Latest leveraged/non-investment grade loans news

  • Trio signs up for Dasin Retail $359m multi-currency financing

    Dasin Retail Trust, which sealed the year’s first mainboard listing on the Singapore exchange on earlier this month, has signed a loan that backed the IPO. The loan had four lead banks, which brought in three participants during syndication.

    • 20 Jan 2017
  • Stricter China rules seen pushing up pricing for offshore loans

    The margin compression that dominated the Asian syndicated loan market in 2016 was expected to spill into this year. But Chinese capital controls have proved to be a game changer, with Mainland companies compelled to turn to overseas funding, said market participants. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

    • 19 Jan 2017
  • Sri Lanka back for more with $1bn RFP

    Sri Lanka has invited feedback from banks for a $1bn sovereign loan, with two bank groups said to be competing for the deal.

    • 18 Jan 2017
  • China Energy Reserve fires up $400m debut

    China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group is making its debut in the offshore loan market with a deal of up to $400m launched by a single mandated lead arranger and bookrunner on Tuesday.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Cairn India in talks with banks for $1bn refinancing

    Cairn India is speaking to banks for a loan that will refinance borrowings that are due to mature over the next few years, bankers said this week. The company is looking to borrow through a Scotland incorporated subsidiary.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • ZhengTong Auto zooms to bigger $409m financing

    The latest syndicated loan for ZhengTong Auto Services, a luxury auto dealership, has wrapped up at $409m, racing past the launch size of $300m as Chinese lenders came in with big commitments.

    • 16 Jan 2017
  • Pricing details out for Trans Retail Indo $575m loan

    Details on pricing have emerged on CT Corp company Trans Retail Indonesia’s $575m five year loan, which is expected to be pre-funded by seven lenders shortly.

    • 12 Jan 2017
  • Chinese banks eager to bite into McDonald’s financing

    M&A in Asia has started on a strong note this year, with the first big financing — for McDonald’s China’s $2.08bn acquisition by Citic and Carlyle — under way. While details of the syndicated loan are limited at this stage, the transaction has already gathered plenty of attention from bankers, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

    • 12 Jan 2017
  • PIA touches down, Reliance Big wraps up $75m deal

    Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has tied up funds totalling $130m via a syndicated loan facility.

    • 10 Jan 2017
  • Trans Retail firms up new loan, to prepay 2014 facility

    CT Corp company Trans Retail, which had been in discussions with banks for a fresh financing since late last year, is on the verge of signing the deal.

    • 10 Jan 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.59
4 HSBC 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jan 2017
1 Haitong Securities Ltd 1,602.34 9 13.94%
2 CITIC Securities 1,474.17 4 12.82%
3 China Securities Co Ltd 1,440.03 7 12.53%
4 Bank of China 1,188.86 5 10.34%
5 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 689.79 3 6.00%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jan 2017
1 Citi 2,440.79 8 6.09%
2 HSBC 1,887.35 9 4.71%
3 JPMorgan 1,754.71 7 4.38%
4 Goldman Sachs 1,692.30 4 4.22%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,418.69 3 3.54%

Asian polls & awards

  • China Private Banking Awards 2017

    China’s private banking industry is growing in leaps and bounds. High- and ultra-high-net-worth mainland customers are increasingly mobile, demanding best-in-class service from their financial providers. Banks are adapting to the changing world, rolling out innovative and sophisticated services to their high-end clientele. In recognition of China’s advances in the field, Asiamoney is proud to announce the winners of its awards for best mainland private banks for 2016.

  • Corporate Governance Poll 2016: Time to get serious

    Asia has taken its time in improving corporate governance standards, with experts agreeing on the need for broader action. But Taiwan and Hong Kong firms seem to be moving in the right direction, as shown in the results of this year's Asiamoney Corporate Governance poll. Paolo Danese reports.

  • Best Managed Company Awards 2016: Asia’s finest stand out

    Asiamoney is pleased to present its choices for Asia’s Best Managed Companies in 2016. In a year marked by political and economic upheaval, the region’s best firms and executives impressed on through a combination of factors including financial performance, innovation and strategic execution.

  • Brokers Poll 2016: The right call

    Analysts in Asia are used to dealing with dynamic and unpredictable markets but the events of this year provided a real test of mettle. Against a backdrop of global political upheaval and worsening economic outlook at home, the winners of Asiamoney’s 2016 Brokers Poll have proved they have what it takes to impress their clients.

  • Brokers Poll 2016: HSBC and CLSA take the crown as Asia’s best

    Asia’s brokerages have needed to stay nimble in the face of volatile markets and changing regulation that has tested their industry. HSBC and CLSA are well placed to meet the challenge after coming out top in the Asiamoney Brokers Poll. Peter McGill reports.