Europe’s trickle of unrated deals contrasts with Glaxo, BP megadeals in US

Europe’s corporate bond market showed some glimmers of life today as two unrated companies announced roadshows. But these flickers are as nothing compared with the blaze of deals in the dollar market, where GlaxoSmithKline yesterday broke a three year absence from the bond market with a $5bn blowout.

  • 03 May 2012

BP also raised $3bn on the same day, confirming a strong start to what some bankers believe could be a $120bn month for US corporate bond issuance, including financial institutions.

Strabag’s €100m Austrian retail-targeted deal is still the only investment grade issue this week by a company in the ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 125,350.32 549 5.88%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 124,158.29 525 5.83%
3 Citi 101,902.49 536 4.78%
4 Barclays 84,284.85 343 3.95%
5 Goldman Sachs 83,674.45 325 3.93%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 28,401.19 124 8.94%
2 Deutsche Bank 22,113.09 83 6.96%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 20,892.79 99 6.58%
4 UniCredit 17,012.87 79 5.36%
5 HSBC 16,474.81 91 5.19%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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 %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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 5.50%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,766.67 100 5.21%