• Fund managers back Redco’s short-dated note

    Redco Properties Group priced an opportunistic transaction on Thursday, raising a larger-than-expected $300m. Unlike some other 364-day deals, its transaction saw strong support from real money accounts.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • Cov conversation noisier in high yield market

    Traditional high yield investors have taken advantage of a quiet primary market to raise their complaints about default protection covenants becoming too weak. But its translation into spreads is yet to be seen.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • HY investors should pay to parlay

    European high yield bond investors are up in arms at being asked to pay to be members of the European High Yield Association (EHYA), a division of industry body, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME). They should pay up, if not shut up.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • HY's hiatus breaks as Faurecia leads refis back

    Borrowers have broken the 10 day spell without a deal in the European high yield market, and are coming back with refinancing deals. Faurecia, the French car parts manufacturer, opened the new batch with a refinancing deal on Thursday.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Chinese issuers return to the bond market

    Chinese issuers are back following the Lunar New Year break. Far East Horizon and Redco Properties Group are both wooing bond investors, effectively reopening the dollar debt market in Asia.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Sterling investors happy to be back in the game

    Before this week, sterling corporate bond investors had had just four new issues to consider in 2018, but by Wednesday this had increased by three. Sterling investors have a reputation for not getting carried away with sentiment, but they have been pleased to see the increase in activity.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • Sprint sells $1.5bn HY bond, clarifies ABS legal confusion

    Wireless carrier Sprint sold a larger than expected $1.5bn eight year high yield bond on Tuesday. The company also clarified that its outstanding spectrum-backed ABS bonds do not conflict with covenants on its existing high yield bonds, before an anticipated new slug of paper from the securitization shelf.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Milbank hires two levfin lawyers from Shearman & Sterling

    As Europe’s leveraged finance markets return to growth, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has added Apostolos Gkoutzinis and Rebecca Marques as partners to its leveraged finance and capital markets team.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Astorg's SGG seeks debt to buy First Names as levloans swell

    SGG Group, the corporate and investor services firm based in Luxembourg and owned by Astorg, will fund its acquisition of UK peer First Names in the leveraged loan market, which has already enjoyed its busiest January ever in EMEA.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • GlobalCapital Bond Awards Poll — vote now!

    We are excited to announce that the GlobalCapital Bond Awards Poll is now open.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • ‘Unprecedented’ fund outflows as US high yield suffers

    The US high yield market is hunkering down, with skittish investors pulling a record amount of cash for the sector this week while the proportion of investors shorting high yield exchange traded funds hits a post-crisis high. David Bell reports.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • HY investors lead pushback, but momentum evasive

    Investors in Europe’s leveraged finance markets have started to fight for better pricing and deal terms. But a lack of supply is playing in borrowers' favour.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • High yield at crossroads after investor row with trade body

    Investors want the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (Afme) to bulk up their fight against loose high yield bond terms. Afme wants high yield investors to pay a fee for the first time. With borrowers only now tentatively coming back after an unusual risk off pause, this week’s confrontation between Afme and some investor members will add uncertainty to new deal pricing, said market participants.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Unilever Spreads’ €7bn LBO ready for ‘wobbly markets’

    Bookrunners will start marketing the financing for KKR’s buyout of Unilever’s spread business as soon as next week, with the European high yield bond and the leveraged loan market both braced for supply.

    • 14 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
  • 3i aims to replicate Refresco success with Royal Sanders acquisition

    Sources have said 3i plans to follow a buy-and-build approach with the newly acquired Royal Sanders, the Anglo-Dutch personal care product manufacturer. The strategy would mirror its successful expansion of drinks bottling company Refresco, which sparked a bounty of deals in the high yield and leveraged loan markets.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • Ronshine squeezes $100m tap through narrow window

    Ronshine China Holdings became the only Asian issuer to sell a dollar bond this week in the run-up to Chinese New Year. But the company ended up bagging a mere $100m from its tap, despite rumours it was eyeing as much as $225m.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • Ronshine tap offers glimmer of activity before CNY

    Those bankers and investors who hoped for a small burst of activity before Chinese New Year were left disappointed on Monday, when Ronshine China Holdings became the only issuer from Asia ex-Japan to launch a dollar bond.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • Golden Energy pays Asia’s highest bond coupon this year

    Indonesia’s Golden Energy and Resources nabbed $150m from a visit to the bond market but the market volatility cost the company, forcing it to pay the highest coupon for a dollar bond in the region so far this year.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • Fantasia secures $300m as refi pressure builds

    Fantasia Holdings Group Co managed to take advantage of a stock market rebound that proved to be short-lived on Thursday, raising $300m from a 364-day trade. The company has around $1.6bn of onshore and offshore bonds maturing in the coming months, but managed to convince investors it has a plan to deal with this looming maturity risk.

    • 09 Feb 2018
  • Entertainment One completes Mark Gordon funding

    UK media company Entertainment One has tapped its outstanding 6.875% bonds due 2022 for £70m ($97.6m), as the company looks to snap up the remaining stake in the television studio Mark Gordon Company that it does not already own.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Fujian, Shangrao LGFVs snap up combined $500m

    Local government financing vehicles (LGFVs) from Fujian and Jiangxi braved the offshore debt market this week, after share prices across Asia and the US recovered from a bout of volatility. The two companies raised $500m between them.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Volatility clips US high yield wings

    Equity market turmoil has brought the US high yield market down from exuberant levels, but some investors have welcomed the move and are confident that primary market activity will soon pick up, despite one borrower scrapping a deal on Tuesday.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • Sunshine breaks through clouds to close $165m tap

    Sunshine 100 China Holdings became the first Asian issuer to turn to the international bond market this week, tapping a three non-call two year bond as other issuers shied away from the market following a global collapse in stock prices.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • Three brave Asian bonds as sentiment shifts

    Three Asian debt issuers launched dollar bonds on Wednesday, taking advantage of a respite from the market turmoil that all but shut the debt market earlier this week.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • The HLEG’s report: L’union fait la force

    In the week Belgium announces its first green bond roadshow, the national motto (Eendracht maakt macht in Dutch) aptly captures the real importance of the European Commission’s new roadmap on sustainable finance, which lays out a panoply of actions Europe could take to green its financial system. That is: unity makes strength.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • European levfin on hold amid own bouts of risk aversion

    Global stock markets have been hit with volatility in recent trading sessions, but European primary leveraged finance markets had already slowed down as investor pressure grew around Algeco’s €1.4bn deal and UK retailer New Look’s performance.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • Citi plonks recent hire on to HY trading throne

    Citi’s has named a recent hire from HSBC as its new EMEA head of high yield trading, three months after the dealer joined the firm. It follows recent new hires of two salesmen for Citi’s high yield team.

    • 06 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
  • Pushback on Algeco may be ‘ephemeral win’, say investors

    Algeco Scotsman, the US storage group owned by TDR Capital, is talking to investors about sweetening the terms of its new high yield bond issue, due to be priced on Monday afternoon.

    • 05 Feb 2018
  • Not just property: China dollar bond pipeline building steadily

    Chinese companies in sectors from construction to technology are preparing to tap the dollar bond market. Despite rates continuing to push higher, particularly in the long-end of US Treasuries, more and more debut issuers are eyeing deals.

    • 05 Feb 2018
  • Greenland pushes out maturities with $700m bond

    Chinese property company Greenland Holding Group raised $700m last week, returning to the bond market to refinance a pair of short-dated deals it sold in the first half of 2017.

    • 05 Feb 2018
  • Chinese issuers delve into short-dated bonds

    China Logistics Property Holdings Co (CNLP) and Future Land Holdings Co both sold bonds with less than one year tenors on Thursday, sidestepping the Chinese regulator’s tight handle on offshore fundraising.

    • 02 Feb 2018
  • Blackstone breathes life into PE big buys

    Blackstone announced its biggest acquisition for a decade this week, as it swooped on Thomson Reuters' data business for an enterprise value of $20bn. That left financiers waiting to see if it kick-starts a new round of big leveraged buyouts (LBOs) among private equity firms sitting on mountains of uninvested cash. Michael Turner and Victor Jimenez report.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • High yield bond investors voice divergent views

    Buyers of high yield bonds in the European markets speaking to GlobalCapital this week sent two messages: overall demand is strong, but investors are searching for different targets.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • EU law to steer markets to green future

    Europe’s financial system turned a corner this week, as the European Commission declared it would introduce legislation to redirect markets towards sustainability and equip them to face the threat of climate change, writes Jon Hay.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • Sterling HY ‘can take' Brexit, say participants

    Borrowers issuing sterling bonds with speculative grade ratings should find a receptive market despite the potential fallout of Brexit this year, Moody’s said in a report. It was a sentiment bankers and investors agreed with.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • Yango falls victim to yield spike, high leverage

    Chinese property developer Yango Group Co was forced to call off a $250m bond this week, amid heavy Asian dollar bond supply and a spike in US Treasury yields. But while market conditions played their part in the underwhelming demand for the deal, the issuer’s credentials were also called into question. Addison Gong reports.

    • 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%