Unilever Spreads’ €7bn LBO ready for ‘wobbly markets’

Bookrunners will start marketing the financing for KKR’s buyout of Unilever’s spread business as soon as next week, with the European high yield bond and the leveraged loan market both braced for supply.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 14 Feb 2018
Yields on high yield benchmark indices have widened around 20bp since last week to about 280bp at the start of this week, according to data from research firm CreditSights. But investors speaking to GlobalCapital believe demand for

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 13,554.26 61 7.13%
2 Deutsche Bank 11,901.17 45 6.26%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 11,825.01 52 6.22%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,865.30 45 5.71%
5 UniCredit 10,484.86 60 5.51%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 3,863.89 45 7.26%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,593.75 29 6.75%
3 JPMorgan 3,391.91 36 6.37%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,241.44 30 6.09%
5 Credit Suisse 3,119.95 31 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,833.26 127 9.86%
2 Citi 11,539.69 98 7.19%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,025.83 85 6.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,994.65 101 6.85%
5 Barclays 10,908.60 83 6.79%