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  • 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
  • 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
  • Credit Suisse appoints co-heads of global levfin

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

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • VodafoneZiggo tunes in JV refinancing

    VodafoneZiggo, the newly formed joint venture between Vodafone and Liberty Global-owned Ziggo, has launched a €1.5bn-equivalent term loan package 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 sale

    Douglas, the German retailer, has launched a refinancing of a €1.37bn seven year term loan ‘B’, 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
  • 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
  • China Energy Reserve fires up $400m debut

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

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Lifestyle HK greenfield financing seen at HK$9bn

    Sogo department stores operator Lifestyle International is eyeing HK$9bn ($1.16bn) loan to finance a project coming up on a plot of land the company acquired last year. Discussions for the loan have been ongoing since November.

    • 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, according to sources close to the matter. The company is looking to borrow through a Scotland incorporated subsidiary, they said.

    • 17 Jan 2017
  • Sibanye seeks fast commitments for Stillwater loan

    Sibanye Gold, the South African gold producer, has set a date for bank commitments as it targets a quick turnaround on a loan backing its acquisition of US palladium miner Stillwater.

    • 16 Jan 2017
  • Micro Focus poised to offer $1bn in euro levloans

    Micro Focus, a UK software firm, is poised to offer up $1bn-equivalent in euros to the European leveraged loan market as it looks to close its reverse merger with Hewlett Packard’s software business.

    • 16 Jan 2017
  • Novomatic goes all-in with five year revolver

    Novomatic, the Austria headquartered gambling company, is syndicating a five year revolving credit facility this month as it looks to combine its credit facilities in a single line.

    • 16 Jan 2017
  • ICBC targets EMEA loans impact with London hire

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China has bolstered its loan syndication and sales effort in London with a hire as the bank looks to establish a stronger foothold in the Europe, Middle East and Africa market.

    • 16 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
  • Zhongce unit rolls in for $300m syndication

    Zhongce Rubber Group is seeking liquidity in the international syndicated loan market for a $300m deal.

    • 16 Jan 2017
  • By the dozen: 12 banks join Amvig HK$1.6bn loan

    Cigarette package printer Amvig Holdings, which launched a HK$1.6bn ($206m) equivalent dual currency refinancing in December, has allocated the borrowing after 12 banks joined lead ANZ to form the syndicate.

    • 13 Jan 2017
  • Intas acquisition loan nets $350m with one week to go

    A dual currency financing to back Indian company Intas Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition of a portfolio of assets in the UK and Ireland has attracted subscriptions totalling $350m, with banks given another week to commit.

    • 13 Jan 2017
  • Carlyle makes raft of senior promotions

    The Carlyle Group promoted 62 staff to senior positions on Wednesday — 13 of them to partner, 17 to managing director and 32 to principal.

    • 12 Jan 2017

More Syndicated Loans

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
  • Today
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
  • Today
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%