Market players back triple-C pipeline, despite BMC pull

This week, bankers and investors in the European high yield market sounded a message of confidence to potential issuers of bonds with triple-C ratings, even after BMC cancelled one such deal.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 12 Dec 2017

“It could have got done any other time,” said one leveraged finance banker away from the deal. “But, as the year ends, the feeling among investors is ‘I can lock my gains now, I have no reason to bet on more risk.’"  

Investors had bought more than ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 5,236.90 23 6.24%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,129.09 18 6.11%
3 UniCredit 5,090.85 26 6.06%
4 Barclays 5,053.31 13 6.02%
5 BNP Paribas 4,910.75 20 5.85%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 2,239.67 23 7.93%
2 BNP Paribas 2,143.91 24 7.59%
3 Goldman Sachs 1,846.31 18 6.53%
4 Credit Suisse 1,759.77 17 6.23%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,511.02 10 5.35%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 10,227.77 76 10.21%
2 Citi 6,863.07 57 6.85%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,835.41 64 6.82%
4 Barclays 6,719.90 48 6.71%
5 Goldman Sachs 6,171.81 49 6.16%