European credit quality has peaked, says S&P

European companies are facing a downhill slide from the best credit quality conditions in a decade, rating agency S&P predicts. Lending conditions remain exceptionally generous but fears of a downturn and uncertainty over new monetary stimulus have kept many new issuers at bay.

  • By Karoliina Liimatainen
  • 22 Aug 2019
The credit quality of EU companies reached a 10-year peak this summer and has since been steadily declining, said the ratings agency. The number of negative rating outlooks the agency has assigned to companies has have been outweighed the positive ones for the past 12 months, ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 8,625.11 58 6.82%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,575.51 45 6.79%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 7,956.46 42 6.30%
4 JPMorgan 7,542.47 37 5.97%
5 Goldman Sachs 7,283.60 38 5.76%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 5,481.64 30 9.39%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,163.77 26 7.14%
3 JPMorgan 4,112.40 33 7.05%
4 Barclays 3,860.86 25 6.62%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,789.69 29 6.49%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 21,298.45 175 9.57%
2 Citi 20,439.86 159 9.19%
3 Goldman Sachs 16,625.43 128 7.47%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,591.95 135 7.01%
5 Morgan Stanley 14,366.81 98 6.46%