South African banks thirst for more deals as Asian lenders pile in

Loan bankers in South Africa are pining for more deals, to curb the compression of margins as the ranks of lenders to the region are swelled by money from the Middle East and Asia.

  • By Bianca Boorer
  • 12 Jul 2017

Three bankers at the Loan Market Association’s Sub-Saharan Africa Syndicated Loan Conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday lamented the scarcity of deals in the region.

“The reality is there just aren’t enough bankable transactions in the market,” said a loan distribution and syndication banker in Johannesburg. “There ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 210,125.92 721 10.41%
2 JPMorgan 191,272.13 667 9.48%
3 Citi 136,454.72 404 6.76%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 104,300.05 505 5.17%
5 Barclays 84,486.31 338 4.19%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 3,571.16 8 16.94%
2 Citi 2,974.57 7 14.11%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,478.55 8 11.76%
4 JPMorgan 1,463.08 3 6.94%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,375.20 5 6.52%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 BNP Paribas 11,353.22 62 6.48%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,847.70 40 6.19%
3 JPMorgan 9,883.17 41 5.64%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,939.52 52 5.10%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 8,436.06 46 4.81%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 27,039.93 106 7.36%
2 Deutsche Bank 25,125.19 81 6.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,128.33 61 6.29%
4 BNP Paribas 19,315.94 110 5.26%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,706.93 106 5.09%

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%