Abertis ‘too good to be missed’ as corp bonds stay red hot

Abertis Infraestructuras, the Spanish toll roads group, launched on Monday the four tranche bond issue it had roadshowed for last week, and found Europe’s corporate bond market as avid for paper as it has been for the last couple of weeks. That enabled it to achieve a huge book totalling €14.5bn and at least one negative new issue premium.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 18 Mar 2019

"I think the Abertis and Schaeffler deals have been quite unique," said a syndicate banker. "With these book sizes, I'm not sure we have seen anything bigger. Both trades are not the easiest credits, but it reiterates that the market is keen on looking for things.

The deal had ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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4 Barclays 36,562.85 154 4.61%
5 Deutsche Bank 31,434.19 150 3.96%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

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1 Barclays 12,052.82 29 9.24%
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3 Deutsche Bank 8,994.55 41 6.90%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,791.13 27 6.74%
5 BNP Paribas 8,267.11 42 6.34%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

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1 JPMorgan 1,686.47 13 9.63%
2 BNP Paribas 1,305.75 15 7.46%
3 Deutsche Bank 1,263.77 9 7.22%
4 Goldman Sachs 1,225.64 11 7.00%
5 Citi 1,134.67 10 6.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 9,841.58 73 10.52%
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3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,345.97 49 6.79%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,080.77 44 6.50%
5 Morgan Stanley 5,699.31 38 6.09%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 8,582.70 34 5.47%
2 Citi 8,191.99 30 5.22%
3 Barclays 7,869.78 33 5.01%
4 BNP Paribas 7,833.50 40 4.99%
5 JPMorgan 7,498.03 29 4.78%