French banks shine in rough year for leveraged finance

The global high yield bond market has produced $320bn of new issues in 2018, up to December 21, 43% down on last year’s total of $563bn, according to Dealogic. Sentiment has turned progressively more bearish as the year has worn on, with concerns about US-China trade hostility and overvaluation of US equities biting.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 21 Dec 2018

Meanwhile, leveraged syndicated lending has remained much more resilient, declining by 16%, to $2.15tr.

The high yield recession was most severe in the Americas, where issuance fell 48%, from last year’s record $346bn to $180bn, the lowest total since 2009.

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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%