Zero NIPs become normal as corporate bull run rages

Deutsche Telekom became the latest blue chip company to issue a two tranche bond with no new issue concession on Tuesday, making it three deals out of three so far this week that have come without any sweetener for investors, compared with secondary spreads.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 12 Mar 2019

The German telecoms group, rated Baa1/BBB+/BBB+, followed US issuers Pepsico (A1/A+) and McDonald’s (Baa1/BBB+), which had both launched two-headers on Monday.

“It’s a weird little market,” said a banker at one of Deutsche Tel’s bookrunners, Barclays, JP Morgan and Société Générale. “We had a bit of a debate ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 107,057.91 536 5.93%
2 Citi 97,982.52 503 5.43%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 93,417.04 477 5.18%
4 Barclays 82,746.08 357 4.59%
5 Goldman Sachs 72,129.66 351 4.00%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 23,881.98 65 8.04%
2 BNP Paribas 21,246.52 120 7.15%
3 Deutsche Bank 18,113.62 87 6.10%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 17,453.03 80 5.87%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,800.86 56 5.65%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 5,477.09 30 9.39%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,159.22 26 7.13%
3 JPMorgan 4,107.86 33 7.05%
4 Barclays 3,856.31 25 6.61%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,785.14 29 6.49%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 21,290.12 175 9.59%
2 Citi 20,439.86 159 9.20%
3 Goldman Sachs 16,517.10 127 7.44%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,491.95 134 6.98%
5 Morgan Stanley 14,358.47 98 6.47%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 19,764.80 117 5.75%
2 Barclays 18,752.59 77 5.46%
3 Citi 17,788.18 88 5.18%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 17,460.83 84 5.08%
5 JPMorgan 16,953.30 81 4.93%