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 21,063.54 101 7.76%
2 JPMorgan 16,658.31 60 6.14%
3 Deutsche Bank 16,649.26 62 6.13%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 16,001.24 81 5.90%
5 UniCredit 14,262.92 85 5.25%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 200.50 2 12.59%
1 Deutsche Bank 200.50 2 12.59%
3 UniCredit 113.00 1 7.09%
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 113.00 1 7.09%
3 Mediobanca 113.00 1 7.09%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 213.33 2 9.92%
2 UniCredit 130.00 1 6.05%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 130.00 1 6.05%
2 JPMorgan 130.00 1 6.05%
2 Citi 130.00 1 6.05%