Latest LevFin people & market news

  • GlobalCapital launches Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey

    GlobalCapital is conducting a global research survey on the fast-changing markets for sustainable financing and investing. It will combine the views of issuers and investors to give a nuanced picture of how this trend is changing capital markets for both groups.

    • 19 Jun 2019
  • Markets welcome EU Sustainable Finance announcements

    Four major announcements have been made today by the European Commission and its Technical Expert Group, which is drafting the substance of several parts of its multi-faceted Sustainable Finance Action Plan. There were new texts on the Taxonomy, Green Bond Standard and Low Carbon Benchmarks regulations as well as guidelines for companies on how to report climate change-related information. Many market participants welcomed them.

    • 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 big investment banks, as well as to its investor members.

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • BNP Paribas veteran to retire

    A long-standing capital markets practitioner is leaving BNP Paribas.

    • 14 Jun 2019
  • Green bond market debates whether opex has a place in use of proceeds

    Green bond specialists are divided over whether proceeds of labelled green bonds can be used for operating expenditure, or whether they should mainly or entirely be used for capital expenditure.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Green Bond Principles forms Advisory Council, gives new guidance

    The Green and Social Bond Principles’ executive committee has decided to leave the Principles unchanged this year, but is publishing three new documents on Thursday to help market participants. It also plans to launch an Advisory Council, to enable it to listen better to the concerns of the market.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Wiserfunding’s SME ratings have potential CLO use

    Edward Altman, creator of the Z-score metric predicting corporate bankruptcies, has co-founded a new company that automates credit scores for small and medium sized firms. That could help provide ratings for the SME CLO market.

    • 12 Jun 2019
  • Czornik returns to JP Morgan as Germany M&A head

    JP Morgan has hired Patrik Czornik to lead its M&A team for Germany. Czornik used to work for the bank in the past but then joined Goldman Sachs.

    • 12 Jun 2019
  • CLO buyers could pay for manager’s disclosure failings

    Quirks of Europe’s new Securitisation Regulation, which came into force this year and is dominating debate at this year’s IMN/Afme Global ABS conference in Barcelona, could leave CLO buyers carrying the can for failures of CLO managers to meet their regulatory obligations.

    • 11 Jun 2019
  • Houlihan hires Collinson for consumer products

    Michael Collinson has joined Houlihan Lokey as a managing director to lead its consumer products efforts in Europe. He comes from William Blair.

    • 11 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 7.06%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,307.12 27 6.79%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,150.50 27 6.59%
4 JPMorgan 4,531.58 20 5.80%
5 Goldman Sachs 4,189.40 23 5.36%

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 9.80%
2 Citi 13,032.25 105 9.05%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,741.94 90 7.46%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,344.47 77 7.18%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,543.55 64 5.93%