Latest high grade corporate bond news

  • Unibail's $25bn Westfield buy yields $6bn loan but scanty bonds

    Unibail-Rodamco has taken out a €6.1bn bridge facility from its advisers Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, to finance its acquisition of Westfield Corp, the Australian shopping centre operator, for an enterprise value of $24.7bn.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • French and German names keep IG supply flowing

    On Wednesday, the euro corporate bond market reminded any doubters that it was still very much open for business with five tranches totalling €3bn being priced by three well known issuers.

    • 06 Dec 2017
  • Steinhoff derails Growthpoint deal

    No deal had appeared from Growthpoint, the Johannesburg listed property company, by lunchtime on Wednesday with two investors telling GlobalCapital that the issuer was struggling to drum up enough demand. The leads later sent out a note to say that the deal had been postponed.

    • 06 Dec 2017
  • CK Infrastructure finally follows its investments

    Hong Kong-based infrastructure company CK Infrastructure sold its first euro corporate bond issue on Tuesday, despite having owned a variety of utilities and infrastructure companies across Europe for more than seven years. The response was solid if not overwhelming.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • China General Nuclear fires up conventional/green combo

    China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGNPC) raised around $1.5bn from a dual currency, triple-tranche transaction on Monday, which included a green bond. The issuer’s ambition to raise funds at the long end of the curve meant it offered a juicy pick-up on the five-to-10 year dollar curve compared to other A-rated state-owned names.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • EPPF’s first issue a ‘revolution’ for DCM

    The European Private Placement Facility (EPPF) has completed its first bond issue, which those involved say is the start of a “revolution” in debt capital markets.

    • 04 Dec 2017
  • Oxford sets new star in sterling firmament with £750m 100 year

    The sterling bond market was stretched in new directions on Friday when the University of Oxford issued its first bond. It chose a 100 year maturity, much longer than the longest Gilt, and at Aaa is rated higher than the UK government.

    • 01 Dec 2017
  • Tank & Rast pulls in €600m of Roadster funding

    German service station operator Tank & Rast used its Roadster Finance entity to sell a dual tranche secured corporate bond on Friday. The deal raised €600m to help refinance a secured loan.

    • 01 Dec 2017
  • Italian railway operator steams into green bonds

    Italian state-owned railway operator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane sold its first green bond on Thursday.

    • 30 Nov 2017
  • Johnson Controls taps into year end defensive play

    Irish headquartered US energy technology company Johnson Controls sold the shortest corporate bond deal of the week on Tuesday, tapping into the pool of investor money looking for a safe option into the end of the year.

    • 30 Nov 2017
  • Reign of Spain in hybrids continues, while sterling pipeline builds

    On Wednesday Spanish telecoms company Telefónica brought the third hybrid from a Spanish corporate issuer this November, following deals by Ferrovial and Iberdrola.

    • 29 Nov 2017
  • Nestlé issues short sterling while BMW returns to Eurodollar

    Swiss food and drinks company Nestlé tapped a fourth currency market in three months on Tuesday when it printed a £500m 3.5 year bond ahead of a sterling redemption.

    • 28 Nov 2017

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 173,957.50 760 7.17%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 154,418.14 713 6.36%
3 Citi 136,997.26 734 5.65%
4 Goldman Sachs 109,713.42 475 4.52%
5 Barclays 106,206.79 488 4.38%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 29,965.54 145 8.65%
2 Barclays 25,510.29 106 7.36%
3 Deutsche Bank 24,247.02 105 7.00%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 21,192.48 112 6.12%
5 HSBC 19,467.45 94 5.62%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 8,469.76 69 4.02%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,816.84 63 3.71%
3 Credit Suisse 6,908.88 70 3.28%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,384.59 62 3.03%
5 BNP Paribas 5,941.97 66 2.82%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 37,132.38 289 10.79%
2 Citi 28,905.88 231 8.40%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,820.93 250 8.37%
4 Goldman Sachs 24,953.24 183 7.25%
5 Barclays 23,023.01 153 6.69%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Barclays 28,102.94 134 6.35%
2 Deutsche Bank 28,087.32 104 6.34%
3 BNP Paribas 27,948.80 144 6.31%
4 HSBC 25,944.81 127 5.86%
5 Citi 23,312.66 103 5.26%