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
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 291,162.57 981 10.92%
2 JPMorgan 251,369.49 903 9.43%
3 Citi 176,744.24 543 6.63%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 146,678.29 670 5.50%
5 Barclays 106,096.42 444 3.98%

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 14.70%
2 Citi 3,086.50 9 12.38%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,644.31 11 10.60%
4 JPMorgan 1,496.41 4 6.00%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,375.20 5 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 16,074.60 62 6.98%
2 BNP Paribas 14,553.23 79 6.32%
3 Goldman Sachs 13,002.56 50 5.65%
4 HSBC 12,261.48 74 5.32%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,531.87 64 5.01%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 32,320.82 147 6.67%
2 Deutsche Bank 32,259.50 104 6.66%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,890.43 85 5.96%
4 BNP Paribas 25,663.29 144 5.30%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 22,617.86 130 4.67%

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%