BT leads charge as borrowers tough it out

Four borrowers piled into the dollar bond market on Thursday, adding to one of the busiest weeks of the year despite tough market conditions. UK telecoms company BT led the charge with a $1.35bn two-part deal.

  • By David Rothnie
  • 29 Nov 2018

“Supply is being absorbed, just not very well. The secondary market is a mess,” said one trader.

BT printed a $675m five year at 165bp over US Treasuries and a $500m 10 year at 215bp. Each tranche was tightened by 10bp from initial price thoughts. It was joined by ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 53,320.23 261 5.40%
2 JPMorgan 52,801.34 266 5.35%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 49,285.49 250 4.99%
4 Barclays 46,494.29 192 4.71%
5 Deutsche Bank 38,254.28 189 3.88%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 14,087.03 36 9.12%
2 Deutsche Bank 10,204.94 51 6.60%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,691.46 38 6.27%
4 BNP Paribas 9,682.74 53 6.27%
5 Citi 9,654.05 44 6.25%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 2,336.07 15 8.07%
2 JPMorgan 2,260.62 16 7.81%
3 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 7.49%
4 Citi 1,935.99 15 6.69%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.53%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 12,355.10 94 10.23%
2 Citi 11,234.36 86 9.30%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,483.82 60 7.02%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,431.45 69 6.98%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,524.77 55 6.23%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 9,840.79 40 5.49%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,247.20 39 5.16%
3 Barclays 9,097.64 39 5.08%
4 BNP Paribas 8,968.95 50 5.01%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,508.56 48 4.75%