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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4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,340.46 67 6.27%
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1 Citi 18,847.11 143 9.44%
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5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.47%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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%