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 345,800.85 1202 10.40%
2 JPMorgan 336,693.31 1143 10.13%
3 Citi 224,041.01 689 6.74%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 185,868.17 847 5.59%
5 Barclays 139,317.64 542 4.19%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 3,885.74 11 11.28%
2 Citi 3,305.25 10 9.59%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,979.73 13 8.65%
4 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China - ICBC 2,637.92 7 7.66%
5 China Development Bank Corp 2,162.50 2 6.28%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,543.40 76 7.20%
2 BNP Paribas 17,734.06 111 6.53%
3 Goldman Sachs 15,275.80 61 5.63%
4 Deutsche Bank 14,293.34 81 5.26%
5 HSBC 14,241.09 92 5.24%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 40,406.23 179 6.71%
2 Deutsche Bank 36,549.85 129 6.07%
3 BNP Paribas 30,861.76 187 5.12%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,788.61 98 5.11%
5 Barclays 30,558.69 87 5.07%

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%