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  • PG&E’s descent is a climate alarm bell for corporates

    Californian utility firm PG&E’s impending bankruptcy filing, on the back of unprecedented liabilities for wildfire damage in the state, is a warning sign that investors may find it impossible to predict how the climate crisis will threaten companies, both quickly and slowly.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Network Homes opts for sterling PPs with Canadian and US investors

    Network Homes, a London housing association, has sold £175m of private placement notes to a group of Canada and US investors, as the asset class grows more familiar to overseas buyers.

    • 16 Jan 2019
  • MUFG hires Mann for FIG in Paris

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has appointed Jason Mann as European head of financial institutions DCM, a role which will be based in a branch of the bank’s new subsidiary, established to prepare for Brexit.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Enel and Digital Realty sell first green corporate bonds of 2019

    On Friday, American data centre owner Digital Realty sold the first green corporate bond in euros of 2019, but investors did not have long to wait for the second one as Italian energy company Enel also chose to issue in the format.

    • 14 Jan 2019
  • FedEx keeps its return short

    On Monday, the US deliveries group FedEx returned to the euro corporate bond market for the first time since its debut visit in 2016 when it raised €3bn to finance its purchase of Dutch peer TNT Express. That deal was a four-tranche combination, but its latest deal was just a €500m 3.5 year deal to refinance the shortest tranche of the debut deal.

    • 14 Jan 2019
  • First UK housing association of 2019 finds strong following

    UK housing associations are regular and popular users of the sterling corporate bond market. Friday saw the first deal of 2019 from the UK’s largest housing association and the deal proved demand had in no way waned.

    • 14 Jan 2019
  • Vinci lands 10 year after announcing Gatwick purchase

    On Friday, French construction and concessions group Vinci sold its first corporate bond since announcing it had agreed to acquire a majority shareholding in Gatwick airport. This was the issuer’s second public bond issue in three months after more than five years without one.

    • 11 Jan 2019
  • AB InBev $15.5bn whopper ends dry January

    There has been precious little cheer in the dollar market but Anheuser Busch Inbev (AB InBev) provided some on Thursday when it printed the biggest corporate investment grade trade since October amid signs of improving sentiment.

    • 10 Jan 2019
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  • No certainty in sight for the UK or sterling

    Borrowers flocked to the sterling bond markets this week, at possibly greater pace than the usual January rush. Some of that seemed to be an attempt to get ahead of a crucial Brexit vote in the UK parliament later this month. But if anyone expects clarity on the UK’s future relationship with Europe after that date, they’re delusional.

    • 03 Jan 2019

All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7,410.35 20 9.53%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,018.47 14 7.74%
3 Barclays 4,950.16 12 6.36%
4 JPMorgan 4,873.13 16 6.27%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,516.62 13 5.81%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 2,636.08 6 8.72%
2 Barclays 2,499.67 4 8.27%
3 JPMorgan 2,303.98 3 7.62%
4 MUFG 2,123.57 3 7.02%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,054.92 4 6.79%

All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7,410.35 20 9.53%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,018.47 14 7.74%
3 Barclays 4,950.16 12 6.36%
4 JPMorgan 4,873.13 16 6.27%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,516.62 13 5.81%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 1,243.79 7 7.63%
2 BNP Paribas 1,118.03 6 6.86%
3 Barclays 1,100.14 4 6.75%
4 Commerzbank Group 1,054.99 6 6.47%
5 JPMorgan 1,009.92 4 6.19%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 200.50 2 12.59%
1 Deutsche Bank 200.50 2 12.59%
3 UniCredit 113.00 1 7.09%
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 113.00 1 7.09%
3 Mediobanca 113.00 1 7.09%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 213.33 2 9.92%
2 UniCredit 130.00 1 6.05%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 130.00 1 6.05%
2 JPMorgan 130.00 1 6.05%
2 Citi 130.00 1 6.05%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 2,636.08 6 8.72%
2 Barclays 2,499.67 4 8.27%
3 JPMorgan 2,303.98 3 7.62%
4 MUFG 2,123.57 3 7.02%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,054.92 4 6.79%