Greece debt exchange opens door for threes and sevens in 2018

Greece was able to exchange more than €25bn of old bonds for new assets in an exercise designed to normalise the borrower’s curve. The offer ended on Tuesday, in the midst of discussions about the conditions that will be attached to Greece’s next tranche of emergency loans. The fresh curve should allow the borrower to return to capital markets twice in 2018.

  • By Lewis McLellan
  • 30 Nov 2017

Take-up of the €29.7bn bonds offered in Greece’s debt swap exercise was around 86%. The old strip comprised 20 bonds covering maturities from 2023 to 2042 and is being replaced with five larger bonds maturing in 2023, 2028, 2033, 2037 and 2042.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 12,042.98 14 11.09%
2 JPMorgan 10,337.24 14 9.52%
3 Citi 9,260.37 15 8.53%
4 NatWest Markets 8,487.83 7 7.82%
5 HSBC 7,587.14 11 6.99%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 27,251.43 66 12.49%
2 HSBC 20,140.01 43 9.23%
3 JPMorgan 18,703.30 46 8.57%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,160.97 23 7.87%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,557.62 48 7.13%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 22,577.73 42 8.83%
2 Barclays 20,703.19 33 8.10%
3 UniCredit 16,899.52 41 6.61%
4 HSBC 16,717.03 54 6.54%
5 BNP Paribas 16,072.48 29 6.29%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 48,779.09 221 7.54%
2 Citi 48,311.77 163 7.47%
3 HSBC 42,458.91 147 6.57%
4 Barclays 38,146.39 117 5.90%
5 Deutsche Bank 34,770.24 92 5.38%