First timers flock to empty corporate bond market as retail demand boosts reception

Debut issuers took a chance to shine this week amid a dearth of big name transactions. GFK, HSE Netz, GEA Group and Brambles took the opportunity during the last full week before Easter to issue their inaugural Eurobonds.

  • 15 Apr 2011

"All of these names would have been very tough deals normally," said a banker in London. "The only reason they’ve been so successful this week is that there was nothing else to buy."

The lack of large deals from repeat borrowers meant that many of this week’s deals were ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 173,957.50 760 7.17%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 154,418.14 713 6.36%
3 Citi 136,997.26 734 5.65%
4 Goldman Sachs 109,713.42 475 4.52%
5 Barclays 106,206.79 488 4.38%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 29,965.54 145 8.65%
2 Barclays 25,510.29 106 7.36%
3 Deutsche Bank 24,247.02 105 7.00%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 21,192.48 112 6.12%
5 HSBC 19,467.45 94 5.62%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 8,469.76 69 4.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,816.84 63 3.71%
3 Credit Suisse 6,908.88 70 3.28%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,384.59 62 3.03%
5 BNP Paribas 5,941.97 66 2.82%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 37,132.38 289 10.79%
2 Citi 28,905.88 231 8.40%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,820.93 250 8.37%
4 Goldman Sachs 24,953.24 183 7.25%
5 Barclays 23,023.01 153 6.69%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Barclays 28,102.94 134 6.35%
2 Deutsche Bank 28,087.32 104 6.34%
3 BNP Paribas 27,948.80 144 6.31%
4 HSBC 25,944.81 127 5.86%
5 Citi 23,312.66 103 5.26%