Overall deals of the year

  • 14 Jan 2009
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For most bond market participants 2008 was a terrible year. Issuance was fraught with danger as extreme volatility meant it was almost impossible to launch and then price deals with any real confidence. But there were also rare opportunities for the nimble and the clever which resulted in some spectacular transactions. Here below are EuroWeek’s
Overall Deals of the Year, voted for by the market. First, banks were asked to nominate their favourite deals in each category. That gave us a shortlist, from which the best deals were chosen by votes from the market participants.

In this publication, we have only revealed the best deals of 2008 and the best banks of 2008 as voted for by their peers.
The awards for best banks as voted for by borrowers and best borrowers as voted for by their lead managers will be given out at the EuroWeek Bond Dinner in mid-2009. A separate poll will be undertaken to determine these awards.
For more information regarding the awards and the dinner please contact Jo Richards or Toby Fildes on +44 (0) 20 7440 6021/6011.




1 GlaxoSmithKline

• $2.5bn 4.85% May 2013

• $2.75bn 5.65% May 2018

• $2.75bn 6.375% May 2038

• $1bn Libor + 62.5bp May 2010

Citigroup, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers


2 Société de Financement de l’Economie Française — SFEF

• Eu5bn 3.5% November 2011

BNP Paribas, Calyon, HSBC, Natixis, Société Générale


3 IBM

• $1.4bn 6.5% October 2013

• $1.6bn 7.625% October 2018

• $1bn 8% October 2038

Barclays Capital, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank


4 Ireland

• Eu7bn 4.4% June 2019

Barclays Capital, Calyon, Davy Capital Markets, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland


5 Siemens

• Eu1.55bn 5.25% December 2011

• Eu1bn 5.375% June 2014

• Eu1.6bn 5.625% June 2018

Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs


6 GDF Suez

• Eu1bn 6.25% January 2014

• Eu900m 6.875% January 2019

Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, Natixis, Société Générale


7= Barclays Bank

• Eu3bn 4.25% October 2011

Barclays Capital (books), Banco Santander, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered


7= European Investment Bank

• $4bn 2.625% November 2011

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan


9 Lloyds TSB Bank

• £400m 6.75% October 2018

Lloyds TSB, RBC Capital Markets, UBS


10 World Bank

• $1.5bn 3.5% October 2013

Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley

  • 14 Jan 2009

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 414,341.60 1584 9.03%
2 JPMorgan 377,311.36 1724 8.23%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 358,416.32 1295 7.81%
4 Goldman Sachs 266,063.47 914 5.80%
5 Barclays 264,598.20 1056 5.77%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 44,979.63 190 6.68%
2 Deutsche Bank 37,125.85 136 5.51%
3 BNP Paribas 36,403.69 206 5.41%
4 JPMorgan 33,752.71 110 5.01%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 32,865.23 106 4.88%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 22,398.41 104 8.72%
2 Morgan Stanley 18,608.72 99 7.25%
3 Citi 17,768.49 110 6.92%
4 UBS 17,372.80 70 6.76%
5 Goldman Sachs 17,228.66 97 6.71%