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 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

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