Rampant corporate bid continues through Brexit maelstrom with Marsh, Incommunities

The exceptionally strong demand in Europe’s corporate bond market has remained unaffected by the turmoil in the UK’s Parliament, as MPs vote night after night on repeated motions that could determine the country’s future inside or outside Europe. On Thursday, two issuers attracted huge books: Marsh & McLennan Companies, the US insurance and investment services group making its debut in euros, and Incommunities Group, a Leeds-based housing association, in sterling.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 14 Mar 2019

“Even though there are plenty of things to be worried about, the technicals are so super-strong,” said a banker on MMC’s deal.

The issuer, rated Baa1/A-, both with negative outlooks, owns insurance broker Marsh, risk adviser Guy Carpenter, and consultancies Mercer and Oliver Wyman. It was bringing the ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 55,767.79 273 5.42%
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4 Barclays 48,519.07 199 4.71%
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4 Citi 10,209.99 45 6.11%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,069.16 30 6.03%

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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

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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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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%