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 541.47 4 14.79%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 484.94 3 13.25%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 251.10 3 6.86%
4 Natixis 230.66 3 6.30%
5 HSBC 194.57 2 5.32%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 646.47 4 13.48%
2 Deutsche Bank 449.87 3 9.38%
3 UniCredit 362.37 2 7.55%
3 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 362.37 2 7.55%
5 BNP Paribas 336.21 2 7.01%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 4,062.98 27 10.98%
2 JPMorgan 3,365.43 24 9.10%
3 Morgan Stanley 2,808.35 19 7.59%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,634.46 19 7.12%
5 Barclays 2,610.00 21 7.05%