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 137,896.20 520 8.00%
2 JPMorgan 130,231.13 538 7.56%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114,761.69 387 6.66%
4 Barclays 100,608.22 360 5.84%
5 Goldman Sachs 98,196.23 277 5.70%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 24,749.48 24 10.81%
2 Citi 15,693.04 32 6.85%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,349.04 39 6.27%
4 Deutsche Bank 13,118.70 35 5.73%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,117.87 27 5.29%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,917.47 27 10.37%
2 JPMorgan 4,392.28 22 7.70%
3 Citi 4,170.20 23 7.31%
4 Deutsche Bank 4,055.26 23 7.11%
5 UBS 2,631.24 9 4.61%