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 Deutsche Bank 3,229.16 18 7.69%
2 Goldman Sachs 2,807.00 13 6.69%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,528.72 11 6.03%
4 Citi 2,239.46 7 5.34%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,223.61 14 5.30%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 1,686.47 13 9.63%
2 BNP Paribas 1,305.75 15 7.46%
3 Deutsche Bank 1,263.77 9 7.22%
4 Goldman Sachs 1,225.64 11 7.00%
5 Citi 1,134.67 10 6.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,636.80 71 10.46%
2 Citi 9,049.24 65 9.82%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,185.97 48 6.72%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,080.77 44 6.60%
5 Morgan Stanley 5,699.31 38 6.19%