Baby blue takes three steps in the right direction

When one of the world’s bluest of blue chip companies only raises Eu750m in a benchmark bond issue, the market can be excused for being underwhelmed. But last week’s International Business Machines issue is more significant than its size suggests: at last the corporate bond market is taking baby steps back from the dead.

  • 04 Nov 2008

International Business Machines priced its Eu750m five year bond last week in a deal seen by many as small change compared to the $4bn raised by the firm in the US market at the beginning of October.

It may seem small, but has a larger importance in the context ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 70,767.73 236 8.54%
2 JPMorgan 65,265.75 234 7.87%
3 Barclays 57,136.89 188 6.89%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 49,197.71 178 5.93%
5 Deutsche Bank 44,635.32 162 5.38%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,812.19 7 16.21%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,538.77 6 8.42%
3 Citi 2,570.45 7 6.12%
4 Commerzbank Group 2,532.05 5 6.02%
5 BNP Paribas 1,798.71 8 4.28%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 UBS 998.25 3 11.59%
2 Citi 801.18 3 9.31%
3 Morgan Stanley 606.80 4 7.05%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 509.34 3 5.92%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 431.66 3 5.01%