Europe excited by rumours that Kraft will go outside US to finance Cadbury bid

Kraft Food may finance part of its bid for Cadbury from the European loan market, it was rumoured this week. The prospect surprised many as Deutsche Bank and Citi are said to be working on a purely US-funded $8bn package.

  • 09 Oct 2009

Such a deal would represent a big boost for the European loan market. But some were sceptical the deal would succeed.

"It might be odd if Kraft didn’t get the bulk of its financing from its home, US market," said a loans banker at a European firm. "In the ...

Please take a trial or subscribe to access this content.

Contact our subscriptions team to discuss your access: subs@globalcapital.com

Corporate access

To discuss GlobalCapital access for your entire department or company please contact our subscriptions sales team at: subs@globalcapital.com or find out more online here.

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

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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%