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 213,435.46 816 8.07%
2 JPMorgan 198,165.00 885 7.49%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 189,326.39 632 7.16%
4 Barclays 167,507.64 591 6.33%
5 HSBC 148,871.89 681 5.63%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,830.94 52 6.97%
2 BNP Paribas 28,182.03 110 6.58%
3 UniCredit 21,953.74 102 5.13%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 21,885.13 102 5.11%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 21,814.64 83 5.10%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 9,508.41 44 8.72%
2 JPMorgan 9,409.35 41 8.63%
3 Citi 7,634.33 42 7.00%
4 UBS 5,950.83 20 5.46%
5 Deutsche Bank 5,145.17 32 4.72%