Asahi gets the fourth round in as triple-Bs pay up

On Monday, Japanese brewer Asahi Group brought the fourth European bond issue by a beer producer in Europe in 2017. The €1.2bn dual tranche offering was the largest of four new issues in the euro corporate bond market, all of which were rated triple-B and paid double digit new issue premiums.

  • By Nigel Owen
  • 11 Sep 2017

Asahi roadshowed its debut euro bond last week with lead managers BNP Paribas, Citi, JP Morgan and Nomura. The Baa2 rated company was clear from the outset that it was looking to raise €1.2bn, split equally between four year and eight year tenors.

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 131,879.09 573 7.20%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 118,834.05 539 6.48%
3 Citi 103,683.75 539 5.66%
4 Goldman Sachs 85,888.86 353 4.69%
5 Barclays 81,514.46 357 4.45%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 22,951.77 105 8.80%
2 Barclays 19,796.44 75 7.59%
3 Deutsche Bank 17,736.38 73 6.80%
4 HSBC 15,843.10 70 6.07%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,554.56 78 5.58%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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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 %
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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%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Deutsche Bank 22,628.04 74 6.64%
2 HSBC 22,246.60 98 6.52%
3 BNP Paribas 21,794.95 106 6.39%
4 Barclays 21,638.43 92 6.35%
5 Citi 19,224.66 78 5.64%