Sponsors to have a soft spot for software in 2019

Leveraged finance markets are set for a fresh stream of buyout deals in the software industry next year, with Europe becoming a busier playground for US private equity firms.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 19 Dec 2018

Private equity sponsors are buying an increasing number of software companies, as the profitable sector looks ripe for consolidation and debt investors have become more familiar with the market and comfortable financing acquisitions.

This should be a source of debt offerings in the leveraged finance markets in 2019, Moody’s ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 3,134.09 17 7.63%
2 Goldman Sachs 2,807.00 13 6.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,528.72 11 6.16%
4 Citi 2,239.46 7 5.45%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,223.61 14 5.42%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 1,571.85 12 9.08%
2 Deutsche Bank 1,337.93 10 7.73%
3 BNP Paribas 1,305.75 15 7.54%
4 Goldman Sachs 1,225.64 11 7.08%
5 Citi 1,208.83 11 6.98%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,429.53 69 10.49%
2 Citi 8,913.64 63 9.92%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,050.36 46 6.73%
4 Goldman Sachs 5,765.16 41 6.41%
5 Morgan Stanley 5,492.04 36 6.11%