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 Credit Agricole CIB 484.94 3 17.32%
1 BNP Paribas 484.94 3 17.32%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 194.57 2 6.95%
3 HSBC 194.57 2 6.95%
5 Natixis 174.13 2 6.22%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 397.10 3 12.77%
2 JPMorgan 300.50 3 9.66%
3 Deutsche Bank 200.50 2 6.45%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 193.60 2 6.22%
5 UBS 187.50 2 6.03%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 3,219.24 22 10.20%
2 JPMorgan 2,544.70 20 8.06%
3 Credit Suisse 2,364.95 15 7.49%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,331.78 17 7.39%
5 Barclays 2,307.33 19 7.31%