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 %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Sep 2019
1 JPMorgan 299,908.40 1348 8.58%
2 Citi 269,633.69 1139 7.71%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 233,702.48 955 6.69%
4 Barclays 215,977.22 873 6.18%
5 Goldman Sachs 171,316.37 716 4.90%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 33,565.22 148 7.28%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 33,319.19 143 7.22%
3 JPMorgan 25,404.62 68 5.51%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,368.44 65 5.07%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 22,565.04 105 4.89%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,273.57 56 10.29%
2 Morgan Stanley 8,122.33 40 9.01%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,738.32 41 8.59%
4 Citi 6,426.54 47 7.13%
5 UBS 4,913.18 26 5.45%