Asahi gets the fourth round in as triple-Bs pay up

On Monday, Japanese brewer Asahi Group brought the fourth European bond issue by a beer producer in Europe in 2017. The €1.2bn dual tranche offering was the largest of four new issues in the euro corporate bond market, all of which were rated triple-B and paid double digit new issue premiums.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 11 Sep 2017

Asahi roadshowed its debut euro bond last week with lead managers BNP Paribas, Citi, JP Morgan and Nomura. The Baa2 rated company was clear from the outset that it was looking to raise €1.2bn, split equally between four year and eight year tenors.

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 13,447.51 80 5.51%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,357.85 72 5.47%
3 JPMorgan 12,634.37 66 5.18%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,223.90 52 4.60%
5 BNP Paribas 10,639.25 48 4.36%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 5,332.16 20 12.18%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,147.60 17 9.47%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,718.56 9 6.21%
4 UniCredit 2,637.10 11 6.02%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,365.25 11 5.40%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 807.11 8 8.39%
2 Morgan Stanley 732.63 4 7.62%
3 Goldman Sachs 657.29 6 6.83%
4 Credit Suisse 577.70 7 6.01%
5 JPMorgan 572.76 6 5.96%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 3,899.63 30 8.58%
2 JPMorgan 3,874.29 30 8.53%
3 Credit Suisse 3,350.85 23 7.37%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 3,129.35 23 6.89%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,721.10 26 5.99%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 5,027.03 18 9.90%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,888.62 16 7.66%
3 JPMorgan 2,673.61 9 5.27%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,480.92 11 4.89%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,451.71 7 4.83%