Huge bid for Vodafone as hedge funds binge on financing

Whether Vodafone’s £3.44bn issue of two and three year mandatorily convertible bonds on Tuesday this week ends up being judged a corporate finance success for the company may take time to discover. But it is already clear it was a great hit with investors — much more so than the first time Vodafone issued the structure in 2016.

  • By Aidan Gregory, Jon Hay
  • 07 Mar 2019
Then, when Vodafone was seeking to monetise loan notes owed to it by Verizon, it had to restructure the deal during the bookbuild, which lasted from early morning till well into the evening. Notably, it reversed the original decision to allow conversion only at maturity. The market was ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 163,028.47 711 8.04%
2 Citi 160,005.15 642 7.90%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 132,268.74 528 6.53%
4 Barclays 127,185.71 494 6.28%
5 HSBC 106,407.22 534 5.25%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,912.95 35 6.60%
2 BNP Paribas 12,334.48 61 6.31%
3 UniCredit 11,196.47 58 5.73%
4 Citi 9,580.75 37 4.90%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,953.95 35 4.58%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 5,579.06 26 10.66%
2 JPMorgan 4,866.13 28 9.30%
3 Goldman Sachs 4,405.13 21 8.41%
4 Citi 3,774.81 24 7.21%
5 UBS 3,602.23 16 6.88%