Thomas Cook flop shows Islamic finance limitations

The UK’s Thomas Cook Group has failed in its attempt to issue what would have been the first Islamic bond for a European company. The deal itself had big problems including an unknown bookrunner managing it and stormy markets to contend with. But the sukuk’s collapse also raises questions over the depth of the Islamic finance market and how open it is to non-local issuers.

  • 13 Jul 2010

The European follow-up to the first sukuk issue by a US company — a $500m Islamic bond successfully sold by GE Capital last November — has turned out to be a resounding flop.

UK travel firm Thomas Cook’s attempt to bring out the first ever sukuk by a ...

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Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 May 2016
1 Citi 19,145.25 76 10.71%
2 JPMorgan 18,797.09 58 10.52%
3 HSBC 17,733.05 93 9.92%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,782.12 47 7.71%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,772.43 26 4.91%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 9,137.82 13 8.21%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,241.59 12 5.61%
3 Santander 6,074.06 7 5.46%
4 Citi 5,861.17 11 5.27%
5 HSBC 5,627.99 11 5.06%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2016
1 Citi 7,307.53 29 8.12%
2 JPMorgan 5,664.61 22 6.29%
3 Barclays 3,179.37 14 3.53%
4 HSBC 2,923.63 24 3.25%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,829.46 9 3.14%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2016
1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,884.61 9 11.94%
2 UniCredit 1,861.19 11 11.80%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 1,792.32 5 11.36%
4 ING 1,460.92 9 9.26%
5 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 971.54 4 6.16%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 May 2016
1 AXIS Bank 1,856.12 47 18.39%
2 Trust Investment Advisors 1,336.17 62 13.24%
3 ICICI Bank 812.36 20 8.05%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 779.67 9 7.73%
5 HDFC Bank 671.11 26 6.65%