South African banks thirst for more deals as Asian lenders pile in

Loan bankers in South Africa are pining for more deals, to curb the compression of margins as the ranks of lenders to the region are swelled by money from the Middle East and Asia.

  • By Bianca Boorer
  • 12 Jul 2017

Three bankers at the Loan Market Association’s Sub-Saharan Africa Syndicated Loan Conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday lamented the scarcity of deals in the region.

“The reality is there just aren’t enough bankable transactions in the market,” said a loan distribution and syndication banker in Johannesburg. “There ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,623.58 125 9.68%
2 JPMorgan 28,965.03 121 9.16%
3 Citi 22,140.67 74 7.00%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 18,669.11 90 5.90%
5 Deutsche Bank 16,124.80 46 5.10%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UOB 388.89 1 11.11%
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 388.89 1 11.11%
1 Standard Chartered Bank 388.89 1 11.11%
1 Mizuho 388.89 1 11.11%
1 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 388.89 1 11.11%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 1,659.34 6 7.12%
2 ING 1,631.78 5 7.00%
3 Goldman Sachs 1,565.51 5 6.72%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,532.98 4 6.58%
5 Citi 1,439.08 6 6.17%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 9,857.42 14 13.05%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 7,833.35 12 10.37%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,773.27 11 7.65%
4 Citi 4,606.54 14 6.10%
5 BNP Paribas 4,132.76 19 5.47%

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%