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 76,614.41 395 5.63%
2 Citi 70,238.56 378 5.16%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 69,149.21 374 5.08%
4 Barclays 61,172.01 270 4.50%
5 Goldman Sachs 52,037.90 257 3.82%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 20,165.66 52 8.68%
2 BNP Paribas 15,996.41 91 6.88%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,245.63 62 6.13%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,105.99 45 6.07%
5 Deutsche Bank 13,105.24 66 5.64%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 7.46%
2 JPMorgan 2,822.43 22 7.09%
3 Citi 2,783.23 20 6.99%
4 BNP Paribas 2,674.33 25 6.72%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,523.29 20 6.34%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 16,399.18 133 10.00%
2 Citi 14,953.44 126 9.12%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,235.32 104 7.46%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,091.12 94 7.37%
5 Morgan Stanley 9,577.47 74 5.84%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 15,535.37 89 5.81%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,809.62 65 5.16%
3 Barclays 13,651.30 58 5.10%
4 JPMorgan 13,469.46 59 5.03%
5 Citi 13,203.46 60 4.94%