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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1 JPMorgan 99,566.90 454 5.86%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 99,003.09 435 5.83%
3 Citi 84,614.01 445 4.98%
4 Barclays 72,949.56 288 4.29%
5 Goldman Sachs 67,513.91 265 3.97%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 21,922.23 100 8.75%
2 Deutsche Bank 18,365.60 68 7.33%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 17,313.06 81 6.91%
4 UniCredit 14,560.49 67 5.81%
5 HSBC 12,711.09 71 5.07%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 4,293.59 52 7.15%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,871.16 39 6.45%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,757.37 32 6.26%
4 JPMorgan 3,631.57 40 6.05%
5 Credit Suisse 3,406.43 36 5.67%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 17,476.08 137 9.95%
2 Credit Suisse 12,936.58 90 7.36%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,429.32 91 7.07%
4 Citi 12,061.47 102 6.87%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,022.06 109 6.84%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 24,095.98 100 6.17%
2 BNP Paribas 22,633.04 97 5.79%
3 Barclays 22,506.00 76 5.76%
4 Citi 21,179.37 84 5.42%
5 Deutsche Bank 21,068.78 84 5.39%