Confusing data picture in the euro HY market

In the high yield bond market, borrowers have returned after a couple of weeks with almost no issuance because of mounting worries over covenant quality. But investors are giving these deals such differing receptions that this week’s picture is hard to read, said market participants.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 08 Nov 2018
While a double-B rated bond from flooring group Victoria plc was cancelled on Tuesday, single-B rated offerings to refinance dividends like Verisure’s new €1bn bond or a debut bond from IDG, the Italian interior design firm, are reaching the pricing stage, despite many of their covenants being looser ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 21,063.54 101 7.76%
2 JPMorgan 16,658.31 60 6.14%
3 Deutsche Bank 16,649.26 62 6.13%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 16,001.24 81 5.90%
5 UniCredit 14,262.92 85 5.25%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 200.50 2 12.59%
1 Deutsche Bank 200.50 2 12.59%
3 UniCredit 113.00 1 7.09%
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 113.00 1 7.09%
3 Mediobanca 113.00 1 7.09%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 213.33 2 9.92%
2 UniCredit 130.00 1 6.05%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 130.00 1 6.05%
2 JPMorgan 130.00 1 6.05%
2 Citi 130.00 1 6.05%