High Yield Bonds

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Loans

    GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Loans

    GlobalCapital Asia spent the last two months talking to banks and their clients to determine the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers across Asia ex-Japan in 2019. We are pleased to begin our awards announcements in the loan market.

  • Outlook brightens for UK PLC, but Brexit will bite soon

    Outlook brightens for UK PLC, but Brexit will bite soon

    There are fundamental reasons for UK assets to be revalued upwards, analysts believe. The powerful majority achieved by Boris Johnson's Conservatives tilts the UK towards a Trump-like market-friendly, fiscally generous patch. But the reality of Brexit cannot be ignored for long.

  • Mega-funds muscle into European leveraged market

    After assembling mega-funds that can commit loans of €1bn and more, direct lenders are gaining ground in leveraged finance at notable speed. Besides size, firms such as Alcentra, Ares, BlueBay and ICG offer borrowers privacy, speed, fixed terms and long-term commitment. But are they all equipped for the torrent of distressed situations the next downturn is likely to bring?

  • Germany disappoints levfin market as volumes slump

    Volumes in European leveraged finance took a dive in 2019, leaving leveraged credit investors struggling to find value. A string of take-private attempts, especially in Germany, had lenders and banker salivating, but fell apart before coming to market

  • As US banks’ shadow lengthens, Europeans plan their fight back

    Each year brings another retreat for European investment banks, as their seemingly invincible US competitors edge further into the European market. While the Europeans are far from capitulating, the pressure is relentless. As Jasper Cox reports, they are trying to redefine success by concentrating on the markets and segments where they are strongest

  • Sponsors try to tame net short activists with covenant magic

    Lawyers in the US have had a busy 2019 drawing up tough documentation to protect borrowers and sponsors from CDS investors — net short activists — trying to get their say on the future of a company. With these provisions spreading to Europe, 2020 could be an even busier year

  • CS optimistic on tech, healthcare, M&A

    CS optimistic on tech, healthcare, M&A

    Credit Suisse expects to make a pre-tax loss in its investment banking and capital markets (IBCM) division this year, it said at an investor day on Wednesday. But it pointed to a strong pipeline for 2020.

  • Berry rewarded for braving election week as bond balloons to €1bn

    Berry rewarded for braving election week as bond balloons to €1bn

    Investors gobbled up a high yield bond offering by US plastic packaging company Berry on Thursday, encouraging the company to increase the size twice, eventually reaching over €1bn. Berry is the only speculative grade company to issue a major bond this week in Europe, as most issuers stayed away from a market anxious about the UK general election.

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