Etisalat hits $12bn deal hitch but bankers stay positive

A $12bn loan supporting Etisalat’s acquisition of a 51% stake in Kuwait-based Zain will go ahead despite the deal hitting a stumbling block over the weekend, said syndicated loans bankers on Monday.

  • 21 Feb 2011

Zain needs to sell its 25% holding in Zain Saudi in order for the deal to receive Saudi Arabian regulatory approval — but the Kuwaiti firm on Saturday rejected three bids for the stake.

“It’s a negotiating tactic,” said a banker bidding for Etisalat’s loan mandate. “The message is ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jul 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 208,332.47 710 10.52%
2 JPMorgan 188,050.79 655 9.49%
3 Citi 132,249.78 395 6.68%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 103,029.22 498 5.20%
5 Barclays 83,398.66 330 4.21%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 3,571.16 8 17.75%
2 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,478.55 8 12.32%
3 Citi 2,356.24 6 11.71%
4 JPMorgan 1,463.08 3 7.27%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,025.20 4 5.10%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jul 2017
1 BNP Paribas 10,842.91 57 6.39%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,585.91 37 6.24%
3 JPMorgan 9,783.62 40 5.77%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,799.90 51 5.19%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 8,327.15 45 4.91%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 25,202.67 100 7.14%
2 Deutsche Bank 25,125.19 81 7.12%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,836.07 58 6.18%
4 BNP Paribas 18,395.95 105 5.21%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,048.72 104 5.11%

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%