March 5, 2014 – Traditional private placements of debt totalled $51.3 billion in 2013, falling short of the $54.2 billion completed in 2012, according to Thomson Reuters.
February 26, 2014 – Irelands DCC plc has returned to the private placement market with a $200 million deal co-agented by Barclays and JPMorgan Securities.
February 18, 2014 – Repeat issuer The Dräxlmaier Group is looking to once again raise funds in the private placement market for the first time in four years, according to several industry sources.
March 3, 2014 – Bank of America Merrill Lynch held the top spot for traditional private placement league tables in 2014 for the 16th year running; JP Morgan held on to the number two spot, but Barclays moved up two spots to third.
October 10, 2013 – Upsized from $400 million, the transaction is the largest the market has seen so far this year and the first of 2013 to top the $1 billion mark.
August 21, 2013 – A nascent private bond market is developing in France, and participants expect it to grow significantly over the next year or two, with an increasing number of transactions from French issuers, as well as some from companies based in other European countries.
August 8, 2013 – Bank of America Merrill Lynch held on to its long-running number one spot on the league tables for the first half of 2013, but another bank is nipping at its heels.
July 11, 2013 – A steady stream of activity punctuated by bouts of frenzy put mid-year 2013 volume right on par with the first half of record-breaking 2012.
June 10, 2013 – Following Private Placement Letter's 15th Annual Buyside Survey, Allen Weaver, head of Prudential Capital, sat down with PPL to talk about how the market is shaping up in 2013the business of direct placements, the markets tendency to oversubscribe, finding the right price point and why NAIC-3s still dont get much love.
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