S&P warns on corporate leverage but investors eye growth

S&P Global said on Tuesday that a post-crisis borrowing binge has put US corporate leverage at an all-time high, leaving firms vulnerable to downgrades and defaults. But a strong US economy and receptive capital markets are soothing investor concerns for now at least.

  • By David Bell
  • 09 Oct 2018

S&P said that the median debt level among rated US corporate borrowers now exceeds the comparable level seen immediately before the last financial crisis. Companies have borrowed opportunistically, taking advantage of historically low interest rates as the US economy recovered, the analysts wrote.

But the reliance of high ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 16,223.54 81 7.30%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.98%
3 Deutsche Bank 12,890.62 50 5.80%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,654.10 52 5.70%
5 UniCredit 11,414.29 66 5.14%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 4,861.86 36 7.48%
2 BNP Paribas 4,648.08 55 7.15%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,100.65 41 6.31%
4 JPMorgan 3,756.57 41 5.78%
5 Credit Suisse 3,528.42 38 5.43%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 19,016.51 146 10.22%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,082.73 99 7.57%
3 Credit Suisse 13,243.20 94 7.12%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,775.52 117 6.87%
5 Citi 12,347.90 105 6.64%