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 JPMorgan 109,927.46 548 5.97%
2 Citi 99,462.90 510 5.40%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 96,422.40 491 5.24%
4 Barclays 84,649.13 363 4.60%
5 Goldman Sachs 72,819.63 356 3.96%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 25,216.97 68 8.02%
2 BNP Paribas 22,906.48 127 7.28%
3 Deutsche Bank 19,585.09 92 6.23%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 18,889.54 84 6.01%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 18,365.61 60 5.84%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 5,481.64 30 9.15%
2 JPMorgan 4,195.74 34 7.01%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,163.77 26 6.95%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,037.77 30 6.74%
5 Barclays 3,944.19 26 6.59%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 21,452.85 177 9.52%
2 Citi 20,535.92 160 9.12%
3 Goldman Sachs 16,796.50 130 7.46%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,031.34 140 7.12%
5 Morgan Stanley 14,465.14 100 6.42%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 21,308.46 122 5.89%
2 Barclays 19,922.30 79 5.51%
3 JPMorgan 19,249.64 88 5.32%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 18,623.31 86 5.15%
5 Citi 18,190.86 90 5.03%