Second lien shines as Goldman helps private debt bid beat bonds

Second lien loan structures are substituting in for unsecured high yield issues, as a strong bid from direct lending funds pushes prices for the product tighter. Despite wariness from many banks about the product, Goldman Sachs has been seen actively competing with private debt funds to offer second lien finance, adding to the product’s advantages for sponsors.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 21 Feb 2019

A head of leveraged finance flagged the role of Goldman Sachs in providing a bid for second lien credit in Europe.

“Goldman have made great play of saying ‘I’ll take the second lien, and I’ll take this or that part of the capital structure,’” said the leveraged ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 1,517.16 8 7.69%
2 Goldman Sachs 1,495.21 6 7.58%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 1,179.51 9 5.98%
4 BNP Paribas 1,084.57 11 5.50%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,011.25 5 5.13%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 849.80 7 9.30%
2 JPMorgan 703.06 6 7.69%
3 Deutsche Bank 636.38 4 6.97%
4 BNP Paribas 604.64 5 6.62%
5 Goldman Sachs 489.41 4 5.36%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7,643.05 50 10.93%
2 JPMorgan 6,601.02 49 9.44%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,031.63 36 7.19%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,767.07 33 6.81%
5 Credit Suisse 4,456.07 30 6.37%