Cognita breaks HY bond leg for Jacobs’ £2bn LBO

Private school operator Cognita was the first borrower in a week to attempt an issue in the euro high yield market with a sub-benchmark size deal. It sought funding for its acquisition by Jacobs Holding, the Swiss investment and charitable firm, but pulled the bond deal after weak demand.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 26 Nov 2018

Lernen Bondco and Lernen Bidco were the Cognita subsidiaries roadshowing in the European leveraged finance markets this week, part of what most bankers and investors describe as a “very thin” pipeline for the last weeks of the year.

In the bond market, Cognita opened three days of ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 19,416.85 91 7.59%
2 JPMorgan 16,386.55 57 6.40%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,760.57 59 6.16%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 14,532.27 68 5.68%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,155.41 61 5.53%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 5,527.11 43 7.80%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 6.94%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,372.15 44 6.17%
4 JPMorgan 4,226.28 46 5.96%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.30%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 19,901.51 153 10.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,830.49 106 7.47%
3 Credit Suisse 13,745.94 98 6.92%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.68%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,977.13 92 6.53%