

    • 06 Sep 2017
  • Carlyle to take French Prima to global insurers

    US private equity firm Carlyle agreed to buy Prima Solutions on Wednesday, deploying its Europe-focused technology fund to so. European market participants say this could be the start of US sponsors growing more active in Europe.

    • 06 Sep 2017
  • Levloan deal charge grows amid underwriters’ concern

    Two levfin issuers, Sebia and Refresco, this week added €3bn to an already large pipeline of euro and dollar-denominated leveraged loans being touted around a bustling European market. But some bankers are fretting that underwriters face little room for mistakes if pricing widens.

    • 05 Sep 2017
  • Carlyle’s Praesidiad LBO loan in heavy week

    Praesidiad, a Belgian perimeter security company, launched the term loan for its acquisition by private equity firm Carlyle on Monday, in what was a busy week for the market. More than €2.5bn of loan deals have been launched in the past four days.

    • 04 Sep 2017

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,327.31 60 6.99%
2 BNP Paribas 13,586.07 73 6.20%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,507.36 48 5.71%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,531.87 64 5.26%
5 HSBC 11,509.91 70 5.25%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,335.13 43 7.91%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,721.48 37 7.00%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,563.62 43 6.77%
4 Credit Suisse 4,353.57 48 6.46%
5 Barclays 4,075.90 34 6.05%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 26,963.24 210 10.82%
2 Citi 20,901.57 165 8.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,737.25 183 8.32%
4 Goldman Sachs 18,279.20 131 7.34%
5 Morgan Stanley 17,353.91 102 6.97%