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 Citi 28,910.79 133 5.91%
2 JPMorgan 28,222.08 135 5.77%
3 Barclays 27,736.00 97 5.67%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 26,939.73 123 5.51%
5 Deutsche Bank 23,318.61 103 4.77%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 10,133.09 20 11.18%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,471.18 17 8.24%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,325.89 29 6.98%
4 Santander 5,551.04 18 6.12%
5 BNP Paribas 5,364.90 23 5.92%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 799.80 6 9.13%
2 Deutsche Bank 710.75 5 8.11%
3 JPMorgan 703.06 6 8.02%
4 BNP Paribas 554.64 4 6.33%
5 Goldman Sachs 489.41 4 5.59%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 6,897.71 44 11.44%
2 JPMorgan 5,722.96 42 9.50%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,628.16 33 7.68%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,199.43 29 6.97%
5 Morgan Stanley 4,092.86 26 6.79%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 6,090.31 21 5.93%
2 JPMorgan 5,522.59 18 5.38%
3 Citi 5,318.49 17 5.18%
4 Deutsche Bank 5,172.92 24 5.04%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 5,152.48 24 5.02%