Generous debt baskets risk loan recovery prospects, says Fitch

Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday that the increasing ability of leveraged borrowers to add additional debt without investor pushback would adversely affect the recovery rates for lenders in the event of a default.

  • By David Bell
  • 16 Oct 2018
The rating agency highlighted on Tuesday the increasing ability of borrowers to expand the amount of debt they can incur without requiring the consent of lenders, because of loosening covenant restrictions, as well as stretching the limits of leverage ratio baskets by using loose definitions of Ebitda. Sponsors ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 18,968.83 86 7.91%
2 JPMorgan 15,967.87 54 6.66%
3 Deutsche Bank 14,910.43 52 6.22%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.54%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,997.24 58 5.42%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 5,404.19 42 7.76%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 7.06%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,345.09 43 6.24%
4 JPMorgan 3,950.54 44 5.67%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.39%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 20,123.74 153 10.16%
2 Goldman Sachs 15,830.49 107 7.99%
3 Credit Suisse 13,629.27 97 6.88%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.70%
5 Citi 13,132.03 109 6.63%