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 44,108.59 212 5.60%
2 Citi 41,929.67 199 5.33%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 39,961.63 196 5.08%
4 Barclays 36,376.87 152 4.62%
5 Deutsche Bank 31,434.19 150 3.99%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 12,052.82 29 9.32%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,231.34 34 7.14%
3 Deutsche Bank 8,994.55 41 6.95%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,791.13 27 6.79%
5 BNP Paribas 8,096.49 41 6.26%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 1,686.47 13 9.63%
2 BNP Paribas 1,305.75 15 7.46%
3 Deutsche Bank 1,263.77 9 7.22%
4 Goldman Sachs 1,225.64 11 7.00%
5 Citi 1,134.67 10 6.48%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,636.80 71 10.46%
2 Citi 9,049.24 65 9.82%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,185.97 48 6.72%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,080.77 44 6.60%
5 Morgan Stanley 5,699.31 38 6.19%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 8,582.70 34 5.51%
2 Citi 8,191.99 30 5.25%
3 Barclays 7,869.78 33 5.05%
4 BNP Paribas 7,662.88 39 4.92%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 7,416.07 38 4.76%