Europe's levfin markets strong but tough

Borrowers are unloading a still increasing number of new deals in the leveraged debt primary markets in September, hoping to find sufficient demand. But investor appetite, while supportive, is showing a selective taste this week.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 12 Sep 2018

The European markets for corporate leveraged debt have begun the new season in shape by many metrics, sparking optimism and a heavy deal pipeline across both bond and loan from borrowers with speculative grade ratings.

The expectation for risk reward among investors, as tracked by Markit’s iTraxx Crossover ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 484.94 3 17.32%
1 BNP Paribas 484.94 3 17.32%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 194.57 2 6.95%
3 HSBC 194.57 2 6.95%
5 Natixis 174.13 2 6.22%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 646.47 4 14.03%
2 Deutsche Bank 449.87 3 9.77%
3 UniCredit 362.37 2 7.87%
3 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 362.37 2 7.87%
5 BNP Paribas 336.21 2 7.30%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 3,219.24 22 10.20%
2 JPMorgan 2,544.70 20 8.06%
3 Credit Suisse 2,364.95 15 7.49%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,331.78 17 7.39%
5 Barclays 2,307.33 19 7.31%