US sponsors swell loans at expense of high yield

Sponsors are leading a shift away from high yield bonds and into second lien leveraged loans, causing the loan market to swell while high yield market starts to shrink.

  • By David Bell
  • 27 Nov 2017

This year, private equity sponsors have preferred to issue loans to finance buyouts and company acquisitions, said Jeff Cohen, global head of leveraged finance capital markets at Credit Suisse.

“I’d say roughly 80% of private equity financing volume is made up of loans versus bonds, which is a ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Credit Agricole CIB 6,017.39 25 6.38%
2 Goldman Sachs 6,000.60 20 6.36%
3 BNP Paribas 5,679.50 22 6.02%
4 UniCredit 5,441.24 29 5.77%
5 Barclays 5,256.27 14 5.57%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 2,858.53 33 8.03%
2 JPMorgan 2,667.48 29 7.49%
3 Credit Suisse 2,291.44 22 6.44%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,130.55 21 5.98%
5 Deutsche Bank 1,993.88 21 5.60%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 11,523.06 89 9.92%
2 Citi 8,704.15 72 7.50%
3 Barclays 8,022.99 57 6.91%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,343.56 69 6.32%
5 Goldman Sachs 7,339.26 62 6.32%