French Stella Group hits home stretch

A loan for Stella, a French shutter and grill manufacturer, is set to be allocated on Friday, with the deal oversubscribed at original guidance on Thursday afternoon, wrapping up another project shelved in the face of last year’s deteriorating market.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 07 Feb 2019

PAI Partners entered exclusive discussions to buy Stella in a secondary transaction from ICG last November and talks began on a financing package. But it was wise to wait, with market conditions now supportive, amid a skinny supply pipeline in new money euro leveraged loans.

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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 %
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1 Deutsche Bank 2,849.41 16 9.19%
2 Citi 2,449.34 16 7.90%
3 JPMorgan 2,260.62 16 7.29%
4 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 6.99%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.10%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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%