Strong demand lets Eir boost size of divi deal

Eir, the Irish telecoms company, has won strong demand and tight pricing for its combined bond and loan deal, allowing it to increase the size by another €100m — and pay out a larger dividend to its owner, groups controlled by French billionaire Xavier Niel. One of these groups, Iliad, has just emerged from a costly fight for rights to the 5G mobile spectrum in Italy, leading it to consider asset sales and other routes to raise cash.

  • By Owen Sanderson
  • 25 Apr 2019
Eir’s new issue was announced by Citi and Goldman Sachs on Tuesday morning, as a combined loan and secured bond with a target size of €850m. Some €700m of the proceeds are earmarked to pay off the company’s 2022 notes, with a €300m dividend as well. The company ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 7,083.69 52 6.37%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,886.84 39 6.20%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,877.67 36 6.19%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,659.77 36 5.99%
5 Barclays 6,209.03 28 5.59%

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 7.06%
4 Barclays 3,441.80 22 6.68%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,389.62 26 6.58%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,847.11 143 9.46%
2 JPMorgan 18,162.36 146 9.11%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,831.56 109 7.44%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,255.85 117 7.15%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.48%