Development Bank of Japan claimed first and third place in the overall scores for dollar deals in the third quarter. The most popular deal among BondMarker voters in Q3 was an $800m 2.625% September 2027 piece of a dual tranche print that DBJ brought in August.
The tranche racked up an average tally of 9.2 over the five categories available for voting (pricing, structure/maturity, quality of the investor book, timing, and performance).
The tranche scored particularly highly in the pricing and structure/maturity categories, where voters awarded it 9.3 on average.
The $1bn 2.125% September 2020 tranche of the same deal scored a 9 overall on BondMarker, making it the third most popular deal of the quarter.
Only Municipality Finance stood in the way of DBJ’s dominance of the top two spots of the quarter, with a three year printed a month earlier.
That deal attracted particularly high scores of 9.3 in the timing, investor quality and performance categories. One banker away from the deal described it to GlobalCapital as “perfectly timed”.
Through BondMarker, GlobalCapital crowd-sources market participants’ opinions with the aim of providing a quantitative complement to our industry-leading bond comments.
We ask participants to award deals a score out of 10 over the five categories. A deal that the voter considered very poor would merit a score close to zero and one they considered a very impressive print close to 10.
We calculate the average total score for each deal by taking the mean of individual votes over the five categories. Each category takes equal weight.
Deals are available to be voted on for one week after they are priced. The votes are aggregated and published at the end of that period.
GlobalCapital published BondMarker scores on 23 dollar benchmarks that were priced in the third quarter. Some deal scores were not published due to them not meeting our minimum voting requirements.