Levloan deal charge grows amid underwriters’ concern

Two levfin issuers, Sebia and Refresco, this week added €3bn to an already large pipeline of euro and dollar-denominated leveraged loans being touted around a bustling European market. But some bankers are fretting that underwriters face little room for mistakes if pricing widens.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 05 Sep 2017

Several bankers with two or more deals in the market were confident that leveraged loan investors have large enough pockets for the volume of issuance underway.

“The investors I have talked to have no concerns,” said one. “There’s enough liquidity in the market for all these deals.”

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,608.24 61 6.88%
2 BNP Paribas 14,498.69 78 6.39%
3 Goldman Sachs 13,002.56 50 5.73%
4 HSBC 12,340.95 74 5.44%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,531.87 64 5.08%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 5,335.13 43 7.86%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,801.82 38 7.07%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,643.96 44 6.84%
4 Credit Suisse 4,353.57 48 6.41%
5 Barclays 4,156.24 35 6.12%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,143.08 213 10.83%
2 Citi 21,041.57 167 8.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,960.58 186 8.36%
4 Goldman Sachs 18,419.20 133 7.35%
5 Morgan Stanley 17,410.41 103 6.94%