Europe’s top issuers: big names still to come

Vodafone from media gallery
By Jon Hay
07 Apr 2020

Several of Europe's biggest corporate bond issuers have yet to fund in the market this year, despite the flood of deals as companies hoover up cash to see them through the coronavirus crisis. Vodafone, Electricité de France, Enel and Bayer are among firms yet to issue. However, more of the gaps are being filled up every day.

GlobalCapital analysis of Dealogic data for the last five years shows that many of Europe's biggest blue chip issuers have rushed to the bond market since it re-opened with the Engie and Unilever deals on Friday March 20.

But many of those with the largest funding requirements are likely ...

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