Expectations of ECB tapering spark demand for triple-Cs

Corporate issuers of triple-C rated bonds have finally found a reason to enter the primary market, as investor expectation over the chances of the European Central Bank raising rates has opened a window for them in July.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 11 Jul 2017

The European high yield bond market is on course to price €1.5bn of new triple-C rated notes in just seven days. That will be three times the volume of comparable issuance placed in the first half of the year, according to Dealogic data.

Last week, investors pocketed ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 30,388.71 99 8.63%
2 BNP Paribas 22,463.54 135 6.38%
3 Deutsche Bank 17,970.47 100 5.10%
4 Goldman Sachs 17,954.81 74 5.10%
5 HSBC 16,143.35 101 4.58%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 413.98 4 10.03%
2 BNP Paribas 327.97 2 7.94%
3 JPMorgan 315.65 2 7.65%
3 Goldman Sachs 315.65 2 7.65%
5 Morgan Stanley 300.05 2 7.27%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 1,520.60 13 8.56%
2 Wells Fargo Securities 1,464.08 13 8.24%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,439.21 14 8.10%
4 JPMorgan 1,316.62 12 7.41%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,261.20 10 7.10%