Baidu brings US buyers out in force

Chinese search engine provider Baidu became the first Asian corporation to launch an SEC-registered dollar deal on Wednesday, turning to US investors to close a deal that priced well inside where Asian buyers saw value.

  • 22 Nov 2012

The choice of registering in the US proved to be a wise decision. The company ended up drawing $7bn of demand for its $1.5bn bond — and the US focus ended up saving the company 15bp-30bp, said investors.

Bookrunners Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan priced a 2.25% $750m five ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 84,338.77 404 5.87%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,129.70 379 5.85%
3 Citi 68,811.98 386 4.79%
4 Barclays 62,932.35 241 4.38%
5 Goldman Sachs 59,388.99 229 4.13%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 18,987.74 82 9.19%
2 Deutsche Bank 16,651.33 61 8.06%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,054.70 64 6.81%
4 UniCredit 12,047.08 52 5.83%
5 HSBC 11,205.29 61 5.43%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 3,863.89 45 7.26%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,593.75 29 6.75%
3 JPMorgan 3,391.91 36 6.37%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,241.44 30 6.09%
5 Credit Suisse 3,119.95 31 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 15,833.26 127 9.86%
2 Citi 11,539.69 98 7.19%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,025.83 85 6.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,994.65 101 6.85%
5 Barclays 10,908.60 83 6.79%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 HSBC 20,417.95 85 6.43%
2 BNP Paribas 19,882.59 80 6.26%
3 Barclays 18,647.73 58 5.87%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,562.97 71 5.53%
5 Citi 17,203.79 68 5.42%