Wallflower credit issuers eye up buyers nervously

Corporate and financial institution bond issuance resumed in Europe this week as calm returned to markets after bruising Italian political turmoil led to an ugly and deal-less end to May. With a government installed, markets are working again, but the heavy backlog of issuers is emerging only slowly, anxious not to arrive too soon. Jon Hay, Nigel Owen and Victor Jimenez report.

  • By Jon Hay, Nigel Owen, Victor Jimenez
  • 07 Jun 2018
Financial institution deals priced in Europe this week were limited to the safest formats of covered bonds and ordinary senior debt. There are plenty of riskier deals to do, but it is not clear yet how much issuers would have to pay up, so they are treading gingerly ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 54,441.15 272 5.42%
2 Citi 54,133.78 267 5.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 50,995.02 256 5.08%
4 Barclays 47,764.00 195 4.75%
5 Deutsche Bank 38,371.19 190 3.82%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 14,831.20 37 9.18%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,124.69 41 6.88%
3 Deutsche Bank 10,204.94 51 6.31%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,069.16 30 6.23%
5 BNP Paribas 9,682.74 53 5.99%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,336.07 15 8.07%
2 JPMorgan 2,260.62 16 7.81%
3 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 7.49%
4 Citi 1,935.99 15 6.69%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.53%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 12,395.10 95 10.16%
2 Citi 11,358.11 88 9.31%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,530.25 71 6.99%
4 Goldman Sachs 8,483.82 60 6.95%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,524.77 55 6.17%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,680.43 42 5.76%
2 Citi 10,190.79 41 5.50%
3 Barclays 9,097.64 39 4.91%
4 BNP Paribas 8,968.95 50 4.84%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,508.56 48 4.59%