Double-B HY issuers cut costs despite spread widening

Two issuers with double-B ratings, Darling Ingredients and Avast, achieved substantial financial cost savings with repricings this week, as pricing for top rated paper still looked attractive despite a recent uptick in spreads.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 26 Apr 2018

Two double-B rated deals in the European leveraged finance market this week showed that demand for that rating is strong, even if investors have been showing more appetite for riskier credits recently.

“The window for opportunistic deals in the double-B area isn’t as open as it has been for ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Aug 2018
1 BNP Paribas 13,554.26 61 7.22%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 11,825.01 52 6.30%
3 Deutsche Bank 11,803.17 44 6.29%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,865.30 45 5.79%
5 UniCredit 10,484.86 60 5.59%

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 15,536.04 124 9.89%
2 Citi 11,273.70 96 7.18%
3 Goldman Sachs 10,753.60 83 6.85%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,703.66 98 6.82%
5 Barclays 10,436.37 81 6.64%