Virgin Media accelerates bond plans, looks to price today

Virgin Media’s £2.3bn-equivalent of bonds in sterling and dollars to finance its planned acquisition by Liberty Global has been accelerated. The bookrunners have released guidance and are planning to price the bonds today — a day earlier than planned.

  • 07 Feb 2013

The £1.1bn of senior secured 2021 notes are talked in the 6% area, the $1bn dollar portion of the 2021 senior secured notes in the 5.25%-5.5% area.

On the unsecured tranches, the £300m sterling notes are talked in the 7% area and the $450m of dollar 2023 senior notes ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 63,638.20 320 5.50%
2 Citi 61,594.87 312 5.32%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 58,102.24 302 5.02%
4 Barclays 52,575.66 225 4.55%
5 Morgan Stanley 43,329.34 257 3.75%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 15,876.49 41 8.34%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,019.90 51 6.84%
3 BNP Paribas 11,878.71 66 6.24%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,724.81 58 6.16%
5 Citi 11,357.77 51 5.97%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 8.44%
2 Citi 2,605.77 18 7.40%
3 BNP Paribas 2,567.12 24 7.29%
4 JPMorgan 2,467.56 18 7.01%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,928.73 16 5.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,711.91 110 9.94%
2 Citi 12,738.91 102 9.24%
3 Goldman Sachs 9,904.15 73 7.18%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,863.78 84 7.15%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,144.98 61 5.90%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,394.33 52 5.61%
2 Citi 11,958.92 50 5.42%
3 BNP Paribas 11,494.66 63 5.21%
4 Barclays 10,331.55 45 4.68%
5 JPMorgan 10,244.52 43 4.64%