Corporate bond week ahead: hot market but where are the issuers?

Companies that have priced bonds in Europe this week have paid very small new issue premiums, but only four deals have been priced in euros. The sterling market was almost as busy, with three issues. Bankers are, however, working hard to bring deals to market.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 13 Oct 2017
“I don’t think we’ll accelerate before the end of October or early November,” said one syndicate banker. “But issuers are feeling that they should be doing something, with conditions so good right now. I think we may see more liability management exercises, just to do something, even if ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 173,957.50 760 7.14%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 154,768.14 714 6.35%
3 Citi 137,304.76 735 5.63%
4 Goldman Sachs 109,713.42 475 4.50%
5 Barclays 106,556.79 489 4.37%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 29,965.54 145 8.65%
2 Barclays 25,510.29 106 7.36%
3 Deutsche Bank 24,247.02 105 7.00%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 21,192.48 112 6.12%
5 HSBC 19,467.45 94 5.62%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 8,469.76 69 4.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,816.84 63 3.71%
3 Credit Suisse 6,908.88 70 3.28%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,384.59 62 3.03%
5 BNP Paribas 5,941.97 66 2.82%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 37,132.38 289 10.79%
2 Citi 28,905.88 231 8.40%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,820.93 250 8.37%
4 Goldman Sachs 24,953.24 183 7.25%
5 Barclays 23,023.01 153 6.69%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 28,102.94 134 6.35%
2 Deutsche Bank 28,087.32 104 6.34%
3 BNP Paribas 27,948.80 144 6.31%
4 HSBC 25,944.81 127 5.86%
5 Citi 23,312.66 103 5.26%