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  • Pace of hand pivotal in Gulf loan poker

    If “keeping one’s cards close to one’s chest” in negotiations while also acknowledging the need for market certainty seems like a peculiarly Brexit paradox, try managing the funding plans of a Gulf state as it tries to deal with a budget deficit.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • May’s Brexit plan: clarity at last

    Ever since Theresa May became UK prime minister in July, markets and commentators have thirsted to know what her strategy would be for the negotiations to leave the European Union. Now we know — and so far, the markets like it.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Wait is over: Kenya mandates for international loan

    Kenya has mandated four banks to arrange internationally syndicated loans of as much as $800m, ending a restless wait for competing lenders.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Credit Suisse appoints co-heads of global levfin

    Credit Suisse has named two bankers co-heads of global leveraged finance.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Natixis loses Asia debt syndicate chief

    The head of debt syndicate for Asia Pacific at Natixis is understood to have resigned from the bank.

    • 18 Jan 2017
  • VodafoneZiggo tunes in tight JV refinancing

    VodafoneZiggo, the newly formed joint venture between Vodafone and Liberty Global-owned Ziggo, launched a €1.5bn-equivalent term loan package this week with a lender call at 4pm London time on Tuesday.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Trafigura launches $1.5bn revolver

    Trafigura, the Swiss commodities trader, has launched a multicurrency revolving credit facility to refinance the deal it signed in March last year.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Douglas shops for refi in January sales

    Douglas, the German retailer, launched a refinancing of a €1.37bn seven year term loan ‘B’ on Tuesday, as the firm comes out of soft call protection from its last repricing in mid-2016.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • HSBC appoints global head of sponsors account coverage

    HSBC has hired a new global head of account coverage within its financial sponsors group, following its reorganisation of the division last year.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Russia rejuvenated as loans line up

    A giddiness is entering the Russian loan market over the speed at which deals are lining up, with bankers looking for a bold reopening even as the country’s political relations with the US come under the growing glare of public scrutiny. Dan Alderson reports.

    • 12 Jan 2017
  • The covs are off: investors reeling from lev terms

    Aggressive leveraged loan borrowers are pushing investors to breaking point. Sponsors have milked buyers’ desperation for yield with ever looser covenants to the extent that one investor said, this week, that the situation was worse than at any point since the financial crisis.

    • 12 Jan 2017

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  • Loan Ranger: Christmas spirits

    The holiday season kicked off at the Loan Syndicate Managers’ Forum’s carol concert in London last week and, as usual, Canon David Parrott delighted the crowd with another lively sermon — though one banker risked life and limb by questioning the quality of the drinks served at the Commerzbank reception...

    • 19 Dec 2016

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 1,127.33 6 14.75%
2 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc 1,060.67 5 13.88%
3 BMO Capital Markets 810.91 3 10.61%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 777.33 4 10.17%
5 Capital One Financial Corp 713.04 5 9.33%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Commerzbank Group 114.00 1 66.16%
2 CaixaBank 37.05 1 21.50%
3 UniCredit 10.62 1 6.17%
3 BNP Paribas 10.62 1 6.17%
Subtotal 172.30 3 100.00%

Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 1,127.33 6 14.75%
2 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey Inc 1,060.67 5 13.88%
3 BMO Capital Markets 810.91 3 10.61%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 777.33 4 10.17%
5 Capital One Financial Corp 713.04 5 9.33%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 5,902.99 10 8.20%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 4,827.24 24 6.71%
3 HSBC 4,808.94 15 6.68%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 4,528.41 10 6.29%
5 Bank of China 4,455.56 5 6.19%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jan 2017
1 JPMorgan 19,492.11 46 8.85%
2 UniCredit 18,866.65 83 8.57%
3 HSBC 16,021.11 53 7.27%
4 BNP Paribas 13,314.73 89 6.05%
5 Credit Suisse 13,152.31 32 5.97%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 Jan 2017
1 Commerzbank Group 114.00 1 66.16%
2 CaixaBank 37.05 1 21.50%
3 UniCredit 10.62 1 6.17%
3 BNP Paribas 10.62 1 6.17%
Subtotal 172.30 3 100.00%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2016
1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%