Buyers rush into Johnson as floodgates open

The leveraged finance market is feasting on the $10.2bn financing for the buyout of Johnson Controls’ batteries business by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Levfin players believe its success is in part due to a lack of jumbo supply in the US prior to the trade.

  • By Silas Brown
  • 14 Mar 2019

The trade has senior secured bonds and loans in dollars, helmed by JP Morgan, and euros, which is being run by Barclays, plus an unsecured tranche led by Credit Suisse.

“It has gone very well, with huge demand across all tranches globally,” said one banker on the deal.

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 7,350.79 41 6.52%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,236.80 38 6.42%
3 BNP Paribas 7,151.10 53 6.34%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,744.91 37 5.98%
5 Barclays 6,209.03 28 5.51%

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 9.43%
2 JPMorgan 18,279.02 147 9.15%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,831.56 109 7.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,255.85 117 7.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.46%