• French properties prove fashionable for investors

    French property companies were in vogue this week as Icade sold its fourth corporate bond in two years, further extending its redemption profile, while Mercialys, the firm spun off from supermarkets group Casino, saw its sub-benchmark deal 2.5 times oversubscribed.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • ALD reaping benefits of IPO with €800m bond deal

    French car leasing company ALD printed its largest ever bond deal when it issued an €800m three year floating rate note this week, just three months after it had printed a similar but smaller deal. Chief financial officer Gilles Momper said the success of the deal was helped by the company’s IPO in 2017.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • French regulator tightens net on cryptocurrency derivatives

    The French financial markets regulator clamped down on cryptocurrency derivatives on Thursday, setting out tighter regulation and an advertising ban for the products.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • BPCE and Nordea reset covered confidence

    Nordea and BPCE helped revive covered bond market confidence on Wednesday after some lacklustre deal receptions at the start of this week, with the successes due to thoughtful consideration of tenor and pricing strategies.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • BPCE differentiates with first French seven year covered bond

    BPCE chose to differentiate itself from other French issuers on Tuesday by mandating joint leads for the first French seven year of 2018.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • French pair keeps triple-B run going with €1.1bn haul

    French issuers ALD and Mercialys continued the triple-B theme of the week in the investment grade corporate bond market when the pair announced new deals on Tuesday. These followed three BBB+ rated credits on Monday.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Icade lines up four in a row beyond Olympics

    French property company Icade saw the announcement that the 2024 Olympic Games will be held in Paris as a positive for its portfolio in the French capital. On Monday it sold its fourth corporate bond in two years, creating a steady redemption profile beyond the date of the Games.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Pain for Novares as volatility sinks its IPO

    French car parts maker Novares has pulled its €260m IPO on Euronext Paris as global equity market volatility meant that the deal could not be achieved at a level which was in "the best interests" of the company.

    • 14 Feb 2018
  • Euro lev loans ignore US volatility with run of leveraged buyouts

    Europe’s speculative grade debt markets began cautiously weighing the impact of a recent surge of US-driven volatility this week. While high yield issuers remain circumspect, leveraged loan borrowers led by French calibration specialist Trescal are charging on, confident that investor demand remains strong.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • No guidance yet on Novares' €260m Paris IPO

    There has been no book update or price guidance yet on the €260m IPO of Novares, the French plastic car parts maker, according to a source close to the deal. The books are due to close this week.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • Bpifrance EUR1bn 0.25% Feb 23

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Quality euro SSAs thrive amid returning vol

    The euro SSA market reacted with commendable calmness to the Dow Jones’s worst day in six years on Monday but moves in the secondary market on Thursday showed that “vol isn’t dead”, according to one head of SSA DCM.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Finland plays safe while Bpifrance goes tight

    A pair of euro borrowers braved a tricky market on Tuesday, raising a combined €4bn despite heavy weather in government spreads. One opted for a defensive pricing strategy, while the other attempted to squeeze investors.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • Greece’s long-awaited seven year arrives

    Since Greece’s debt exchange operation in November, market participants have been expecting a return either at three years or seven years. Monday’s mandate brought the answer.

    • 05 Feb 2018
  • Novares begins bookbuilding for Paris IPO

    Novares, the French plastic car parts maker, has begun bookbuilding for its rebooted €260m initial public offering on Euronext Paris.

    • 05 Feb 2018
  • Funding scorecard: French agencies

    This week's scorecard looks at the funding progress of French agencies as we move into February.

    • 02 Feb 2018
  • SFIL EUR1bn 0.75% Feb 26

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • France and Germany push back on European pension plan

    France and Germany want to restrict the options for how a common European pension plan pays out, privileging annuities over lump sums, while keeping national authorities responsible for implementing the label, according to a 'non-paper' drafted by both countries together and seen by GlobalCapital.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • Voila! France eyes debut Panda bond

    France is hoping to add its name to a growing list of sovereigns in China’s Panda bond market, having discussed the possibility with at least two of the country’s biggest state-owned banks.

    • 01 Feb 2018

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 71,795.24 248 8.65%
2 JPMorgan 59,685.75 255 7.19%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 52,401.35 173 6.31%
4 Barclays 50,153.02 148 6.04%
5 Deutsche Bank 44,937.03 167 5.41%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 9,857.42 14 13.05%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 7,833.35 12 10.37%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,773.27 11 7.65%
4 Citi 4,606.54 14 6.10%
5 BNP Paribas 4,132.76 19 5.47%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 2,546.04 12 11.21%
2 JPMorgan 1,732.54 10 7.63%
3 Credit Suisse 1,727.84 7 7.61%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,465.10 11 6.45%
5 Citi 1,285.41 7 5.66%