EuroWeek View: First chance for NDS is last chance for levfin

NDS is in the market with the biggest primary leveraged loan to launch this year in Europe. Appetite for this rare transaction among bank lenders and funds is still hard to gauge, and there are already concerns the deal is too ambitious. Regardless, it is the best opportunity for a new launch there has been so far this year.

  • 02 Jun 2009

The land of primary leveraged loans has been a pretty desolate place in the last nine months. Any hopes that the market would pick up in 2008 following its near-demise in mid-2007 were shattered by a second calamity, the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

But almost two years after ...

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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) 4,755 19 11.75
2 Citi 4,288 14 10.60
3 Rabobank 2,633 4 6.51
4 Goldman Sachs 2,615 4 6.46
5 Barclays 2,603 8 6.43

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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 57,945.74 181 12.35%
2 Citi 57,243.86 174 12.20%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 48,214.86 152 10.28%
4 JPMorgan 33,301.70 114 7.10%
5 Credit Suisse 25,010.27 80 5.33%