Stricken by loans, firms turn to equity market

Several western European borrowers are turning to rights issues to pay down their syndicated loans, a stark reminder of the poor refinancing prospects for triple-B credits and the difficulties they face staying within their covenants.

  • 30 Jan 2009
Rio Tinto, the Anglo-Australian miner, Xstrata, the Anglo-Swiss mining group, and Cookson, the UK building materials company, this week each announced an equity raising or the possibility of such a move.Rio Tinto said on Wednesday that it was considering a A$6bn ($4bn) rights issue to help take out ...

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GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 BNP Paribas 12,508 23 18.18
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 8,059 25 11.72
3 Lloyds Bank 5,761 18 8.38
4 Citi 5,606 15 8.15
5 JP Morgan 5,007 7 7.28

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 91,105.19 257 10.97%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 78,286.59 217 9.43%
3 JPMorgan 68,975.82 196 8.31%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 67,736.13 189 8.16%
5 Credit Suisse 55,269.48 140 6.66%