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 77,552.24 398 5.62%
2 Citi 70,903.52 381 5.14%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 69,774.78 377 5.05%
4 Barclays 61,172.01 270 4.43%
5 Goldman Sachs 52,911.73 260 3.83%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 20,165.66 52 8.64%
2 BNP Paribas 16,075.93 92 6.89%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,325.15 63 6.14%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,105.99 45 6.05%
5 Deutsche Bank 13,139.03 67 5.63%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 7.27%
2 JPMorgan 2,822.43 22 6.91%
3 Citi 2,783.23 20 6.81%
4 BNP Paribas 2,674.33 25 6.55%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,523.29 20 6.18%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,093.24 135 10.01%
2 Citi 15,545.69 128 9.10%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,836.81 106 7.52%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,621.18 95 7.39%
5 Morgan Stanley 9,748.90 76 5.71%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 15,614.90 90 5.82%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,889.15 66 5.18%
3 Barclays 13,651.30 58 5.09%
4 JPMorgan 13,469.46 59 5.02%
5 Citi 13,203.46 60 4.92%