BondMarker: German election focus

Land NRW hit screens with a five year benchmark this week, as hopes grew that a coalition government at the federal level could be formed in Germany, following weeks of talks. GlobalCapital examines the BondMarker scores for deals in the weeks leading up to Germany’s federal election — held on September 24 — and in its messy aftermath.

  • By Tessa Wilkie
  • 28 Nov 2017
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Land NRW announced a deal on November 27, days ahead of a Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union alliance meeting with the Social Democratic Party leader to discuss a potential coalition.

The country’s general election results on September 25 dealt a blow to Germany’s major parties, and politicians have been striving to form a coalition ever since. Talks between the CDU/CSU alliance and the Free Democratic Party broke down in mid-November, raising the possibility that chancellor Angela Merkel would have to call fresh elections before a government could be formed.   

German issuers have printed five deals since September 1 that were rated on BondMarker. Unsurprisingly, the strongest scores belong to KfW’s €5bn 0.5% September 2027, which was priced two weeks before the federal election.

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  • By Tessa Wilkie
  • 28 Nov 2017

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,822.01 5 13.56%
2 NatWest Markets 3,741.73 3 10.52%
3 Citi 3,544.03 6 9.97%
4 Goldman Sachs 3,231.80 5 9.09%
5 Barclays 2,461.72 2 6.92%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 8,145.87 7 13.09%
2 Citi 7,659.35 12 12.31%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,459.81 7 11.99%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,147.24 8 9.88%
5 JPMorgan 6,097.01 8 9.80%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 7,351.66 8 10.92%
2 JPMorgan 6,925.07 9 10.29%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 6,342.60 7 9.42%
4 Goldman Sachs 5,890.15 6 8.75%
5 Citi 5,011.57 14 7.45%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 15,413.64 38 9.65%
2 JPMorgan 14,557.48 43 9.12%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,082.56 15 7.57%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,377.72 21 7.13%
5 HSBC 10,585.95 16 6.63%