Latest high grade corporate bond news

  • Pipeline prepares primary for post-pause pick-up

    Corporate bond syndicate managers have been surprised and disappointed that the pace of issuance evident at the start of the week has not continued, but the existence of a material pipeline for the first time this year is giving them some cause for optimism.

    • 11:15 AM
  • Sterling investors prove to be no pushovers as issuance returns

    After four euro new issues in two days, the sterling market took its chance for a day in the spotlight as two issuers chose to bring new deals while euro borrowers remained on the sidelines. However, despite the recent lack of issuance, investors pushed back on spreads being tightened.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • French pair keeps triple-B run going with €1.1bn haul

    French issuers ALD and Mercialys continued the triple-B theme of the week in the investment grade corporate bond market when the pair announced new deals on Tuesday. These followed three BBB+ rated credits on Monday.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Corporate bonds back with a bang and a bit more premium

    For the first day this year since January 10, investors had a choice of three benchmark new issues in the investment grade corporate bond market. All three issuers were BBB+ rated, but the variety of tenors and spreads meant none of the deals were directly competing. However, new issue premiums have increased after the recent bout of volatility.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Icade lines up four in a row beyond Olympics

    French property company Icade saw the announcement that the 2024 Olympic Games will be held in Paris as a positive for its portfolio in the French capital. On Monday it sold its fourth corporate bond in two years, creating a steady redemption profile beyond the date of the Games.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Investors enjoy speedy boarding after early signal of Gatwick deal

    On Monday, the UK’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, sold its largest bond deal to date with a £300m 30 year trade. Investors were ready for the transaction after Moody’s announced its initial rating for the company the previous week.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Grand City continues its extension plans

    In July 2017, German property company Grand City Properties announced a tender of its 2021 bonds alongside a new nine year issue. On Monday it repeated the process, offering to buy what remained of the 2021 bond it didn’t buy in July and adding a tender for its 0.25% 2022 convertible bonds.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Daimler steers dollar supply back on course

    Daimler led three corporate dollar issuers on Thursday as the market stabilised and high grade credits showed their resilience after a stop-start week.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Sixt sells carbon copy for latest biennial bond issue

    German car rental and leasing company Sixt sold just the second corporate bond issue of the week when it copied the format of its four previous deals, which the company has sold at two year intervals.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • EC reports sees potential for growth of private debt across Europe

    A report published on Friday and commissioned by the Capital Markets Union (CMU) locates countries that are well placed to match the domestic success of the French euro private placement (PP) and German Schuldschein instruments.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Rate rises on horizon credited for Euro PP surge

    The euro private placement market is seeing volumes rise to the highs reached in 2013-2015 as corporates push ahead with funding in the hope of beating European Central Bank interest rate rises expected later this year.

    • 15 Feb 2018

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 13,964.32 85 5.31%
2 JPMorgan 13,943.16 75 5.30%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,806.99 77 5.25%
4 Deutsche Bank 12,022.71 57 4.57%
5 BNP Paribas 10,928.16 50 4.15%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 5,332.16 20 11.67%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,298.25 18 9.41%
3 UniCredit 3,009.41 12 6.59%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,869.21 10 6.28%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,511.85 12 5.50%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 807.11 8 8.36%
2 Morgan Stanley 732.63 4 7.59%
3 Goldman Sachs 657.29 6 6.81%
4 Credit Suisse 577.70 7 5.99%
5 JPMorgan 572.76 6 5.93%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,599.75 33 9.08%
2 Citi 4,085.51 32 8.06%
3 Credit Suisse 3,662.10 25 7.23%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 3,248.55 24 6.41%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,721.10 26 5.37%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 5,027.03 18 8.98%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,039.27 17 7.22%
3 JPMorgan 2,863.44 11 5.11%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,734.66 13 4.88%
5 HSBC 2,657.71 16 4.75%