Eager investors shrug off macro fears, gulp Acea, FCA, Northern

Thursday’s corporate bond new issue action in Europe confirmed the picture presented on Wednesday: that investors were determined not to let macroeconomic issues bother them, and were piling into new issues. The day was less blemished than the previous one had been by volatility, enabling issuers to get some very tight spreads.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 16 May 2019

Vesteda launched its debut green bond at what was seen as 5bp through its curve, Northern Powergrid brought a £150m 30 year bond, Acea, the Italian utility, rased €500m and its compatriot FCA Bank €800m.

“We are very happy with the reception to the series of deals we’ve ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 65,626.08 334 5.46%
2 Citi 63,129.00 324 5.26%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 60,145.60 318 5.01%
4 Barclays 53,455.07 233 4.45%
5 Morgan Stanley 44,764.71 268 3.73%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 16,156.11 43 8.07%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,141.46 53 6.57%
3 BNP Paribas 12,649.28 73 6.32%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,922.97 60 5.96%
5 Citi 11,677.27 53 5.83%

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 8.22%
2 Citi 2,605.77 18 7.21%
3 BNP Paribas 2,567.12 24 7.10%
4 JPMorgan 2,522.43 19 6.98%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,128.73 17 5.89%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 14,300.49 115 9.86%
2 Citi 13,126.25 106 9.05%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,825.27 91 7.46%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,521.81 79 7.25%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,720.88 66 6.01%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,515.88 54 5.42%
2 BNP Paribas 12,352.71 71 5.35%
3 Citi 12,116.90 53 5.25%
4 JPMorgan 10,853.37 48 4.70%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,703.57 44 4.63%