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  • VW pays the price for outstanding euro volumes

    After Volkswagen (VW) printed the biggest corporate bond trade in its history the previous week, Volkswagen International Finance sold a six tranche dual-currency deal on Monday. While pricing on the dollar clips was commended by market participants, there were fewer compliments about the euro tranches, writes Nigel Owen.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • Takeda takes healthy bite out of Shire takeover requirement

    Japanese pharmaceuticals company Takeda implemented the first part of its financing of a £46bn takeover of UK biotech firm Shire on Thursday. The company used a six tranche combination to raise €7.5bn on its debut in the euro market.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • APRR gets low premium despite investor drops

    French toll road operator APRR had been quiet in 2018 by its own standards, but it sold its first corporate bond deal of the year on Wednesday with a €500m long 11 year trade. It paid a low new issue premium for the deal, but lost a number of orders along the way.

    • 14 Nov 2018
  • 'Bad backdrop' keeps EM borrowers at bay

    Two emerging market borrowers had to postpone deals this week, thanks to volatility in the market. Naftogaz and Emirates NBD have had to put plans for their five year dollar benchmarks on hold.

    • 14 Nov 2018
  • Gazprom prints first Russian bond since April sanctions

    Gazprom on Tuesday sold the first public international bond from Russia since a punitive round of US sanctions was put on the country in April.

    • 14 Nov 2018
  • Center Parcs ensures no break for sterling investors

    Center Parcs UK on Tuesday become the fourth corporate issuer to sell sterling bonds in the previous six business days. The holiday village operator's combination of new bonds and a tap of an existing issue took the total printed by the four issuers to £1.8bn.

    • 13 Nov 2018
  • Volkswagen leads borrowing blitz in US after mid-terms

    Volkswagen printed the biggest trade in its history as high-grade corporate borrowers blitzed the dollar market in response to the results of the US mid-term elections.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • Daimler and Temenos return to Swiss francs

    Daimler International Finance returned to the Swiss franc bond market on Wednesday, selling Sfr400m worth of four and seven year bonds.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • BMW Finance maintains speed for quarterly return

    BMW Finance found no reduction in the demand for its paper, despite its new issue on Thursday being its fourth dual-tranche deal of the year. The company has sold at least €1.75bn during each previous quarter of 2018, and it hit that mark again with its shortest combination of tenors.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • No wrinkles for Allergan as it returns with euro treble

    American pharmaceutical company Allergan, best known for its cosmetic drug Botox, returned to Europe on Thursday for a new three tranche corporate bond deal. The €1.7bn transaction fell short of the company’s debut €2.7bn deal, but was a filip for a market that had been silent the previous day due to the US mid-term elections.

    • 08 Nov 2018

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 121,520.09 531 6.00%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 120,082.12 506 5.93%
3 Citi 97,515.24 509 4.81%
4 Barclays 82,683.05 332 4.08%
5 Goldman Sachs 81,894.66 314 4.04%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 27,590.77 120 8.95%
2 Deutsche Bank 21,930.45 80 7.11%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 19,469.33 94 6.31%
4 HSBC 17,074.35 90 5.54%
5 UniCredit 16,300.95 75 5.29%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,404.19 42 7.74%
2 BNP Paribas 4,918.81 57 7.04%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,345.09 43 6.22%
4 JPMorgan 3,950.54 44 5.65%
5 Credit Suisse 3,757.05 40 5.38%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 20,123.74 153 10.15%
2 Goldman Sachs 15,830.49 107 7.98%
3 Credit Suisse 13,629.27 97 6.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,267.41 122 6.69%
5 Citi 13,132.03 109 6.62%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 28,248.54 116 6.15%
2 BNP Paribas 26,642.60 114 5.80%
3 Barclays 25,943.52 91 5.65%
4 JPMorgan 25,634.91 84 5.58%
5 Deutsche Bank 24,198.66 96 5.27%