Leveraged risk: this time it’s different, says Fitch

The European leveraged credit market’s return to pre-financial crisis levels of valuations and leverage multiples does not come with as many risks as it did a decade ago, despite striking similarities in the market, according to Fitch.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 25 Sep 2017

Leveraged borrowers are ramping up activity with a range of jumbo trades such as the private equity buyout of German pharmaceutical company Stada Arzneimittel and the secondary buyout for German building materials company Xella.

Private equity buyouts hit €35.8bn for the first half of 2017, ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,131.20 86 8.49%
2 BNP Paribas 21,328.50 125 6.68%
3 Goldman Sachs 16,576.80 68 5.19%
4 Deutsche Bank 15,107.77 87 4.73%
5 HSBC 14,990.50 96 4.69%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 8,469.76 69 8.01%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,116.84 64 7.67%
3 Credit Suisse 6,908.88 70 6.53%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,384.59 62 6.04%
5 BNP Paribas 5,941.97 66 5.62%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 37,132.38 289 10.73%
2 Citi 29,048.74 232 8.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,989.38 252 8.38%
4 Goldman Sachs 24,953.24 183 7.21%
5 Barclays 23,148.60 155 6.69%