Debt Capital Markets


Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s leading underwriters of debt securities globally.  In 2010, we lead managed more than $600 billion for clients in investment grade, high yield and loan issuance around the world, helping our clients gain access to capital throughout the year (Source: Dealogic).  Because we are at the forefront of issuance with deep market intelligence, we can spot market trends quickly and help our clients achieve the best execution via product agnostic solutions.

Leveraged Finance/Loans

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a leading bookrunner in leveraged finance, with a global scale and presence that is unmatched in the industry. The firm's prowess across all industries and in both high yield bonds and leveraged loans offers clients the best possible execution via a product agnostic solution. BofAML is a pillar of strength in leveraged finance, providing issuers continuous access to capital as a result of the breadth of its distribution platform and deep market intelligence.

Investment Grade Debt Capital Markets

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a leader in Investment Grade debt finance with superior capabilities in the bond, loan and short term fixed income markets. Our global scale and market leading distribution platform allow clients access to capital in multiple products and currencies. Bank of America Merrill Lynch specializes in all types of debt securities including fixed and floating rate bonds, investment grade loans and bridge financing, preferred and hybrid securities, commercial paper and privately placed notes.

2011 League Table Positions

  • #1 U.S Investment Grade Debt Issuance

  • #1 U.S. Investment Grade Loans (Number of Deals)

  • #1 Debt Private Placements (14 ½ Consecutive Years)

  • #1 Global Commercial Paper Outstandings

  • #1 Yankee Bond Issuance

  • #1 FIG Capital Raising

  • #1 Preferred Debt

Source: Dealogic 2011

2010 League Table Positions

  • #1 Global Leveraged Loan Bookrunner

  • #1 U.S. Left Lead Leveraged Loans ($127 Bn of Volume from 330 deals)

  • #1 U.S. Left Lead High Yield Bonds ($64 Bn of Volume from 141 deals)

  • #1 Global Leveraged Finance

  • #1 Left Lead Leveraged Finance Bookrunner for LBOs

  • #1 Left Lead Bookrunner for Asset-Based Loans

Source: Dealogic 2010

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