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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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 76,422.10 393 5.63%
2 Citi 70,157.37 377 5.17%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 69,068.02 373 5.09%
4 Barclays 60,956.59 268 4.49%
5 Goldman Sachs 52,037.90 257 3.84%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

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1 Barclays 20,165.66 52 8.71%
2 BNP Paribas 15,885.30 90 6.86%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,134.52 61 6.10%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,105.99 45 6.09%
5 Deutsche Bank 13,105.24 66 5.66%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 7.46%
2 JPMorgan 2,822.43 22 7.09%
3 Citi 2,783.23 20 6.99%
4 BNP Paribas 2,674.33 25 6.72%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,523.29 20 6.34%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 16,336.99 132 10.01%
2 Citi 14,953.44 126 9.16%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,173.13 103 7.46%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,028.93 93 7.37%
5 Morgan Stanley 9,577.47 74 5.87%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 15,424.27 88 5.79%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,698.52 64 5.14%
3 Barclays 13,517.08 57 5.07%
4 JPMorgan 13,358.35 58 5.01%
5 Citi 13,203.46 60 4.95%