S&P warns on corporate leverage but investors eye growth

S&P Global Ratings 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 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%

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1 Citi 646.47 4 13.48%
2 Deutsche Bank 449.87 3 9.38%
3 UniCredit 362.37 2 7.55%
3 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 362.37 2 7.55%
5 BNP Paribas 336.21 2 7.01%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

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1 Citi 3,716.46 25 11.02%
2 JPMorgan 2,986.37 22 8.86%
3 Morgan Stanley 2,561.24 18 7.60%
4 Credit Suisse 2,420.50 16 7.18%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,387.34 18 7.08%