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 BNP Paribas 5,388.55 35 7.45%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,167.13 26 7.14%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,163.07 27 7.14%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,132.89 22 5.71%
5 JPMorgan 4,083.96 19 5.65%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 8.44%
2 Citi 2,605.77 18 7.40%
3 BNP Paribas 2,567.12 24 7.29%
4 JPMorgan 2,467.56 18 7.01%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,928.73 16 5.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,711.91 110 9.94%
2 Citi 12,738.91 102 9.24%
3 Goldman Sachs 9,904.15 73 7.18%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,863.78 84 7.15%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,144.98 61 5.90%