EuroWeek View: Revitalised bond market brightens gloomy loans outlook

A growing weight of evidence suggests that 2009 is shaping up to be one of the worst on record for the syndicated loan market. Loans bankers are making increasingly gloomy predictions for the usually busy start of the year but there is one ray of sunshine: corporate borrowers have taken the message on board and strong credits are already turning to the bond markets for their funding needs.

  • 19 Nov 2008
Judging by the response to even some of the best loans out there — like the £11bn facility for Aa1/AA-/AA French energy group EDF, which, after six weeks in the market, has only picked up two commitments — the going has got pretty tough in the loan market. ...

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GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 6,415 22 12.84
2 Citi 5,781 17 11.57
3 BNP Paribas 3,530 14 7.06
4 Credit Suisse 2,783 8 5.57
5 Rabobank 2,633 4 5.27

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 98,544.62 277 13.26%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 90,698.73 264 12.20%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 70,282.48 216 9.45%
4 JPMorgan 51,967.93 167 6.99%
5 Credit Suisse 41,545.25 126 5.59%