Johnson Controls jumpstarts leveraged finance mart

The $10.2bn debt package backing the buyout of Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions unit by Brookfield and CDPQ will set the tone for leveraged capital markets in the first half of 2019. But despite high hopes for more investor-friendly deal terms after successful buy-side resistance on last week’s loans, the Power Solutions covenants package sees the pendulum swing back again, writes Owen Sanderson.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 07 Mar 2019
The deal — the largest LBO since September — is one of the few jumbo acquisition financings that was known to be hitting the market in early 2019, as 2018’s poor fourth quarter conditions had dampened M&A activity, keeping sponsors from bringing new projects forward and companies from ...

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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 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 %
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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 %
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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%