It’s defaults, not the covs

Leveraged debt fund managers seem resigned to a low-rated deal pipeline and aggressive documentation this week, with the market likely to accept these conditions, despite a sell-off which saw the iTraxx Crossover at its widest so far this year, 340bp, on Wednesday.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 28 Nov 2018

The euro leveraged finance primary market was mainly populated with sponsor-owned borrowers this week, with almost €4bn of leveraged loans and high yield bonds on display. Some of these included classically investor-unfriendly features, but demand is sound, according to some of the bookrunners.

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 19,499.99 93 7.55%
2 JPMorgan 16,490.25 57 6.38%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,791.27 59 6.11%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 14,661.68 71 5.67%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,186.11 61 5.49%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,527.11 43 7.79%
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 %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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%