Corporate bond week ahead: a blip or something more serious?

20 deals priced in European corporate bond markets this week, but the secondary market widened as equities fell on Thursday. Some of Thursday’s deals felt the effects of this in their bookbuild processes, and no deals were launched on Friday. So is this a temporary blip, or a more permanent widening?

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 10 Nov 2017

“We saw things slightly softer yesterday,” said a syndicate banker in London. “But I suspect we will revert to the long march tighter rather than this being a pull back.”

“Aside from the BASF deal, most deals have been a broadly modest size,” he said. “So I ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,307.56 80 5.21%
4 Deutsche Bank 12,304.52 60 4.48%
5 BNP Paribas 11,238.26 52 4.09%

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1 BNP Paribas 5,332.16 20 11.63%
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5 HSBC 2,516.32 16 5.49%

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1 BNP Paribas 923.77 9 8.85%
2 Morgan Stanley 732.63 4 7.02%
3 Goldman Sachs 657.29 6 6.30%
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5 JPMorgan 572.76 6 5.49%

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1 JPMorgan 4,599.75 33 9.01%
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5 Barclays 2,770.29 16 5.43%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

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1 BNP Paribas 5,027.03 18 8.92%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,039.27 17 7.16%
3 JPMorgan 2,933.70 12 5.20%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,734.66 13 4.85%
5 HSBC 2,719.21 17 4.82%