Shift underway in LBO financing, as buyers clamour for bonds

Leveraged loans have dominated leveraged buyout financing in recent months, but high yield bonds could be poised for a comeback, say European investors. Crown Holdings, the US can maker, added to early signs of optimism with its new €1.5bn cross-border bond offering this week, writes Victor Jimenez.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 18 Jan 2018

Underwriters marketing the €8bn of leveraged buyout financing that emerged in the first month of the year have been pressured by investors to offer more high yield bonds as part of future financing packages, according to buy- and sell-side sources.

Three market sources told GlobalCapital that those exchanges, which ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 16,684.16 83 7.43%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.92%
3 Deutsche Bank 12,890.62 50 5.74%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,767.85 54 5.68%
5 UniCredit 11,414.29 66 5.08%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,048.40 37 7.53%
2 BNP Paribas 4,834.62 56 7.21%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,245.09 42 6.33%
4 JPMorgan 3,756.57 41 5.60%
5 Credit Suisse 3,672.86 39 5.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,016.51 146 10.22%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,082.73 99 7.57%
3 Credit Suisse 13,243.20 94 7.12%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,775.52 117 6.87%
5 Citi 12,347.90 105 6.64%