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 366,167.18 1050 10.84%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 335,304.67 1070 9.93%
3 Citi 196,945.44 589 5.83%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 188,260.75 698 5.57%
5 MUFG 140,830.80 905 4.17%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 5,291.43 13 7.47%
2 Citi 4,999.84 14 7.06%
3 JPMorgan 4,763.03 12 6.72%
4 Mizuho 4,566.75 13 6.45%
5 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 4,158.05 8 5.87%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Oct 2018
1 BNP Paribas 16,684.16 83 7.43%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.92%
3 Deutsche Bank 12,890.62 50 5.74%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,767.85 54 5.68%
5 UniCredit 11,414.29 66 5.08%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 43,227.81 174 7.06%
2 JPMorgan 38,825.76 78 6.34%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 33,071.14 158 5.40%
4 UniCredit 32,366.25 145 5.29%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 31,330.98 120 5.12%

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%