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 65,626.08 334 5.46%
2 Citi 63,129.00 324 5.26%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 60,145.60 318 5.01%
4 Barclays 53,455.07 233 4.45%
5 Morgan Stanley 44,764.71 268 3.73%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 16,156.11 43 8.07%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 13,141.46 53 6.57%
3 BNP Paribas 12,649.28 73 6.32%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,922.97 60 5.96%
5 Citi 11,677.27 53 5.83%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 8.22%
2 Citi 2,605.77 18 7.21%
3 BNP Paribas 2,567.12 24 7.10%
4 JPMorgan 2,522.43 19 6.98%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,128.73 17 5.89%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 14,300.49 115 9.86%
2 Citi 13,126.25 106 9.05%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,825.27 91 7.46%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,521.81 79 7.25%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,720.88 66 6.01%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,515.88 54 5.42%
2 BNP Paribas 12,352.71 71 5.35%
3 Citi 12,116.90 53 5.25%
4 JPMorgan 10,853.37 48 4.70%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,703.57 44 4.63%