IG bond market may be closed till May

Corporate bond bankers are bleak about the possibility of high grade issuance for the next two weeks, as long weekends and market volatility hit volumes in the market. While activity in the high-yield market continues apace, the investment grade market has ground to a halt for the rest of the month.

  • 19 Apr 2011

Although nearly Eu3bn of investment grade and crossover corporate debt was priced last week, the market has now quietened down as the Easter break approaches.

“Last week, several borrowers had planned to come anyway and then the market was in good shape,” said a corporate bonds banker. “This ...

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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 5,527.81 34 6.30%
2 Morgan Stanley 5,016.18 29 5.71%
3 HSBC 4,900.29 32 5.58%
4 Citi 4,705.13 36 5.36%
5 BNP Paribas 4,535.94 23 5.17%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 2,424.26 9 10.71%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 8.36%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 7.00%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.97%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 6.53%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 413.98 4 10.03%
2 BNP Paribas 327.97 2 7.94%
3 JPMorgan 315.65 2 7.65%
3 Goldman Sachs 315.65 2 7.65%
5 Morgan Stanley 300.05 2 7.27%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 1,520.60 13 8.56%
2 Wells Fargo Securities 1,464.08 13 8.24%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,439.21 14 8.10%
4 JPMorgan 1,316.62 12 7.41%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,261.20 10 7.10%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 2,459.18 9 10.09%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 7.76%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 6.50%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.47%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 6.06%