Don’t expect 2019 to start with a big bang, say high yield funds

The European high yield bond market is storing December’s pipeline for January, but several investors warned that demand may still be thin in the new year and that borrowers should pace their plans for issuance.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 18 Dec 2018

Most high yield desks at investment banks have already told debt buyers that their clients are skipping December, but will be back in the market next month. That would suggest a heavy deal pipeline is in the works for the start of 2019.

But bookrunners lining up ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 7,350.79 41 6.52%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,236.80 38 6.42%
3 BNP Paribas 7,151.10 53 6.34%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,744.91 37 5.98%
5 Barclays 6,209.03 28 5.51%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 4,728.01 24 9.17%
2 JPMorgan 3,649.83 29 7.08%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,638.27 22 7.05%
4 Barclays 3,441.80 22 6.67%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,389.62 26 6.57%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,847.11 143 9.43%
2 JPMorgan 18,279.02 147 9.15%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,831.56 109 7.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,255.85 117 7.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.46%