Latest high yield bond news

  • 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
  • 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
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    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

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 1,659.34 6 7.12%
2 ING 1,631.78 5 7.00%
3 Goldman Sachs 1,565.51 5 6.72%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,532.98 4 6.58%
5 Citi 1,439.08 6 6.17%

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%