Freeport digs $6.5bn in big-hitting US market

The US high grade credit market this week shrugged off the volatility arising from Italy’s election impasse, as some of the biggest names in corporate America priced large trades and investors gobbled up a jumbo M&A financing.

  • 01 Mar 2013

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold proved that credit investors remain thirsty for event-driven financings, increasing its four tranche deal to $6.5bn after attracting a $15bn book.

Coca-Cola tapped the market for the first time for nearly a year, raising $2.5bn from $5bn of orders, as high grade corporate supply exceeded ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 92,384.85 456 5.80%
2 Citi 84,450.96 433 5.30%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 81,574.39 418 5.12%
4 Barclays 72,658.86 310 4.56%
5 Goldman Sachs 60,467.58 295 3.80%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 20,742.43 55 8.42%
2 BNP Paribas 16,618.78 95 6.74%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,444.68 68 6.27%
4 Deutsche Bank 15,425.41 75 6.26%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,210.20 46 5.77%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 4,728.01 24 9.17%
2 JPMorgan 3,649.83 29 7.08%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,638.27 22 7.05%
4 Barclays 3,441.80 22 6.67%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,389.62 26 6.57%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,847.11 143 9.43%
2 JPMorgan 18,279.02 147 9.15%
3 Goldman Sachs 14,831.56 109 7.42%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,255.85 117 7.13%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,912.93 86 6.46%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 16,729.40 94 5.69%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,447.25 71 5.26%
3 Barclays 15,378.47 64 5.23%
4 JPMorgan 15,198.08 67 5.17%
5 Citi 14,790.34 69 5.03%