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 126,008.43 551 5.85%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 125,005.79 533 5.81%
3 Citi 102,522.76 538 4.76%
4 Barclays 84,236.96 343 3.91%
5 Goldman Sachs 83,509.37 327 3.88%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 28,066.59 123 8.86%
2 Deutsche Bank 22,255.37 84 7.03%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 20,558.20 98 6.49%
4 UniCredit 17,012.87 79 5.37%
5 HSBC 16,282.49 91 5.14%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,527.11 43 7.80%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 6.94%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,372.15 44 6.17%
4 JPMorgan 4,226.28 46 5.96%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.30%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,901.51 153 10.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,830.49 106 7.47%
3 Credit Suisse 13,745.94 98 6.92%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.68%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,977.13 92 6.53%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 27,454.25 115 5.77%
2 BNP Paribas 27,238.89 117 5.72%
3 JPMorgan 26,285.83 90 5.52%
4 Barclays 26,223.41 92 5.51%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,766.67 100 5.20%