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 Goldman Sachs 1,565.51 5 13.66%
2 Credit Suisse 1,240.24 4 10.82%
3 Citi 1,001.75 5 8.74%
4 Deutsche Bank 992.73 2 8.66%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 685.81 4 5.98%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 807.11 8 8.39%
2 Morgan Stanley 732.63 4 7.62%
3 Goldman Sachs 657.29 6 6.83%
4 Credit Suisse 577.70 7 6.01%
5 JPMorgan 572.76 6 5.96%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 3,899.63 30 8.58%
2 JPMorgan 3,874.29 30 8.53%
3 Credit Suisse 3,350.85 23 7.37%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 3,129.35 23 6.89%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,721.10 26 5.99%