Investors scramble for Mediaset’s €375m unrated bond

Mediaset, the Italian television company controlled by the family of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi, enjoyed a blowout reception on Thursday for its 5.25 year bond issue.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 18 Oct 2013

Banca Imi, BNP Paribas, Mediobanca and UniCredit had roadshowed the unrated deal on Tuesday and Wednesday in London, Paris and Milan, and launched it on Thursday morning with initial price thoughts of 5.5% to 5.75%.

There were no public European investment grade corporate issues to compete with it ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 125,350.32 549 5.86%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 124,300.57 526 5.81%
3 Citi 102,095.60 537 4.77%
4 Barclays 84,284.85 343 3.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 83,858.93 328 3.92%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 28,401.19 124 8.93%
2 Deutsche Bank 22,255.37 84 7.00%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 20,892.79 99 6.57%
4 UniCredit 17,012.87 79 5.35%
5 HSBC 16,617.09 92 5.22%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 5,527.11 43 7.83%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 6.96%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,372.15 44 6.19%
4 JPMorgan 3,977.60 45 5.63%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.32%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 19,901.51 153 10.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,830.49 106 7.47%
3 Credit Suisse 13,745.94 98 6.92%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.68%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,977.13 92 6.53%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 28,288.85 117 5.96%
2 BNP Paribas 27,573.48 118 5.81%
3 Barclays 26,271.31 92 5.53%
4 JPMorgan 26,099.31 90 5.49%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,766.67 100 5.21%