• Miller Homes builds debut HY offering in tightening sterling market

    UK housebuilder Miller Homes this week brought its first high yield deal, coming at a time when spreads on sterling bonds with speculative grade ratings have tightened more than 100bp so far this year.

    • 21 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

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 16,081.88 63 6.99%
2 BNP Paribas 14,608.34 81 6.35%
3 Goldman Sachs 13,180.95 51 5.73%
4 HSBC 12,272.28 75 5.33%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,710.26 65 5.09%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,442.63 45 7.89%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,801.82 38 6.96%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,751.46 46 6.89%
4 Credit Suisse 4,353.57 48 6.31%
5 Barclays 4,263.74 37 6.18%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 28,018.08 214 10.92%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,116.58 187 8.23%
3 Citi 21,099.90 168 8.23%
4 Goldman Sachs 19,427.53 135 7.58%
5 Barclays 17,943.05 119 7.00%