Fidelity prefers Europe for bulk of M&A deal

Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), the US financial software company, honoured Europe’s bond markets this week with the lion’s share of the debt financing for its takeover of Worldpay, the payments group that began as part of Royal Bank of Scotland, for an enterprise value of $43bn.

  • By Alex Radford, David Freitas, David Rothnie, Jon Hay
  • 16 May 2019

FIS had been known to be looking for about $11bn of bond debt for several weeks. That the euro and sterling markets could prove attractive enough to receive all but $1bn of the jumbo deal is testament to how strong demand is from European credit investors.

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 53,309.01 260 5.44%
2 JPMorgan 52,801.34 266 5.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 49,055.75 248 5.00%
4 Barclays 46,218.62 191 4.72%
5 Deutsche Bank 38,030.40 188 3.88%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 13,811.36 35 9.04%
2 Deutsche Bank 9,981.06 50 6.53%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,691.46 38 6.34%
4 BNP Paribas 9,682.74 53 6.34%
5 Citi 9,642.83 43 6.31%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 2,271.07 14 7.96%
2 JPMorgan 2,260.62 16 7.93%
3 BNP Paribas 2,167.79 20 7.60%
4 Citi 1,935.99 15 6.79%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,890.62 15 6.63%

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 10.25%
2 Citi 11,234.36 86 9.32%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,483.82 60 7.04%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,389.21 68 6.96%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,524.77 55 6.24%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 9,829.57 39 5.56%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,247.20 39 5.23%
3 BNP Paribas 8,968.95 50 5.07%
4 Barclays 8,821.97 38 4.99%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,284.69 47 4.68%