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  • Leads tighten Vue docs and pricing

    Vue International’s revamped refinancing has tightened doc terms and pricing at the same time, ahead of commitments later on Tuesday, making it harder for part-owner Omers to take money out through its sub-debt —while also narrowing the OID and testing tighter pricing. The issuer may also include a sterling carve-out.

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Investor group ELFA preps covenant questionnaire

    The European Leveraged Finance Alliance has prepared a questionnaire on deal covenants, to help investors grill arrangers and issuers at roadshow meetings, circulating the standard question list to the market’s major investment banks as well as to its investor members.

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Private debt: a Goldilocks moment

    Europe’s private debt markets are progressing admirably. More and more companies are issuing, or at least aware of the possibility — and they have a varied choice of markets. Players in the Schuldschein and US PP markets are confident and looking ahead to new opportunities, as the products grow in geographical reach, asset class and technique. As Jon Hay reports, there’s just one snag — the credit cycle is nearing its end.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • Schuldschein sizes up digital crowd as 11 compete for crown

    The Schuldschein market has become a hotbed of technological innovation over the past 12 months, with as many as 11 digital platforms cropping up, claiming to have solutions to the instrument’s age-old, if slightly charming, inefficiencies. Silas Brown looks into the secrets to a digital platform’s success.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • Schuldschein expands eastward in a digital age

    VIENNA PRIVATE DEBT ROUNDTABLE The Schuldschein market is widening its circle of issuers and investors. It is now a natural choice for Austrian companies wanting to complement bank funding, but not necessarily big enough to issue public bonds.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • Euro PP: not dead, but in hiding

    The Euro private placement as an organised, visible, investment grade-like market has disappointed its founders. But despite unfavourable monetary policy, institutional corporate lending has taken hold. As Jon Hay discovers, the deals are there — but well camouflaged.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • US PP market swells amid Brexit uncertainty

    The US private placement market has carved itself quite a following among borrowers in the UK and Europe, with its enticing offer of long dated debt at tight margins. But since Britain voted to leave the European Union, agents are playing on another of the market’s strengths — its resilience to external shocks. Silas Brown investigates.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • Schuldschein eyes Italy and Iberia as green shoots appear

    FRANKFURT PRIVATE DEBT ROUNDTABLE The Schuldschein market has kept up its momentum across Europe and elsewhere, but two regions have been curiously quiet. Iberia and Italy have implied investment grade borrowers well suited to the market, yet only a few have been tempted to use it. Are there barriers to entry and how can they be overcome?

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • US PP buyers stay strong on UK as SSD goes international

    LONDON PRIVATE DEBT ROUNDTABLE The UK’s private debt market is one of the most vibrant in Europe. London is the most active centre in Europe for US private placement investing, and UK borrowers have longstanding links with that market.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • City of London sparks PP interest in UK councils

    The City of London Corporation, via its endowment fund the City’s Cash, is set to enter the US private placement market for the first time. While UK councils are still a rare sight in the US PP market, agents believe they may be a fruitful asset class for the future. Silas Brown reports.

    • 17 Jun 2019

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 5,515.97 36 7.16%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,307.12 27 6.89%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,150.50 27 6.69%
4 JPMorgan 4,531.58 20 5.89%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,132.89 22 5.37%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 2,970.40 18 8.37%
2 Citi 2,605.77 18 7.34%
3 BNP Paribas 2,567.12 24 7.23%
4 JPMorgan 2,467.56 18 6.95%
5 Goldman Sachs 1,928.73 16 5.43%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 14,123.16 113 9.93%
2 Citi 12,838.91 103 9.03%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,373.60 87 7.29%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,251.14 76 7.21%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,443.55 63 5.94%