New megaloan likely as Kraft Heinz hunts Unilever

The syndicated loan market may again be asked to underwrite a potentially record-breaking takeover loan, as Kraft Heinz has begun a pursuit of Unilever, including a large cash offer.

  • By Jon Hay, Silas Brown
  • 17 Feb 2017
Unilever on Friday curtly dismissed a potential offer it had received from Kraft Heinz at $143bn, an 18% premium to its closing share prices on Thursday. At that size, it would be the largest takeover in the food and beverage sector, and if the deal is to be ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 47,906.25 157 13.69%
2 JPMorgan 30,242.81 109 8.64%
3 Deutsche Bank 22,035.44 72 6.30%
4 Citi 19,339.17 73 5.53%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 19,046.76 91 5.44%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 Citi 26.69 1 100.00%
Subtotal 26.69 1 100.00%
Total 26.69 1 100.00%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 2,186.68 7 218,668,332,367.96%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,181.00 6 218,100,166,350.55%
3 JPMorgan 1,705.93 5 170,593,080,867.83%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,629.56 7 162,956,270,630.76%
5 BNP Paribas 1,401.81 7 140,180,573,252.87%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Feb 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 7,631.43 12 11.03%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,575.12 14 6.62%
3 Citi 3,984.96 10 5.76%
4 Commerzbank Group 3,849.81 7 5.57%
5 HSBC 3,720.28 13 5.38%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2016
1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%