Equity exodus, M&A propel European HY to Eu30bn record

Ravenous investors pushed the European high yield bond market to an all-time high this week. A flight from equity, declining defaults and a growing willingness to finance acquisitions helped carry the year’s new issue volume towards an unprecedented Eu30bn.

  • 01 Oct 2010

A quartet of new sales included the year’s biggest M&A-related issue in the sector — a whopping Eu1.7bn offering from Irish bottle maker Ardagh Glass.

The new deals overhauled the previous record, 2006’s Eu29.1bn. Total volumes could now reach Eu35bn by the end of the year, Société Générale ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 30,388.71 99 8.62%
2 BNP Paribas 22,463.54 135 6.38%
3 Deutsche Bank 17,970.47 100 5.10%
4 Goldman Sachs 17,954.81 74 5.10%
5 HSBC 16,143.35 101 4.58%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 327.97 2 10.84%
2 JPMorgan 315.65 2 10.43%
2 Goldman Sachs 315.65 2 10.43%
4 Citi 266.00 2 8.79%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 226.61 2 7.49%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 941.02 8 8.61%
2 JPMorgan 860.42 6 7.87%
3 Citi 822.27 6 7.52%
4 Morgan Stanley 766.25 5 7.01%
5 BNP Paribas 559.52 3 5.12%