EM issuers bet against optimism

In the CEEMEA bond market several early dollar refinancing operations are underway. Investors should beware. This frenzy of activity is not just delight at the super low yields on offer. It also indicates that borrowers believe the only way for their yields is up.

  • By Francesca Young
  • 12 Sep 2019

IHS Nigeria printed on Tuesday to finance a tender offer of its $800m 2021s. Bank of Sharjah followed suit on Wednesday with a refinancing of its $500m 3.374% 2020 bonds. Armenia this week announced a tender for its 2020s and a new issue.

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 364.29 1680 8.39%
2 Citi 333.83 1420 7.69%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 285.16 1235 6.57%
4 Barclays 256.17 1078 5.90%
5 HSBC 213.44 1175 4.92%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 40.95 193 7.04%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 38.30 162 6.59%
3 JPMorgan 31.28 85 5.38%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 26.65 82 4.58%
5 UniCredit 26.55 144 4.56%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 11.53 77 9.60%
2 Morgan Stanley 11.15 54 9.28%
3 Goldman Sachs 10.04 53 8.36%
4 Citi 8.06 63 6.71%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5.64 31 4.69%