Companies get the hang of volatile markets... ...as blue chips fire deals on rollercoaster days

The European corporate bond market seems finally to have learned resilience, on the evidence of this week’s output of three deals, despite a wrenching sell-off on Tuesday and chaotic news all week on Europe’s sovereign debt crisis.

  • 04 Nov 2011

All three issuers were blue chips: the ever-popular Volkswagen Leasing on Monday, rare and non-cyclical British American Tobacco on Wednesday and Thursday’s France Télécom, which does not seem to be regarded as tainted by its French origins.

But until recently, even such companies would have shied away from issuing ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 99,162.79 451 5.86%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 98,747.53 434 5.84%
3 Citi 83,515.01 439 4.94%
4 Barclays 72,887.24 287 4.31%
5 Goldman Sachs 67,458.35 264 3.99%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 21,922.23 100 8.77%
2 Deutsche Bank 18,365.60 68 7.35%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 17,313.06 81 6.93%
4 UniCredit 14,560.49 67 5.82%
5 HSBC 12,711.09 71 5.08%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 4,199.27 50 7.07%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,839.34 38 6.46%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,725.55 31 6.27%
4 JPMorgan 3,599.75 39 6.06%
5 Credit Suisse 3,406.43 36 5.73%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,476.08 137 9.98%
2 Credit Suisse 12,881.03 89 7.35%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,373.76 90 7.06%
4 Citi 12,061.47 102 6.88%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,966.50 108 6.83%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 24,095.98 100 6.17%
2 BNP Paribas 22,554.34 96 5.78%
3 Barclays 22,506.00 76 5.76%
4 Citi 21,179.37 84 5.42%
5 Deutsche Bank 21,068.78 84 5.40%