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 100,058.86 456 5.85%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 99,628.65 440 5.82%
3 Citi 84,614.01 445 4.95%
4 Barclays 73,491.09 292 4.30%
5 Goldman Sachs 67,826.41 266 3.96%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 22,159.94 102 8.72%
2 Deutsche Bank 18,488.07 69 7.28%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 17,591.36 83 6.92%
4 UniCredit 14,705.77 69 5.79%
5 HSBC 12,989.38 73 5.11%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 4,293.59 52 7.09%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,871.16 39 6.39%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,757.37 32 6.20%
4 JPMorgan 3,631.57 40 6.00%
5 Credit Suisse 3,406.43 36 5.63%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,788.58 138 10.01%
2 Credit Suisse 12,936.58 90 7.28%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,741.82 92 7.17%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,121.10 110 6.82%
5 Citi 12,061.47 102 6.79%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 24,374.27 102 6.18%
2 BNP Paribas 22,870.75 99 5.79%
3 Barclays 22,868.06 79 5.79%
4 Deutsche Bank 21,191.25 85 5.37%
5 Citi 21,179.37 84 5.37%