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  • Corporate bond week ahead: To Jackson Hole and beyond

    While the European markets surprised no one in registering a blank week in terms of new corporate bond issuance, the US market pushed the upper end of expectations, going beyond $25bn. A lower total is expected next week, but the Federal Reserve symposium in Jackson Hole will mean there is still plenty to watch.

    • 18 Aug 2017
  • US corporate market strong to the end of the season

    Amazon dominated US corporate bond issuance this week, but aside from the online retailer’s $16bn jumbo deal, there was over $8bn of paper from five other issuers. However, bankers believe this will be the last week of material supply before the annual two week break in the US market.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Amazon jumbo to mark zenith of M&A prints

    Amazon priced the third jumbo M&A financing bond issue in a month in the US corporate bond market on Tuesday. The $16bn seven tranche package was the fourth-largest new issue of 2017, but the summer of 2017 could signal the high point of M&A related issuance for some time, writes Nigel Owen.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • CK Infrastructure finds lukewarm demand for perp

    Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings sold a fixed-for-life hybrid bond denominated in dollars on Wednesday. The deal did not draw an overwhelming response, but market participants said overall demand for the structure is muted.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Amazon sale gives investors last hurrah before Jackson Hole

    Amazon’s seven tranche $16bn new issue on Tuesday gave US investors one final jumbo transaction before an anticipated two week summer break starts next week.

    • 16 Aug 2017
  • Taqa targets October Eurobond return

    Abu Dhabi’s national energy company Taqa is looking to issue a new bond to refinance $500m of debt due in October.

    • 15 Aug 2017
  • Places for People A$ debut builds solid foundation

    Places for People priced its debut Australian dollar transaction on August 10. The $150m five year deal was also the first by a social housing provider in Australia.

    • 14 Aug 2017
  • Cerro del Aguila draws crowd for dollars

    Peruvian power generator Cerro del Aguila attracted more than $3bn of orders for its inaugural Eurobond on Wednesday.

    • 10 Aug 2017
  • BAT totals $21bn with transatlantic debty dozen

    British American Tobacco set fire to any notion that markets close in August this week with a $20.8bn bond bonanza. It brought a $17.25bn eight tranche deal on Tuesday — the second largest bond transaction of the year in the US — and followed that with a €3.6bn-equivalent four tranche dual currency deal in Europe on Wednesday. Nigel Owen reports.

    • 10 Aug 2017
  • Investors to survive on cigs and health food for summer

    Most corporate issuers have deserted the markets for the summer. Not BAT however, which has inhaled $17.25bn already this week and is now back for more.

    • 09 Aug 2017

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All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 113,683.46 478 7.19%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 103,037.55 448 6.52%
3 Citi 88,830.56 451 5.62%
4 Goldman Sachs 75,629.23 305 4.78%
5 Barclays 72,617.35 312 4.59%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 20,196.33 86 8.95%
2 Barclays 17,722.23 65 7.85%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,688.73 60 6.95%
4 HSBC 13,777.20 59 6.10%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,521.92 64 5.55%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,994.70 40 8.04%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,312.69 35 6.95%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,249.17 39 6.84%
4 Barclays 3,956.08 33 6.37%
5 Citi 3,884.06 28 6.26%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 24,067.99 186 10.79%
2 Citi 19,404.77 149 8.70%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,997.02 158 8.07%
4 Goldman Sachs 17,038.94 119 7.64%
5 Barclays 15,537.71 103 6.97%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 20,529.33 63 6.93%
2 HSBC 19,637.33 84 6.63%
3 BNP Paribas 19,346.82 88 6.53%
4 Barclays 19,276.49 80 6.51%
5 Citi 17,718.43 69 5.98%