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 %
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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%