LKQ adds reverse Yankee to record HY LBO issuance

Funding for leveraged buyouts in the European primary high yield market gained further share of overall issuance this week, as specialty car parts maker LKQ of Chicago sold a €1bn bond for its acquisition of German peer Stahlgruber.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 19 Mar 2018

The US borrower is becoming a familiar name in the euro high yield market as it asks European investors to finance its corporate acquisitions in Eurozone markets.

It first issued euros two years ago, in May 2016, after buying Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia near Milan. On Monday, ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 14,336.43 69 7.12%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 12,127.33 53 6.02%
3 Deutsche Bank 11,901.17 45 5.91%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,327.05 46 5.63%
5 UniCredit 10,733.06 63 5.33%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 4,034.08 48 7.15%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,636.44 36 6.44%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,623.05 30 6.42%
4 JPMorgan 3,438.62 37 6.09%
5 Credit Suisse 3,205.50 33 5.68%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 16,977.21 134 10.01%
2 Credit Suisse 12,625.91 87 7.45%
3 Citi 11,806.35 100 6.96%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,663.33 87 6.88%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,499.82 106 6.78%