Leverage in high yield hits 2007 highs, says SEB

Record numbers of speculative grade bonds have exceeded the limits of the European Central Bank's leveraged lending guidelines, research from SEB showed this week.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 13 Dec 2018
Leverage in the European primary market for high yield bonds has increased to 5.4 times this year, when measured as pro-forma debt to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda). In a data report released this week, SEB said this was as high as in 2007, while ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 5,515.97 36 7.06%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,307.12 27 6.79%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,150.50 27 6.59%
4 JPMorgan 4,531.58 20 5.80%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,189.40 23 5.36%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 8.37%
2 Citi 2,605.77 18 7.34%
3 BNP Paribas 2,567.12 24 7.23%
4 JPMorgan 2,467.56 18 6.95%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,928.73 16 5.43%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 14,123.16 113 9.80%
2 Citi 13,032.25 105 9.05%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,741.94 90 7.46%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,344.47 77 7.18%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,543.55 64 5.93%