Clariant’s wait pays off with massive book

If Irish building materials group CRH’s €500m bond took the palm this week for broadening the European corporate bond market’s tastes, it had a close runner-up. Clariant, the Swiss paints and speciality chemicals group, brought crossover-rated paper back to the market with a hugely successful €500m five year deal on Tuesday.

  • 20 Jan 2012

The Ba1/BBB- issuer held an investor call on November 30 and had been expected to issue then, but held back.

This week, BNP Paribas, Citigroup and UniCredit delivered in style on the mandate given then, as they gathered a whopping €5.2bn book.

"Appetite for a five-B name was not as ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 30,641.00 149 5.64%
2 JPMorgan 30,261.62 151 5.57%
3 Barclays 29,332.65 109 5.40%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 29,326.65 141 5.40%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,917.96 112 4.59%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 10,392.67 24 10.38%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,134.48 23 8.12%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,164.21 34 7.15%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 6,134.64 22 6.13%
5 Santander 5,833.12 20 5.82%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 849.80 7 9.43%
2 JPMorgan 703.06 6 7.80%
3 Deutsche Bank 636.38 4 7.06%
4 BNP Paribas 604.64 5 6.71%
5 Goldman Sachs 489.41 4 5.43%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7,543.36 49 10.94%
2 JPMorgan 6,501.33 48 9.43%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,031.63 36 7.30%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,632.90 32 6.72%
5 Credit Suisse 4,456.07 30 6.46%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 6,765.45 25 5.78%
2 JPMorgan 6,113.92 21 5.22%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,075.14 29 5.19%
4 Citi 5,875.57 20 5.02%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,755.14 21 4.91%