Euro lev loans ignore US volatility with run of leveraged buyouts

Europe’s speculative grade debt markets began cautiously weighing the impact of a recent surge of US-driven volatility this week. While high yield issuers remain circumspect, leveraged loan borrowers led by French calibration specialist Trescal are charging on, confident that investor demand remains strong.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 12 Feb 2018
“There is a pricing correction going on, and it’s a global correction,” said a leveraged finance fund manager on Monday, as the European benchmark index for volatility, the VStoxx, touched the 28 level. This was the highest since the French presidential election in May last year. “The question ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 11,614.39 49 7.38%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 10,789.94 46 6.85%
3 Deutsche Bank 8,986.23 33 5.71%
4 UniCredit 8,448.15 49 5.37%
5 HSBC 8,442.65 35 5.36%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 3,365.73 40 7.14%
2 JPMorgan 2,943.35 32 6.24%
3 Deutsche Bank 2,871.30 26 6.09%
4 Credit Suisse 2,741.05 26 5.81%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,694.50 26 5.71%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,441.09 110 9.68%
2 Citi 10,547.56 89 7.59%
3 Goldman Sachs 9,401.85 75 6.77%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,320.56 87 6.71%
5 Barclays 9,314.40 70 6.70%