SoftBank smooths IPO path with HY refi

Japanese telecoms group Softbank opened the week in the European high yield market with a multi-billion refinancing deal to redeem its old 2013 bonds — and delete a covenant that could get in the way of its flotation.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 17 Apr 2018

After raising some €9bn of high yield bonds in the past three years, Softbank was back with a jumbo offering on Monday.

The Japanese borrower was out in the market with four senior unsecured benchmark sized ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 11,783.36 49 7.37%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 11,017.21 47 6.90%
3 Deutsche Bank 9,213.50 34 5.77%
4 HSBC 8,442.65 35 5.28%
5 UniCredit 8,427.21 49 5.27%

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 7.10%
2 JPMorgan 3,080.85 33 6.49%
3 Deutsche Bank 2,871.30 26 6.05%
4 Credit Suisse 2,741.05 26 5.78%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,694.50 26 5.68%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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%