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 55,767.79 273 5.42%
2 JPMorgan 55,320.17 277 5.37%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 52,001.47 261 5.05%
4 Barclays 48,519.07 199 4.71%
5 Deutsche Bank 39,130.42 193 3.80%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 15,387.15 38 9.21%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,366.45 42 6.81%
3 Deutsche Bank 10,351.53 52 6.20%
4 Citi 10,209.99 45 6.11%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,069.16 30 6.03%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 2,849.41 16 9.07%
2 Citi 2,449.34 16 7.80%
3 JPMorgan 2,393.95 17 7.62%
4 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 6.90%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.02%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 12,495.10 96 10.02%
2 Citi 11,803.94 91 9.47%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,842.75 73 7.09%
4 Goldman Sachs 8,683.82 62 6.96%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,624.77 56 6.11%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,153.16 44 5.78%
2 Citi 10,746.74 42 5.57%
3 BNP Paribas 9,702.75 54 5.03%
4 Barclays 9,653.59 40 5.01%
5 JPMorgan 8,970.38 37 4.65%