End Brexit paralysis, plead levfin investors

This week’s parliamentary vote in the UK on a withdrawal agreement for its exit from the European Union has emptied the deal pipeline in the euro leveraged finance markets in early January. But after the plan was rejected on Tuesday, any clarity about the near future looks unlikely, and some debt buyers say borrowers have little reason to wait for longer.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 16 Jan 2019

One debt capital markets banker in London, who could only describe the Brexit process and politicians in Brussels and London in his earthiest Anglo Saxon invective, said most clients had folded their immediate plans to issue in the high yield bond or leveraged loan markets.

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 3,736.52 21 7.15%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 3,101.01 16 5.93%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,092.70 16 5.92%
4 BNP Paribas 2,926.68 24 5.60%
5 Citi 2,758.74 10 5.28%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,849.41 16 9.07%
2 Citi 2,449.34 16 7.80%
3 JPMorgan 2,393.95 17 7.62%
4 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 6.90%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.02%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 12,495.10 96 10.02%
2 Citi 11,803.94 91 9.47%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,842.75 73 7.09%
4 Goldman Sachs 8,683.82 62 6.96%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,624.77 56 6.11%