New Corporates

There were a handful of drive-by offerings in the high-yield market last week, as some issuers sought to take advantage of attractive funding options and raised cash on an ad-hoc basis.

  • 23 Jan 2004
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There were a handful of drive-by offerings in the high-yield market last week, as some issuers sought to take advantage of attractive funding options and raised cash on an ad-hoc basis. Other borrowers demonstrated the continuing bid for new paper by pricing their bonds within guidance and in most cases, experiencing moves higher on the break.

* One of the more notable transactions was a drive-by offering from Allied Waste Industries , which sold a two-part, $825 million refinancing deal consisting of senior subordinated notes (Ba3/BB-) through UBS Securities , Citigroup Global Markets , and J.P. Morgan Securities . Syndicate pros said that the high-yield market swallowed such a quick transaction indicates just how strong the demand for new bonds is, because these impromptu deals are generally only sold in the high-grade market, where investors are more familiar and comfortable with borrowers and need less time to evaluate credits. The Allied Waste transaction was priced on Wednesday, with the $425 million of 6 1/8% notes due in '14 going at 212 basis points over Treasuries and $400 million of 5 3 Ž 5 % notes be consistent of '11 pricing at 221 over. The bonds were up as much as half a point by late Thursday. They are not expected to trade much higher because the waste management company still has a lot of debt outstanding, according to one portfolio manager.

 

* Procter & Gamble sold $500 million of 5 1 Ž 2 % notes due in '34 that drew investor interest for its scarcity value. The Cincinnati household goods company is part of a rare breed of double-A corporates to come to market, which helped it attract interest from investors, according to Mike Snyder , a portfolio manager at Alliance Capital Management . He did not participate in the offering but managers for other accounts at Alliance did. The bonds were priced at 68 basis points over Treasuries on Wednesday and tightened a couple basis points a day later as investors scrambled to get a piece of the action. ABN AMRO , Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs co-managed the deal.

  • 23 Jan 2004

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 24,891.71 88 7.80%
2 JPMorgan 23,552.91 80 7.38%
3 Barclays 22,049.34 45 6.91%
4 Goldman Sachs 17,809.03 44 5.58%
5 HSBC 17,636.79 61 5.53%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 48,528.41 214 6.32%
2 Deutsche Bank 44,075.51 161 5.74%
3 BNP Paribas 41,452.79 240 5.40%
4 JPMorgan 37,278.65 134 4.85%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 36,258.27 187 4.72%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 1,607.28 5 24.01%
2 Credit Suisse 1,301.65 4 19.45%
3 UBS 970.80 3 14.50%
4 BNP Paribas 522.35 4 7.80%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 444.17 3 6.64%