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 164,938.31 718 7.19%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 147,126.56 669 6.41%
3 Citi 129,711.97 691 5.65%
4 Goldman Sachs 105,201.77 447 4.58%
5 Barclays 99,621.62 449 4.34%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 29,154.37 137 8.85%
2 Barclays 24,473.15 99 7.43%
3 Deutsche Bank 22,163.65 93 6.73%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 20,050.48 104 6.09%
5 HSBC 19,151.76 90 5.81%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 7,123.00 59 7.43%
2 Goldman Sachs 6,789.41 55 7.08%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,954.72 59 6.21%
4 Credit Suisse 5,809.63 61 6.06%
5 BNP Paribas 5,208.30 57 5.43%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 33,802.85 265 10.75%
2 Citi 26,963.27 215 8.58%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 25,506.35 227 8.11%
4 Goldman Sachs 23,587.99 168 7.50%
5 Barclays 20,408.08 140 6.49%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 26,974.23 134 6.39%
2 Deutsche Bank 26,448.76 95 6.27%
3 Barclays 26,394.12 121 6.26%
4 HSBC 25,650.40 123 6.08%
5 Citi 22,829.99 98 5.41%