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  • Rosneft loan thought to bypass European market

    The identity of the bank arranging a loan to fund the privatisation of Russian oil company Rosneft has loans bankers in Europe baffled, which suggests domestic lenders will provide the funding.

    • 08 Dec 2016

  • Equinix launches euros following Verizon deal

    US data centre firm Equinix launched a €500m seven year term loan ‘B’ at bank meetings this week, following its announcement of plans to acquire a portfolio of data centres from Verizon for $3.6bn.

    • 08 Dec 2016
  • Apollo returns with yet another Verallia deal

    Apollo-owned French glass maker Verallia launched a €1.375bn term loan refinancing with a lender call on Thursday afternoon, its first deal since its failed €500m pay-if-you-can dividend recap offering in October.

    • 08 Dec 2016
  • Direct lending 'not in competition' with banks

    The leveraged finance market should not view direct lending as competition but instead as a complementary funding source, said a direct lending official speaking at the Euromoney Nordic high yield conference in Stockholm this week.

    • 07 Dec 2016
  • GoDaddy taps dollars for HEG buy

    In yet another takeover funded entirely in the loan market, GoDaddy, the US internet domain registrar, is acquiring peer Host Europe Group (HEG) from private equity firm Cinven and raising dollar leveraged loans for the deal.

    • 07 Dec 2016
  • Qatar’s Ezdan picks up $460m with Chinese support

    Property firm Ezdan of Qatar has rallied 10 banks to participate in its $460m Islamic loan refinancing. All were Middle Eastern except HSBC and Industrial & Commercial Bank of China.

    • 07 Dec 2016
  • Late LBO financing assuages high yield's defeat by levloans

    In a rare win for the high yield bond market — which has repeatedly lost out to leveraged loans for new buyout financings this year — Schustermann & Borenstein, the German fashion retailer, on Monday began roadshowing a €260m bond to fund its acquisition by Permira.

    • 07 Dec 2016
  • EMEA corporates to take a cautious approach to 2017, says Fitch

    Political uncertainty and a tough economic outlook across the EMEA region will leave companies no choice but to operate with caution in 2017, focusing on balance sheet repair rather than expansion, rating agency Fitch said in a report on Tuesday.

    • 06 Dec 2016
  • Ex-DB levfin banker to run Houlihan Lokey's European cap markets team

    A former managing director at Deutsche Bank has joined Houlihan Lokey in newly established position leading the expansion of its European capital markets group.

    • 06 Dec 2016
  • Elsan releases guidance in 'wondrous' levloans

    French health care group Elsan, owned by private equity firm CVC, on Tuesday announced price guidance on its €730m loan for the buyout of MédiPôle Partenaires.

    • 06 Dec 2016
  • Local banks to vie for Sharjah slot

    Middle East banks will compete for a role in the Emirate of Sharjah's loan because the deal is likely to be an attractively priced, dirham denominated deal, according to two bankers in the region.

    • 06 Dec 2016
  • Six banks lead SABB's debut dollar loan

    Five lenders have joined HSBC at the top level of Saudi British Bank’s (SABB’s) $450m syndicated loan, the bank’s first dollar deal from international lenders.

    • 06 Dec 2016

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    • 05 Dec 2016

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 05 Dec 2016
1 JPMorgan 378,728.88 989 12.00%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 351,588.92 1049 11.14%
3 Citi 216,217.14 570 6.85%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 174,932.07 762 5.54%
5 Mizuho 151,547.80 691 4.80%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 JPMorgan 42,062.15 71 7.42%
2 HSBC 35,562.34 135 6.27%
3 BNP Paribas 34,319.54 159 6.05%
4 UniCredit 33,240.61 156 5.86%
5 ING 24,131.05 135 4.26%

Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 05 Dec 2016
1 JPMorgan 378,728.88 989 12.00%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 351,588.92 1049 11.14%
3 Citi 216,217.14 570 6.85%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 174,932.07 762 5.54%
5 Mizuho 151,547.80 691 4.80%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 JPMorgan 5,902.99 10 8.59%
2 HSBC 4,655.60 14 6.77%
3 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 4,528.41 10 6.59%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 4,469.83 23 6.50%
5 Bank of China 4,455.56 5 6.48%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 05 Dec 2016
1 JPMorgan 16,729.47 35 9.65%
2 UniCredit 16,525.60 72 9.53%
3 HSBC 15,312.80 44 8.83%
4 Credit Suisse 10,076.32 23 5.81%
5 BNP Paribas 9,810.23 72 5.66%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Dec 2016
1 JPMorgan 42,062.15 71 7.42%
2 HSBC 35,562.34 135 6.27%
3 BNP Paribas 34,319.54 159 6.05%
4 UniCredit 33,240.61 156 5.86%
5 ING 24,131.05 135 4.26%

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%