Picard out with big refi as lower rated issuers dominate HY

The euro high yield pipeline unveiled a battery of deals this week, six of them with ratings below double-B. The largest came from French frozen food retailer Picard Surgelés, which will refinance over €1bn of existing debt and pay a dividend to its private equity sponsors.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 07 Dec 2017

Just a few months ago, many investors would have used words like ‘aggressive’ and ‘unusual’ to describe their impressions about the €1.5bn of bonds that Picard brought to the market.

It plans to refinance its entire capital structure with over €1bn of floating rate notes, and will ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 30,388.71 99 8.63%
2 BNP Paribas 22,463.54 135 6.38%
3 Deutsche Bank 17,970.47 100 5.10%
4 Goldman Sachs 17,954.81 74 5.10%
5 HSBC 16,143.35 101 4.58%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 472.73 3 8.70%
2 Goldman Sachs 460.40 3 8.48%
3 Credit Suisse 417.53 4 7.69%
4 Barclays 413.98 4 7.62%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 353.26 2 6.50%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 1,942.03 15 9.59%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,559.21 15 7.70%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 1,535.51 14 7.58%
4 JPMorgan 1,388.05 13 6.85%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,381.20 11 6.82%