Overweight investors trigger soft spots in buoyant levfin

Ithaca Energy and Imagina joined a recent spate of European leveraged finance issuers failing to price deals or amending documentation this week. Investors have said they are recalibrating their portfolios after bingeing on debt from certain sectors, despite generally strong appetite for speculative grade paper.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 24 May 2018

The European leveraged finance markets looked ruffled this week, as two deals struggled to attract investors’ approval.

On Tuesday, North Sea operator Ithaca Energy cancelled a planned $350m bond after roadshows in Israel, Europe and the US, alleging unfavourable “market terms and conditions”. Ithaca was the third European high ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 1,517.16 8 7.69%
2 Goldman Sachs 1,495.21 6 7.58%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 1,179.51 9 5.98%
4 BNP Paribas 1,084.57 11 5.50%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,011.25 5 5.13%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 849.80 7 9.30%
2 JPMorgan 703.06 6 7.69%
3 Deutsche Bank 636.38 4 6.97%
4 BNP Paribas 604.64 5 6.62%
5 Goldman Sachs 489.41 4 5.36%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7,643.05 50 10.93%
2 JPMorgan 6,601.02 49 9.44%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,031.63 36 7.19%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,767.07 33 6.81%
5 Credit Suisse 4,456.07 30 6.37%