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  • United Bank for Africa plots debut five year as Zenith raises $500m

    United Bank for Africa (UBA) is the second Nigerian bank in as many days to announce its intention to raise senior funding, and with Zenith Bank proving that demand for the Nigerian financial sector is rife, bankers expect the trade to go well.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Zenith looks to set $500m benchmark for Nigerian financials

    Two well subscribed efforts from Nigeria this year have reinvigorated interest in the sovereign’s growth story, and Zenith Bank will be hoping to tap into this demand as it creates a benchmark for financial issuance from the region.

    • 22 May 2017
  • Trump trashes primary market party

    What, on Wednesday, seemed to be primary capital markets gung-ho for any deal imaginable by Thursday looked more like a market on the skids as concerns intensified over the endless controversies dogging US president Donald Trump’s administration.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Senegal proves African sovereign star with blowout

    Senegal was fully rewarded for embarking on an extensive roadshow with a blowout trade on May 16, which not only repriced its own curve, but helped to reduce the borrowing costs of its peers.

    • 17 May 2017
  • Room for all in exuberant EM

    Emerging markets bond bankers can think of nothing to derail the ongoing bull-run and while this might point to hubris, this week’s trades have given no indication of fatigue.

    • 17 May 2017

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  • Slow and steady for Chinese loans expansion

    Chinese loan banks are appearing in more and more emerging market loan deals this year, as they race towards the loan market big league, but while their hunger for market share is evident, they're still taking a conservative approach.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Commodities trader ETG hunts for $100m

    African agriculture conglomerate Export Trading Group (ETG) has approached the loan market for a borrowing of up to $100m.

    • 23 May 2017
  • Nedbank seals $450m loan from Asian lenders

    South Africa’s Nedbank signed a $450m syndicated loan in an oversubscribed deal on Tuesday, adding to the rising trend of emerging markets borrowers turning to Asian banks for capital.

    • 17 May 2017
  • Kenya holds back DFI loan syndication

    Kenya’s $500m loan from development financial institutions (DFIs) will be syndicated six months from its signing date, to avoid clashing with the country's commercial loan of $1bn from international banks, according to one of the bankers on the deal.

    • 16 May 2017
  • Afreximbank’s second loan of the year going swimmingly

    Afreximbank’s second syndicated loan this year is expected to grow from the initial asking amount of $700m as banks pile in to join, according to bankers on the deal.

    • 10 May 2017

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  • Sibanye Gold brings R13.5bn rights offer for Stillwater acquisition

    A sell-off of shares in Sibanye Gold, one of the largest South African gold mining companies, entered its second day on Friday after the company unveiled terms for a highly dilutive R13.5bn ($1bn) rights issue on Thursday morning.

    • 19 May 2017
  • Trump trashes primary market party

    What, on Wednesday, seemed to be primary capital markets gung-ho for any deal imaginable by Thursday looked more like a market on the skids as concerns intensified over the endless controversies dogging US president Donald Trump’s administration.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Life Healthcare bags R9bn for debt reduction despite South Africa volatility

    Life Healthcare, the South African private hospitals group, has completed its R9bn ($673m) rights issue to reduce its debt after completing its acquisition of Alliance Medical Group in the UK, despite political turmoil during the subscription period.

    • 18 Apr 2017
  • Life Healthcare sets terms for R9bn rights issue

    Life Healthcare, the South African private hospitals group, has finalised the terms for the R9bn ($712m) rights issue it is carrying out to finance its acquisition of Alliance Medical Group, the UK medical imaging services provider.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • Agarwal’s mando for Anglo stake-build puzzles ECM bankers

    A bold £2bn mandatorily exchangeable bond issue for Anil Agarwal, founder and chairman of Vedanta Resources, captured global headlines on Wednesday and Thursday as he used it to buy a stake of about 12% in Anglo American, the mining group.

    • 16 Mar 2017

Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Apr 2017
1 Citi 23,438.27 103 9.46%
2 JPMorgan 22,204.62 91 8.96%
3 HSBC 21,532.30 124 8.69%
4 Deutsche Bank 14,929.24 54 6.02%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 12,864.13 73 5.19%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 May 2017
1 Citi 7,891.26 23 14.39%
2 JPMorgan 6,469.14 26 11.80%
3 Morgan Stanley 4,879.44 17 8.90%
4 HSBC 4,803.80 12 8.76%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,270.90 19 7.79%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 12,475.95 47 12.71%
2 Citi 12,387.42 44 12.62%
3 HSBC 8,280.73 41 8.44%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,905.70 15 7.04%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 5,686.63 26 5.79%

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
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 929.36 4 8.03%
2 ING 872.17 7 7.53%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 839.92 7 7.25%
4 Credit Suisse 832.77 5 7.19%
5 UniCredit 793.78 7 6.85%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 AXIS Bank 3,917.94 61 15.95%
2 Trust Investment Advisors 3,216.02 74 13.09%
3 ICICI Bank 2,356.13 61 9.59%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 2,261.01 21 9.21%
5 HDFC Bank 1,552.43 41 6.32%