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  • Banijay rolls out deal package for Peaky Blinders producer

    Banijay rolls out deal package for Peaky Blinders producer

    French TV production group Banijay launched on Tuesday a $2.373bn-equivalent financing package, consisting of secured and unsecured bonds, a term loan and a revolver, to pay for its takeover of Endemol Shine, a Disney- and Apollo-backed Dutch production company.

  • Spanish car park company plans divi recap

    Spanish car park company plans divi recap

    Empark, a Spanish car parking firm owned by a Macquarie infrastructure fund, is issuing a high yield bond to fund a dividend and refinance existing bonds.

  • Intu preps rescue rights issue but needs a long-term plan

    Intu preps rescue rights issue but needs a long-term plan

    Intu, the British real estate and investment trust focused on shopping centres, has confirmed it will be tapping its shareholders for equity capital in February, but sources say the company needs to outline its vision for its future, given the headwinds buffeting the UK retail sector.

  • Mowi fishes for green credentials with €200m bond issue

    Mowi fishes for green credentials with €200m bond issue

    Mowi, one of the largest seafood companies in the world, issued a €200m green bond this week. The Norwegian fish farmer advertises seafood as an environmentally friendlier and healthier alternative to meat but has also faced claims that it endangers ecosystems with its net-pen salmon farms.

  • Cobham take-private debt starts syndication

    Cobham take-private debt starts syndication

    Loans backing Advent’s takeover of UK defence contractor Cobham, which received government approval over Christmas, have started general syndication, bringing welcome new money loans with a margin on the right side of 400bp.

  • HSBC names head for illiquid credit syndicate unit

    HSBC names head for illiquid credit syndicate unit

    HSBC has appointed Vinay Raj as head of illiquid credit syndicate, a new structure within the firm's global syndicate operations focused on distributing structured finance, infrastructure, real estate and distressed debt.

  • United preps bond financing package for Vivacom takeover

    United preps bond financing package for Vivacom takeover

    Southern Eastern European telecoms group United Group, a BC Partners and KKR portfolio company, is preparing an all-bond financing package for its takeover of Bulgaria’s Vivacom, marketing new senior secured bonds and an add-on to its existing 2025 PIK notes.

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  • Credit Suisse rejigs IBCM after ‘tough year’

    Credit Suisse has streamlined its investment banking and capital markets operation (IBCM) and is confident that it will return to form after a chastening 2019, writes David Rothnie.

  • Pulled deals: a warning sign for Asian bonds

    The Asian bond market has been red hot since the start of 2020. With nearly every day bringing a number of blowout deals, it would be easy to overlook the three borrowers that have fallen short of completing their proposed transactions. But the failed deals may be a sign of things to come.

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
1 1.18 2 18.74%
1 1.18 2 18.74%
3 0.89 3 14.22%
4 0.54 2 8.54%
5 0.45 2 7.24%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
1 1.06 7 10.31%
2 0.97 7 9.43%
3 0.90 4 8.70%
4 0.72 6 6.97%
5 0.63 6 6.09%