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  • Wagamama forks for sweet deal in piping hot sterling HY market

    The UK’s eighth largest restaurant chain, Wagamama, opened a two day roadshow on Monday, as it plans to call its debut bond and make savings in a sterling market awash with demand.

    • 26 Jun 2017
  • LBOs to fly as activists poised to bring more M&A to Europe

    As the shareholder acceptance deadline for German pharmaceuticals firm Stada’s €4.1bn buyout loomed on Thursday, there has been talk in the market about the rising influence of activist investors in Europe. Historically a largely US phenomenon, some market participants think Europe is set to experience a surge in shareholder activism of its own, shaking up the corporate landscape and inviting further leveraged buyouts, writes Max Bower.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Federal-Mogul develops taste for euro high yield

    US vehicle parts manufacturer Federal-Mogul cruised through its second fixed rate deal in the euro high yield market this week.

    • 23 Jun 2017
  • Nord Anglia tightens amid commitments rush

    International schools operator Nord Anglia has tightened pricing and accelerated the deadline on its $1.22bn-equivalent euro term loan, while up to six leveraged loans are due to close syndication at the end of the week.

    • 23 Jun 2017
  • Barclays poaches Smith from HSBC HY syndicate

    As Barclays’ head of leveraged capital markets leaves, the bank has engaged in a hiring effort to keep its leverage finance business “on top of the game”, sources told GlobalCapital.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Manutencoop builds HY comeback to pave PE stakeholders’ exit

    Putting litigation problems behind it, Italian buildings manager Manutencoop Facility Management SpA returned to the high yield bond market on Wednesday to fund a buyout, in which its cooperative parent will buy private equity firms out of its shareholder structure.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Dunlop signs £45m direct lending deal with Permira for buyout

    Permira Debt Managers has sole-financed Liberty Hall Capital Partners’ $135m acquisition of UK aircraft tyre company Dunlop with a £45m loan, after closing its third direct lending fund at €2.1bn this week.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • EE plugs green refi bond deal into HY market

    Nordic issuers are occupying both ends of the deal size range in the euro high yield market of late. First was Sweden's Instrum’s multibillion bond sale on Friday, and on Tuesday Denmark’s European Energy announced a €50m refinancing deal.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • CVC buys two TMT firms, Blackstone agrees Celanese JV

    CVC flexed its buyout muscles again this week, buying two European tech companies for more than €1bn, while Blackstone has agreed to a joint venture for its recently acquired cigarette filter making business Rhodia Acetow with a unit of US chemicals firm Celanese.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • Intrum’s €3bn blockbuster wows euro HY

    A week long roadshow and investor meetings in six countries paid off for Swedish debt collector Intrum Justitia, which sold the bond to fund its merger with Lindorff with an average coupon of below 3% on Friday.

    • 19 Jun 2017

High Yield priced deals database

DateIssuerMaturityCur.SizeCoupon
15-Jun-17Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori SpA01-Jun-235503-mth Euribor +350bp
14-Jun-17Ocado Group plc 15-Jun-24£2504%
14-Jun-17UPCB Finance VII Ltd 15-Jun-29600 3.625%
08-Jun-17Superior Industries International 15-Jun-252506%
07-Jun-17UPC Holding BV 15-Jun-296353.875


Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 12 Jun 2017
1 Goldman Sachs 10,231.82 32 7.84%
2 JPMorgan 8,649.53 32 6.63%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,504.04 42 5.75%
4 BNP Paribas 7,457.95 38 5.72%
5 Credit Suisse 6,678.77 32 5.12%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 JPMorgan 4,302.46 33 8.14%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,093.79 31 7.74%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,878.15 34 7.34%
4 Barclays 3,646.48 29 6.90%
5 Citi 3,618.87 24 6.84%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 12 Jun 2017
1 Goldman Sachs 10,231.82 32 7.84%
2 JPMorgan 8,649.53 32 6.63%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,504.04 42 5.75%
4 BNP Paribas 7,457.95 38 5.72%
5 Credit Suisse 6,678.77 32 5.12%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 JPMorgan 4,302.46 33 8.14%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,093.79 31 7.74%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,878.15 34 7.34%
4 Barclays 3,646.48 29 6.90%
5 Citi 3,618.87 24 6.84%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Jun 2017
1 JPMorgan 19,005.58 142 11.27%
2 Citi 15,642.08 113 9.28%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,393.04 121 8.54%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,300.74 87 7.29%
5 Barclays 11,596.83 70 6.88%