Brazil lifts $1.5bn at crest of emerging bond wave — then prices crash back

Brazil launched one of its most successful bond issues ever this week — a blow-out $1.5bn 30 year global — only to find that this year’s dizzying bull run in emerging market debt ran out shortly after launch.

  • 16 Jan 2004

By then, Brazil was home and dry with a deal increased from $1bn and priced at a yield of just 8.75%. But the sovereign’s secondary spreads rode a rollercoaster — soaring more than four points on the break, only to plunge hours later as investors suddenly moved to take profits.

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 300,564.69 1167 8.07%
2 JPMorgan 292,705.55 1273 7.86%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 274,298.19 930 7.36%
4 Barclays 227,796.85 849 6.12%
5 Goldman Sachs 201,953.92 668 5.42%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 43,084.26 173 7.10%
2 JPMorgan 38,694.99 77 6.38%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 32,927.59 157 5.43%
4 UniCredit 32,342.86 144 5.33%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 31,187.44 119 5.14%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 12,840.88 54 8.97%
2 Goldman Sachs 12,059.06 58 8.42%
3 Citi 9,451.48 53 6.60%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,054.41 48 5.62%
5 UBS 7,829.15 30 5.47%