Leveraged companies’ credit quality is rising, says Fitch

The average credit quality of European leveraged companies has improved since September 2010, according to Fitch’s portfolio of 291 credit opinions. This was a result of better economic conditions and companies’ cost-cutting measures, the agency said in its European Leveraged Credit H1 2011 Review on Tuesday.

  • 02 Aug 2011
Fitch’s credit opinions are point-in-time opinions on individual borrowers that the agency does not rate. They are based on private, confidential information supplied by asset managers and not on any contact with the borrowers. In its report, Fitch considered 291 credit opinions on European leveraged borrowers, with over ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • 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 %
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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 %
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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%