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  • Miller Homes builds debut HY offering in tightening sterling market

    UK housebuilder Miller Homes will start a two day roadshow for its first high yield deal on Tuesday, as spread tightening for sterling bonds with speculative grade ratings more than 100bp so far this year.

    • 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
  • Virgin opens sterling ‘deep pockets’ for tap

    UK telecoms group Virgin Media was in the market for a £200m add-on of its 2024 receivable financing notes on Monday. By Wednesday, it had sold £450m of the deal, proving that demand is not restricted to the high yield debt market for euros, where three more deals were under way.

    • 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
  • HY welcomes Cortefiel €600m bond debut after turnaround

    Spanish clothing retailer Cortefiel priced its leveraged buyout bond on Thursday, in a sign that the high yield market is open for challenging credits.

    • 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
  • 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
  • HY starts September in style with Cortefiel debut

    A €600m two tranche bond issue to finance the Spanish retailer Cortefiel’s LBO will be the euro high yield market’s starting shot for the second half of the year.

    • 01 Sep 2017
  • Stada-led €4bn loan spree could push lev pricing wider

    The European leveraged finance market is set to contend with loan deals approaching €4bn for the start of September. Over half of that is for the German pharmaceutical firm Stada — a deal that could help make funding more expensive for everyone else, writes Victor Jimenez.

    • 31 Aug 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%