EW View: Italian and Iberian corporates are back, and not a moment too soon

The last two weeks have marked a turning point for the peripheral eurozone’s corporate borrowers. Investors are more willing than at any stage since the Greek crisis to judge them on their standalone merits. Of course, a hot European corporate bond market helps.

  • 25 Jan 2011

Spain, Italy and Portgual’s corporate borrowers have had a good two weeks. Ever since their respective sovereigns managed to carry out bond auctions, their spreads have been tightening and investors’ sentiment towards them improving.

The first sign of this was the response to last Tuesday’s Eu1bn five year deal ...

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 17,784.21 75 7.08%
2 Barclays 14,324.58 54 5.71%
3 JPMorgan 13,665.52 61 5.44%
4 Deutsche Bank 13,421.96 54 5.35%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,418.02 52 4.95%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,045.97 15 8.02%
2 Citi 3,792.90 15 7.52%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,350.30 14 6.64%
4 Barclays 3,308.76 11 6.56%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 3,046.24 15 6.04%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 397.10 3 12.77%
2 JPMorgan 300.50 3 9.66%
3 Deutsche Bank 200.50 2 6.45%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 193.60 2 6.22%
5 UBS 187.50 2 6.03%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 3,219.24 22 10.20%
2 JPMorgan 2,544.70 20 8.06%
3 Credit Suisse 2,364.95 15 7.49%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,331.78 17 7.39%
5 Barclays 2,307.33 19 7.31%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 4,228.88 14 6.60%
2 Citi 4,092.60 11 6.39%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 3,771.05 15 5.89%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,663.73 11 5.72%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,179.12 11 4.96%