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 Citi 30,641.00 149 5.64%
2 JPMorgan 30,261.62 151 5.57%
3 Barclays 29,332.65 109 5.40%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 29,326.65 141 5.40%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,917.96 112 4.59%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 10,392.67 24 10.38%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,134.48 23 8.12%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,164.21 34 7.15%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 6,134.64 22 6.13%
5 Santander 5,833.12 20 5.82%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 849.80 7 9.43%
2 JPMorgan 703.06 6 7.80%
3 Deutsche Bank 636.38 4 7.06%
4 BNP Paribas 604.64 5 6.71%
5 Goldman Sachs 489.41 4 5.43%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 7,543.36 49 10.94%
2 JPMorgan 6,501.33 48 9.43%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,031.63 36 7.30%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,632.90 32 6.72%
5 Credit Suisse 4,456.07 30 6.46%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 6,765.45 25 5.78%
2 JPMorgan 6,113.92 21 5.22%
3 Deutsche Bank 6,075.14 29 5.19%
4 Citi 5,875.57 20 5.02%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 5,755.14 21 4.91%