Latest Private Equity 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
  • 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
  • Channel Islands snap NewDay LBO bond listing

    The European high yield bond market is set to price on Friday its third deal listing on the Channel Islands this year, a £425m bond to finance NewDay’s acquisition by Cinven and CVC.

    • 16 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
  • Lev investors must up deal term vigilance

    In the leveraged loan market, where pricing has plummeted, it was inevitable that issuers would push their luck with the terms of their deals. Investors must push back.

    • 12 Jan 2017
  • The covs are off: investors reeling from lev terms

    Aggressive leveraged loan borrowers are pushing investors to breaking point. Sponsors have milked buyers’ desperation for yield with ever looser covenants to the extent that one investor said, this week, that the situation was worse than at any point since the financial crisis.

    • 12 Jan 2017
  • KKR opens European repricings amid hot US market

    Two KKR backed firms have brought the first European leveraged loan market repricings of the year, picking up on a trend that is already in full swing in the US this year.

    • 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%