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  • BC Partners markets MCS Groupe floater to merge DSO Group

    MCS Groupe opened a roadshow for a new 2024 floating rate bond on Tuesday, as it seeks funding for the acquisition of DSO Group to create a leading player in the debt repurchase industry in France.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • Euro HY buyers battle against tough sponsors

    The €6bn debt funding for AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ buyout has some lawyers, bookrunners and investors in the European leveraged finance markets agonising over what they describe as an exercise in private equity firms flexing their muscles.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • Europe's levfin markets strong but tough

    Borrowers are unloading a still increasing number of new deals in the leveraged debt primary markets in September, hoping to find sufficient demand. But investor appetite, while supportive, is showing a selective taste this week.

    • 12 Sep 2018
  • Sterling lev loans brave Brexit uncertainty

    Sterling leveraged loan volumes are on the rise, even as sterling high yield bond volumes have been heavily curtailed, said Marlborough Partners this week.

    • 10 Sep 2018
  • European levfin pipeline shoots above €20bn before mid-September

    On Friday, AkzoNobel and Suse announced new deals in the already bustling European markets for high yield bonds and leveraged loans, bolstering expectations of record volume for September.

    • 07 Sep 2018
  • Nordics open stream of delayed BBs in euro HY

    The Nordic high yield market has started to price several top rated euro deals that were initially planned to roadshow before the summer break. This time, demand and coupons suggest this could be a better window for the issuers.

    • 06 Sep 2018
  • Elliott serves up 6.3% of its Charter Court shares

    Elliott, the activist hedge fund has sold 6.3% of its shares in a 15m block trade of Charter Court Financial Services, the UK challenger bank said on Wednesday.

    • 06 Sep 2018
  • Levfin buyers vow to play careful hand

    Bankers working on the European deal pipelines for high yield bonds and leveraged loans promise a blazing September, but the talk among investors and their advisers is sober. Some fund managers believe the second half of the year might turn out to be reckoning time from what they described as “excesses” of the past.

    • 05 Sep 2018
  • Advent extends Circet leveraged loan for Ireland’s KN Group acquisition

    Telecom infrastructure firm Circet Odyssee has joined the early September pipeline of deals in the euro leveraged loans market with a small tap. It will fund the buyout of Irish peer KN Group, with parent company Advent planning to merge the companies.

    • 04 Sep 2018
  • Tikehau hires Eurazeo director as private equity boss

    French asset manager Tikehau Capital has appointed a head of private equity.

    • 03 Sep 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 14,336.43 69 7.12%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 12,127.33 53 6.02%
3 Deutsche Bank 11,901.17 45 5.91%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,327.05 46 5.63%
5 UniCredit 10,733.06 63 5.33%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 4,034.08 48 7.15%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,636.44 36 6.44%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,623.05 30 6.42%
4 JPMorgan 3,438.62 37 6.09%
5 Credit Suisse 3,205.50 33 5.68%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 16,977.21 134 10.01%
2 Credit Suisse 12,625.91 87 7.45%
3 Citi 11,806.35 100 6.96%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,663.33 87 6.88%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,499.82 106 6.78%