Sanofi gets paid to borrow three year money

The extraordinary conditions in Europe’s investment grade corporate bond market, in which three issuers in succession had printed multi-tranche bonds this week with no new issue premiums, produced a new bizarre result on Wednesday when Sanofi, one of the market’s tightest-trading issuers, took its turn.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 13 Mar 2019

The French pharmaceutical company, rated A1/AA with stable outlooks, with an extra AA from Scope Ratings, is well known for being price-conscious and often pricing bonds at low coupons and tight spreads.

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Aug 2019
1 JPMorgan 92,205.01 454 5.85%
2 Citi 83,869.46 429 5.32%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 81,470.18 417 5.17%
4 Barclays 72,554.64 309 4.60%
5 Goldman Sachs 60,232.09 293 3.82%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 20,638.21 54 8.44%
2 BNP Paribas 16,514.56 94 6.75%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,422.56 75 6.30%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,340.46 67 6.27%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,105.99 45 5.77%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 4,728.01 24 9.17%
2 JPMorgan 3,649.83 29 7.08%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,638.27 22 7.05%
4 Barclays 3,441.80 22 6.67%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,389.62 26 6.57%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,847.11 143 9.44%
2 JPMorgan 18,279.02 147 9.16%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,831.56 109 7.43%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,255.85 117 7.14%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.47%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 16,573.16 92 5.71%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,343.03 70 5.29%
3 Barclays 15,274.25 63 5.26%
4 JPMorgan 15,018.24 65 5.18%
5 Citi 14,456.99 66 4.98%