• High yield buyers squeezed as stalwarts switch to investment grade

    High yield bond investors in Europe are getting squeezed from both sides, as formerly regular visitors to the market hit investment grade status, and new acquisition financings hit the loan market rather than bonds. Schaeffler’s blow-out debut in the investment grade bond market on Tuesday took out €1.5bn equivalent of former HY product.

    • 21 Mar 2019
  • SSP returns to US PP mart with scant Brexit premium

    SSP, the UK food and drinks retail operator, has sold US private placements (US PP) via Barclays and Bank of America. Pricing was similar to its PP debut last year, market participants said, which is a sign that, for the right UK credit, the market remains stable amid the Brexit storm.

    • 21 Mar 2019
  • Perstorp launches refi after sale of UK unit

    Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Nordea launched a refinancing deal for specialty chemicals firm Perstorp Holding, a Swedish-headquartered PAI Partners and Landmark Partners portfolio company.

    • 19 Mar 2019
  • IFCO launches buyout debt

    Bank of America and Goldman Sachs have launched the loan backing Triton Partners and Luxinva's buyout of IFCO Systems, the Germany-based reusable plastics business of Australia’s Brambles.

    • 19 Mar 2019
  • Three follow Akbank into Turkish refi season

    Garanti Bank, Turk Eximbank and Ziraat Bank have begun refinancing one year loans, according to two loans bankers. Pricing is said to be in line with Akbank, which launched a refinancing in early February.

    • 12 Mar 2019
  • Pearson gives ESG loans new educational direction

    Pearson, the UK educational publisher, has signed a $1.2bn bank facility with a novel margin link to the company’s progress in educational reach, but loans bankers say that this increasingly popular form of funding is unlikely to drag the market out of its low volume melancholy.

    • 07 Mar 2019
  • Cadent Gas sells one of UK utility sector's largest private placements

    Cadent Gas has sold £680m-equivalent of US private placements (US PP) across several tranches, in dollars and sterling, according to market participants, in one of the largest PP transactions from a UK utility on record. This is evidence that PP investors are not shying away from UK names, market participants claim, even amid the uncertainty of Brexit.

    • 04 Mar 2019

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 101,974.94 404 8.29%
2 Citi 95,105.34 354 7.73%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 82,200.55 309 6.68%
4 Barclays 81,531.75 289 6.63%
5 HSBC 65,681.57 320 5.34%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,921.11 17 10.11%
2 Deutsche Bank 5,429.08 13 6.15%
3 Commerzbank Group 5,145.35 21 5.83%
4 BNP Paribas 4,907.83 23 5.56%
5 UniCredit 3,906.86 15 4.43%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 2,328.59 11 11.59%
2 Morgan Stanley 1,958.99 12 9.75%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,598.67 7 7.96%
4 JPMorgan 1,371.27 7 6.83%
5 UBS 1,229.93 7 6.12%