International banks willing to lend to Qatar as fears subside

Qatar National Bank has received interest from its relationship banks as well as new lenders from outside the Middle East for a loan refinancing, showing international lenders are no longer afraid of publicly showing their support for Qatari entities six months after its Gulf Cooperation Council neighbours severed ties with the nation.

  • By Bianca Boorer
  • 14 Dec 2017

On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, alleging it had links with terrorist groups. They imposed severe sanctions on business dealings with Qatar.

The dispute sent chills through capital markets. Bankers were afraid that providing funding for entities ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 268,992.12 732 11.03%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 239,131.39 774 9.81%
3 Citi 146,424.87 434 6.01%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 129,846.45 508 5.33%
5 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 104,359.11 598 4.28%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Standard Chartered Bank 3,844.39 11 8.66%
2 Citi 3,454.07 9 7.78%
3 JPMorgan 3,130.58 7 7.05%
4 Mizuho 2,575.67 6 5.80%
5 HSBC 2,441.65 6 5.50%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 11,614.39 49 7.38%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 10,789.94 46 6.85%
3 Deutsche Bank 8,986.23 33 5.71%
4 UniCredit 8,448.15 49 5.37%
5 HSBC 8,442.65 35 5.36%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,830.94 52 6.97%
2 BNP Paribas 28,182.03 110 6.58%
3 UniCredit 21,916.39 101 5.12%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 21,885.13 102 5.11%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 21,814.64 83 5.10%

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%