Bravery is the conservative choice

Asian companies hoping to raise money in the bond market face a tough choice: come to the market now and pay more to borrow than they could have done earlier this year — or wait and risk the markets getting worse and prices moving higher. Companies with half a chance of getting a deal away should strike sooner rather than later.

  • 28 Jul 2011
Asia’s bond market is virtually shut for high yield borrowers — a few bankers remain confident they could pull off deals, but even they do not think it would make sense to. Sovereigns and investment grade corporations, on the other hand, can still raise cash, but many treasury ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 83,949.72 377 5.90%
2 JPMorgan 81,974.06 398 5.76%
3 Citi 66,626.93 383 4.68%
4 Barclays 62,421.24 238 4.39%
5 Goldman Sachs 58,523.58 226 4.11%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

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1 BNP Paribas 18,987.74 82 9.19%
2 Deutsche Bank 16,651.33 61 8.06%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,054.70 64 6.81%
4 UniCredit 11,756.26 51 5.69%
5 HSBC 11,205.29 61 5.43%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 3,863.89 45 7.26%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,593.75 29 6.75%
3 JPMorgan 3,391.91 36 6.37%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,241.44 30 6.09%
5 Credit Suisse 3,119.95 31 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 15,536.04 124 9.89%
2 Citi 11,273.70 96 7.18%
3 Goldman Sachs 10,753.60 83 6.85%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,703.66 98 6.82%
5 Barclays 10,436.37 81 6.64%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 20,417.95 85 6.50%
2 BNP Paribas 19,882.59 80 6.33%
3 Barclays 18,647.73 58 5.94%
4 Deutsche Bank 16,816.67 70 5.36%
5 Citi 16,746.96 68 5.33%