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 91,727.81 452 5.84%
2 Citi 83,791.44 428 5.33%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 81,070.99 416 5.16%
4 Barclays 72,554.64 309 4.62%
5 Goldman Sachs 60,232.09 293 3.83%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 20,638.21 54 8.44%
2 BNP Paribas 16,514.56 94 6.75%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,422.56 75 6.30%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,340.46 67 6.27%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,105.99 45 5.77%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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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 %
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1 Citi 18,847.11 143 9.44%
2 JPMorgan 18,279.02 147 9.16%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,831.56 109 7.43%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,255.85 117 7.14%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.47%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 16,573.16 92 5.71%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,343.03 70 5.29%
3 Barclays 15,274.25 63 5.26%
4 JPMorgan 15,018.24 65 5.18%
5 Citi 14,456.99 66 4.98%