• Lantmännen launches Schuldschein as market heads North

    Swedish agricultural co-operative Lantmännen launched a €100m dual currency Schuldschein on Friday, as the Schuldschein product makes ground in the Nordic region.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Far East Horizon doubles up with dollars and renminbi

    Chinese leasing firm Far East Horizon was one of the first issuers to reopen the international bond market after a lull of more than a week, raising $300m from a dual-currency transaction on Thursday. But it was forced to pay up for the dollar portion due to lingering volatility in the market.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Technology seen as key to growth for European PP markets

    The use of technology to drive down the cost of issuance could boost the growth of private debt markets across Europe, said a report commissioned by the Capital Markets Union (CMU) published on February 16.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Sterling on the rise in US PP market

    US private placement investors are becoming more comfortable with buying sterling tranches, which bankers said will drive pricing down for borrowers.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • REWE reaches €1bn in Schuldschein market

    German supermarket group REWE has doubled its initial target size of €500m, becoming the first corporate in 2018 to place a €1bn Schuldschein loan.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Moody’s Gatwick rating fuels new issue hopes

    Gatwick Funding has received its first rating from Moody’s for its £5bn-equivalent multicurrency MTN programme, prompting investors to expect a new sterling issue from the UK airport group soon.

    • 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
  • Non-call events weigh on market watchers as rates rise

    A Chinese company’s decision to pay an extra 300bp in coupon to defer payments on its onshore perpetual notes has not only shocked the domestic bond market, but also inevitably raised concerns offshore. Bankers and investors are now paying much closer attention to the onshore/offshore dynamics.

    • 14 Feb 2018
  • Wabco tests Schuldschein water for US supply

    Wabco Europe BVBA, an industrial equipment supplier with headquarters in Brussels, has launched a €200m inaugural Schuldschein. The deal is guaranteed by Wabco Holdings, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • Funding arbitrage encourages Sinochem to cook up dim sum

    Sinochem Hong Kong (Group) Company has raised Rmb1bn ($158m) from a dim sum bond, reviving the sector for corporate issuers from the Mainland. Although market sentiment was not ideal, the issuer still managed to achieve a ‘good saving’ compared to both its onshore funding level and the likely funding cost it would face with a dollar deal.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • Reits on rise in private debt markets

    Real estate investment trust (Reit) issuance is rising in private debt markets, as spreads compress and borrowers look to lock in long term debt before expected interest rate rises.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Lull in SSD deals as market digests January flurry, and considers the threat of unrated bonds

    There is a hiatus in the Schuldschein new issue market, as the slew of transactions launched in January are weighed up and processed before settlement dates. Amid the calm, Schuldschein bankers are beginning to question whether the unrated bond market is a threat.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • GLP ‘surprised’ market with BRI Panda pricing

    GLP has raised Rmb1.2bn ($191m) from a nine year Panda bond on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The size of the Belt and Road branded deal was expanded, surprising some in the market.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Asian bonds on hold after equity market carnage

    Asian bond issuance has ground to a halt this week, with new deals put on hold and bankers urging caution amid volatility across the equity and bond markets.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • Deriv, cap market groups join forces on Libor

    Trade associations representing derivatives and capital markets have published a road map that they hope will lay the path to a smooth transition away from “ibor” interest rate benchmarks.

    • 01 Feb 2018

All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 14,730.91 80 5.37%
2 Citi 14,428.79 89 5.26%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,307.56 80 5.21%
4 Deutsche Bank 12,304.52 60 4.48%
5 BNP Paribas 11,238.26 52 4.09%

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 11.63%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,298.25 18 9.37%
3 UniCredit 3,009.41 12 6.56%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,869.21 10 6.26%
5 HSBC 2,516.32 16 5.49%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 923.77 9 8.85%
2 Morgan Stanley 732.63 4 7.02%
3 Goldman Sachs 657.29 6 6.30%
4 Credit Suisse 577.70 7 5.53%
5 JPMorgan 572.76 6 5.49%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,599.75 33 9.01%
2 Citi 4,085.51 32 8.01%
3 Credit Suisse 3,835.38 26 7.52%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 3,248.55 24 6.37%
5 Barclays 2,770.29 16 5.43%

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 8.92%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,039.27 17 7.16%
3 JPMorgan 2,933.70 12 5.20%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,734.66 13 4.85%
5 HSBC 2,719.21 17 4.82%