HY investors lead pushback, but momentum evasive

Investors in Europe’s leveraged finance markets have started to fight for better pricing and deal terms. But a lack of supply is playing in borrowers' favour.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 15 Feb 2018

“We’ve had now more than a year of very accommodative refinancings, and secondary leveraged buyouts pushing for more leverage, with cooked definitions of earnings and the erosion of covenants on payment baskets,” said one fund manager.

Another investor, active in high yield bond and leveraged loan markets, ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 19,103.54 89 7.62%
2 JPMorgan 16,881.55 58 6.73%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,679.29 58 6.25%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 14,083.69 66 5.62%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,902.00 61 5.54%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,527.11 43 7.81%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 6.95%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,372.15 44 6.18%
4 JPMorgan 3,977.60 45 5.62%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.31%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,901.51 153 10.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,830.49 106 7.47%
3 Credit Suisse 13,745.94 98 6.92%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.68%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,977.13 92 6.53%