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 Citi 30,641.00 149 5.64%
2 JPMorgan 30,261.62 151 5.57%
3 Barclays 29,332.65 109 5.40%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 29,326.65 141 5.40%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,917.96 112 4.59%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 10,392.67 24 10.38%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,134.48 23 8.12%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,164.21 34 7.15%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 6,134.64 22 6.13%
5 Santander 5,833.12 20 5.82%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 849.80 7 9.43%
2 JPMorgan 703.06 6 7.80%
3 Deutsche Bank 636.38 4 7.06%
4 BNP Paribas 604.64 5 6.71%
5 Goldman Sachs 489.41 4 5.43%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 7,543.36 49 10.94%
2 JPMorgan 6,501.33 48 9.43%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,031.63 36 7.30%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,632.90 32 6.72%
5 Credit Suisse 4,456.07 30 6.46%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 6,765.45 25 5.78%
2 JPMorgan 6,113.92 21 5.22%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,075.14 29 5.19%
4 Citi 5,875.57 20 5.02%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,755.14 21 4.91%