KKR, Philips and Vesteda hope euro funds hold their nerve

The strength of corporate bond demand, after falls in stockmarkets engendered by the US's hardened stance on trade talks with China, was tested in the US on Wednesday by a $20bn issue for IBM. In Europe, the test came on Thursday, as five companies finished roadshows and issued. So far the signs are very encouraging - good news for the clutch of companies still on the road.

  • By Alex Radford, Jon Hay
  • 09 May 2019
"It's obviously been unbelievably strong for some time," said a corporate bond syndicate banker in London on Wednesday morning. "The last two days have been a little bit weaker. It kind of started with the US-China Trump stuff. Yesterday there was a bit of widening, more in indices ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 53,320.23 261 5.40%
2 JPMorgan 52,801.34 266 5.35%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 49,285.49 250 4.99%
4 Barclays 46,494.29 192 4.71%
5 Deutsche Bank 38,254.28 189 3.88%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 14,087.03 36 9.12%
2 Deutsche Bank 10,204.94 51 6.60%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,691.46 38 6.27%
4 BNP Paribas 9,682.74 53 6.27%
5 Citi 9,654.05 44 6.25%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 2,336.07 15 8.07%
2 JPMorgan 2,260.62 16 7.81%
3 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 7.49%
4 Citi 1,935.99 15 6.69%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.53%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 12,355.10 94 10.23%
2 Citi 11,234.36 86 9.30%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,483.82 60 7.02%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,431.45 69 6.98%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,524.77 55 6.23%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 9,840.79 40 5.49%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,247.20 39 5.16%
3 Barclays 9,097.64 39 5.08%
4 BNP Paribas 8,968.95 50 5.01%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,508.56 48 4.75%