• Landsea prices bond after two day bookbuild

    Chinese property company Landsea Green Group Co closed its $150m bond on Friday afternoon following a two day bookbuilding process.

    • 20 Apr 2018
  • Landsea keeps books open for second day

    Landsea Green Group Co, a Chinese property company, is taking orders for a green dollar bond for a second day, having started bookbuilding on Thursday morning local time.

    • 20 Apr 2018
  • S&P takes on MSCI in ESG ratings as political pressure rises

    S&P Global Ratings is preparing to launch an ESG Evaluation product, competing directly with socially responsible investment (SRI) rating firms such as MSCI and Sustainalytics.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Unilever Spreads displays €1bn LBO bond in market for all sizes

    After selling €4.6bn of loans in March, Unilever Spreads unveiled the €1bn high yield bond portion of its leveraged buyout funding package on Wednesday. But as well as jumbo deals, other borrowers with smaller offerings are also vying for investor attention.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Yell tries to wake up sterling HY issuance

    Digital advertising firm Yell added a new sub-benchmark deal to an otherwise lacklustre sterling high yield bond pipeline this week. The market is lagging more than £1bn ($1.4bn) behind 2017’s first quarter volumes.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • SC Lowy spies gains from Credito di Romagna takeover

    Boutique investment bank SC Lowy signalled the potential it sees in the Italian banking sector through its acquisition of Credito di Romagna this week. Michel Löwy, CEO of the firm, also views it as a way to expand the firm’s European leveraged finance operations.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Investors struggle with Star Energy project bond

    Indonesia’s Star Energy Geothermal raised $580m from its debut green bond this week, selling a deal that also had some of the hallmarks of a project finance deal — a rare combination in Asia’s credit market. But the deal hit several speed bumps along the way. Morgan Davis reports.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Books still open for Mongolyn Alt’s dollar bond

    Coal mining company Mongolyn Alt (MAK) has further extended bookbuilding for its five year non-call two transaction, which is now expected to be priced in the week of April 23. The deal started taking orders officially on Tuesday.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Chinese property issuers pay up to build bonds

    Several Chinese real estate companies, including Sunac China Holdings and Central China Real Estate, took advantage of relatively stable markets to ride the dollar issuance momentum this week. But supply pressure meant that many saw their bonds then trade under water.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Corporate $ bonds looking less attractive than euros

    Investors who can buy investment grade corporate bonds in a variety of currencies have been making the most of the relative value of dollar assets in recent years. However, the cost of hedging those assets has been steadily rising and is now at a point where such assets are looking much less attractive for non-US investors.

    • 18 Apr 2018
  • Heavy pipeline excites leveraged finance investors

    Fund managers were looking into €6.5bn of live high yield bond and loan deals in the European leveraged finance markets on Wednesday. Those speaking to GlobalCapital were happy to see that spreads are slightly widening across ratings from last year’s historic lows.

    • 18 Apr 2018
  • Mongolyn Alt extends bookbuilding on dollar bond

    Coal mining company Mongolyn Alt (MAK) is understood to have extended the bookbuilding process for a five non call two year transaction that was opened for orders on Tuesday.

    • 18 Apr 2018
  • R&F nets $600m from tender/new issue, Hongqiao returns

    China’s Guangzhou R&F Properties Co, the once troubled China Hongqiao Group and a local government-owned entity in Xinjiang all managed to pull off new dollar bonds on Tuesday, albeit with some difficulty.

    • 18 Apr 2018
  • Star Energy pushes out $580m green deal

    Indonesia’s Star Energy Geothermal (Wayang Windu) put together its first green bond on Tuesday after weeks of courting investors. Its $580m deal was meant to have a similar reception as the blow-out project finance trade from Paiton Energy Co in 2017, but the more difficult market backdrop posed a challenge.

    • 18 Apr 2018
  • ‘Animal spirits’ back in US high yield as cash floods back in

    The US high yield market has snapped back after softening in February and March, with recent deals issued at steep discounts bouncing back in the secondary market as retail funds flocking back to the sector chase scarce paper.

    • 17 Apr 2018
  • SoftBank smooths IPO path with HY refi

    Japanese telecoms group Softbank opened the week in the European high yield market with a multi-billion refinancing deal to redeem its old 2013 bonds — and delete a covenant that could get in the way of its flotation.

    • 17 Apr 2018
  • Former Millenium manager to oversee Pimco’s €10bn high yield portfolio

    Pimco has appointed a new head of its European high yield portfolio, as it looks for opportunities to invest in speculative grade credit, the firm said in a statement on Monday.

    • 17 Apr 2018
  • Chinese property credits keep HY bonds humming

    Four high yield property companies, Sunac China Holdings, Central China Real Estate, Jingrui Holdings and Yanlord Land Group, raised a total of $2.05bn on Monday, with some of them focusing on price and the others on size. But irrespective of their strategy, recent heavy supply pushed their bonds lower in the secondary market.

    • 17 Apr 2018
  • HY buyers want an end to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

    The lack of a fluid conversation in the European high yield market between bond buyers on one side, and underwriters and borrowers on the other, will cause trouble for everybody, say some fund managers and their advisers. They are already turning around this situation in their favour, but investment banks have yet to react.

    • 16 Apr 2018
  • Chinese developers rush to market for refi

    Chinese property developers are rushing to sell dollar bonds as momentum picks up and the market stabilises. While heavy supply is weighing on investors’ minds, their familiarity with the sector and issuers’ willingness to pay up may be able to safeguard the deals.

    • 16 Apr 2018
  • Chinese property companies dole out three year bonds

    Chinese real estate companies Cifi Holdings Group Co and Fujian Yango Group Co rolled out three year dollar bonds on Thursday, paying investors hefty premiums to get their deals done.

    • 13 Apr 2018
  • Yuexiu bags $1.2bn as Founder Group finds PB support

    Yuexiu Property Company priced a two-tranche dollar bond on Thursday but decided to ditch a potential offshore renminbi deal. Separately, Peking University Founder Group Co returned with another bond with a keepwell structure for $425m.

    • 13 Apr 2018
  • String of bankruptcies leaves US high yield unfazed

    A recent string of defaults in the US high yield bond market, particularly in the retail and supermarkets sectors, has not caused undue concern among market players, with most of the situations already factored into assumptions.

    • 12 Apr 2018
  • Borrowers drive €3bn B train into ruffled market

    European high yield bond issuers roadshowed for seven lower rated new offerings this week, leaving behind the quiet of the post-Easter recess. What followed was a vigorous tug of war over pricing and terms in which bankers and investors claimed different victories.

    • 12 Apr 2018
  • Levfin investors welcome cooler market

    Demand for high yield bonds and leveraged loans has become patchy, fund managers say, after several months of heavy issuance.

    • 11 Apr 2018
  • Chinese property companies nab dollar bonds

    China SCE Property Holdings and Powerlong Real Estate Holdings paid up to complete their dollar bonds on Tuesday, but the new issue premiums were widely expected by bankers.

    • 11 Apr 2018
  • Logan brings Sing dollar Chinese property bonds back to life

    Logan Property Holdings Company sold its first Singapore-dollar denominated bond on Tuesday to support its growing presence in the country, raising a larger-than-expected S$200m ($152.6m). The deal is the first in the currency from a Chinese real estate name in almost four years.

    • 11 Apr 2018
  • Piaggio refi helps HY issuance rebound

    Italian scooter maker Piaggio announced a high yield bond roadshow on Tuesday, the seventh issuer to do so in five days as volumes continue to rebound after a difficult February.

    • 10 Apr 2018
  • Chinese issuers ready offshore bond comebacks

    Peking University Founder Group Co, BOC Aviation and Yuexiu Property Co are meeting investors for their upcoming bond plans, while China National Chemical Corp’s Swiss subsidiary Syngenta is also gearing up for a mega deal.

    • 06 Apr 2018
  • Unpredictable April for high yield bond market, say players

    Speculative grade borrowers stayed on the sidelines of the primary market this week. While bankers said the deal pipeline has a healthy list of issuers ready to go in April, investors warned that they might be pickier than in the first quarter.

    • 05 Apr 2018
  • Investors see new issue spreads inching wider in levfin

    European leveraged finance investors are expecting lower deal volumes and wider spreads in the primary market after an exceptionally busy and expensive 2017.

    • 04 Apr 2018
  • Loose US lev fin standards point to credit cycle peak, says Fitch

    A “significant” loosening of underwriting standards in US leveraged finance points to the market being in the late stages of the credit cycle, said Fitch Ratings on Tuesday, but market data show bids are still heating up in the sector.

    • 03 Apr 2018
  • Busy but unpredictable month ahead, say high yield players

    Speculative grade borrowers stayed on the sidelines of the primary market on Tuesday. While bankers said the deal pipeline has a healthy list of issuers ready for this month, investors warned that demand may be choosier than in the first quarter.

    • 03 Apr 2018
  • First quarter DCM volumes disappoint, but optimism remains

    Debt bankers in Hong Kong were back after a four-day Easter break on Tuesday to some disappointing issuance numbers from the first quarter of the year. But with a decent pipeline of deals, they are keeping their fingers crossed for a pick-up in activity.

    • 03 Apr 2018

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 5,236.90 23 6.25%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,129.09 18 6.12%
3 UniCredit 5,090.85 26 6.08%
4 Barclays 5,053.31 13 6.03%
5 BNP Paribas 4,910.75 20 5.86%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 2,290.48 23 8.55%
2 BNP Paribas 2,008.60 22 7.50%
3 Goldman Sachs 1,760.56 17 6.57%
4 Morgan Stanley 1,647.46 11 6.15%
5 Credit Suisse 1,569.64 15 5.86%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 9,299.77 72 9.73%
2 Citi 6,785.07 56 7.10%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,757.41 63 7.07%
4 Barclays 6,374.90 47 6.67%
5 Credit Suisse 6,011.71 44 6.29%