Latest leveraged loan news

  • Xella pencils bank meeting for year’s first large cap buyout

    Xella, the German building materials maker, held a bank meeting on Thursday morning in London for the first large buyout of the year so far, as it markets €1.3bn of loans backing its buyout by US private equity house Lone Star.

    • 18 Jan 2017
  • 3i poaches TMT head from ING

    3i has hired ING’s co-head of technology, media and telecoms mergers and acquisitions in a raft of additions to its private equity practice around the world.

    • 18 Jan 2017
  • Agrokor bails out of loan syndication

    Agrokor, a Croatian retail, food and agriculture company, has abandoned its syndication of a three year term loan complaining of unfavourable terms.

    • 18 Jan 2017
  • Hungry investors gobble up every corp bond flavour

    Every shade of corporate bond has been able to find a home with euro investors this week, despite investors’ mutterings about overly zealous spread tightening and continued scepticism about the long end.

    • 18 Jan 2017
  • Credit Suisse appoints co-heads of global levfin

    Credit Suisse has named two bankers co-heads of global leveraged finance.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • VodafoneZiggo tunes in tight JV refinancing

    VodafoneZiggo, the newly formed joint venture between Vodafone and Liberty Global-owned Ziggo, launched a €1.5bn-equivalent term loan package this week with a lender call at 4pm London time on Tuesday.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Douglas shops for refi in January sales

    Douglas, the German retailer, launched a refinancing of a €1.37bn seven year term loan ‘B’ on Tuesday, as the firm comes out of soft call protection from its last repricing in mid-2016.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • HSBC appoints global head of sponsors account coverage

    HSBC has hired a new global head of account coverage within its financial sponsors group, following its reorganisation of the division last year.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Micro Focus to offer $1bn in euro levloans

    Micro Focus, a UK software firm, is poised to offer up $1bn-equivalent in euros to the European leveraged loan market as it looks to close its reverse merger with Hewlett Packard’s software business.

    • 16 Jan 2017
  • Carlyle makes raft of senior promotions

    The Carlyle Group promoted 62 staff to senior positions on Wednesday — 13 of them to partner, 17 to managing director and 32 to principal.

    • 12 Jan 2017

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 19,492.11 46 8.85%
2 UniCredit 18,866.65 83 8.57%
3 HSBC 16,021.11 53 7.27%
4 BNP Paribas 13,314.73 89 6.05%
5 Credit Suisse 13,152.31 32 5.97%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 NatWest Markets 216.56 3 8.11%
2 BNP Paribas 201.55 3 7.54%
3 HSBC 199.05 3 7.45%
3 Credit Suisse 199.05 3 7.45%
5 UniCredit 155.26 2 5.81%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 10 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 297.36 3 36.61%
2 RBC Capital Markets 85.86 2 10.57%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 85.71 1 10.55%
3 Mizuho 85.71 1 10.55%
3 Goldman Sachs 85.71 1 10.55%