Sponsors business surges back to pre-crisis boom levels

Big ticket European take-privates are back, evoking memories of the last buy-out boom, writes David Rothnie. Will it be different this time?

  • By David Rothnie
  • 19 Oct 2017
Financial sponsor-driven M&A has returned with a vengeance since the end of the summer, as big-ticket public-to-privates have staged a comeback, pushing deal volumes to their highest level since 2007, when Citi’s former boss Chuck Prince famously said that the bank was “still dancing” just as the leveraged finance music stopped. ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 147,839.52 485 7.28%
4 Barclays 124,844.16 439 6.14%
5 Goldman Sachs 108,281.07 343 5.33%

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1 JPMorgan 25,947.26 30 9.71%
2 Citi 16,842.42 38 6.30%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,575.88 46 5.83%
4 Deutsche Bank 14,198.98 44 5.31%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,028.84 31 4.88%

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1 Goldman Sachs 6,961.44 31 9.28%
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3 UBS 5,503.59 15 7.33%
4 Citi 5,145.98 30 6.86%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,303.27 25 5.73%