Investors in Saudi bond turn blind eye to Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia's $7.5bn bond, issued on Wednesday, met with little resistance from investors, despite international condemnation of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi at the country's consulate in Istanbul last year. The lead managers built a $27bn book for the deal.

  • By Francesca Young
  • 10 Jan 2019

The $4bn 4.375% April 2029 bonds (long 10 years) were sold at 99.078 to yield 4.485%, or 175bp over US Treasuries. The $3.5bn 5.25% January 2050s (31 year) were sold at 98.614 to yield 5.342%, or 230bp over.

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Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 Citi 19,628.25 101 7.91%
2 HSBC 18,727.38 146 7.55%
3 JPMorgan 18,558.41 89 7.48%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 16,316.66 103 6.58%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,500.06 60 4.63%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,412.89 11 12.24%
2 JPMorgan 2,926.36 10 10.50%
3 Citi 2,873.13 13 10.31%
4 Morgan Stanley 2,678.21 7 9.61%
5 Santander 2,138.87 10 7.67%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 10,384.27 32 11.76%
2 Citi 10,072.22 29 11.41%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 9,331.24 32 10.57%
4 HSBC 6,479.00 27 7.34%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,875.44 9 5.52%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 789.37 4 15.30%
2 MUFG 780.58 3 15.13%
3 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China - ICBC 742.79 3 14.40%
4 JPMorgan 301.80 3 5.85%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 225.64 3 4.37%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Standard Chartered Bank 1,783.30 14 17.83%
2 HSBC 1,156.32 12 11.56%
3 JPMorgan 1,015.66 11 10.15%
4 Citi 906.15 10 9.06%
5 Barclays 767.96 9 7.68%