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 291,227.57 982 10.89%
2 JPMorgan 251,376.78 904 9.40%
3 Citi 176,774.24 544 6.61%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 146,878.29 671 5.49%
5 Barclays 106,096.42 444 3.97%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 3,666.99 10 14.64%
2 Citi 3,086.50 9 12.33%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,644.31 11 10.56%
4 JPMorgan 1,496.41 4 5.98%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,375.20 5 5.49%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 16,081.88 63 6.99%
2 BNP Paribas 14,608.34 81 6.35%
3 Goldman Sachs 13,180.95 51 5.73%
4 HSBC 12,272.28 75 5.33%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,710.26 65 5.09%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 33,092.37 151 6.77%
2 Deutsche Bank 33,007.84 106 6.75%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 29,018.73 86 5.94%
4 BNP Paribas 25,718.39 146 5.26%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 22,722.30 133 4.65%

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%