HeidelbergCement’s shaky BBB perfect to reopen corporate bonds

European corporate bond investors, lying in wait since the beginning of this year and deprived of anything juicier than GE Capital bonds, saw a rich prize coming this week and pounced, squeezing cash-hungry HeidelbergCement for an 85bp pick-up over credit default swaps and coupon protection against a downgrade.

  • 18 Jan 2008

Any suggestion that investors were not willing to play was dashed when 125 institutions joined a conference call on Thursday morning, held by lead managers Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland when they announced the Eu1bn four year deal.

No matter that the market was going through a ...

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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 127,517.35 541 5.90%
2 JPMorgan 126,998.43 554 5.88%
3 Citi 102,522.76 538 4.75%
4 Barclays 84,276.72 344 3.90%
5 Goldman Sachs 83,509.37 327 3.87%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 28,066.59 123 8.86%
2 Deutsche Bank 22,255.37 84 7.03%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 20,558.20 98 6.49%
4 UniCredit 17,012.87 79 5.37%
5 HSBC 16,282.49 91 5.14%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 5,527.11 43 7.79%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 6.94%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,372.15 44 6.17%
4 JPMorgan 4,226.28 46 5.96%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.30%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 19,901.51 153 10.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 14,830.49 106 7.47%
3 Credit Suisse 13,745.94 98 6.92%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.68%
5 Morgan Stanley 12,977.13 92 6.53%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 27,454.25 115 5.77%
2 BNP Paribas 27,238.89 117 5.72%
3 JPMorgan 26,285.83 90 5.52%
4 Barclays 26,233.60 92 5.51%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,766.67 100 5.20%