Lenders joyful as jumbo M&A season begins

Investment grade loans bankers are licking their lips as a spate of big UK M&A transactions gathered pace this week, but jumbo acquisitions rarely go smoothly and lenders have already had to adjust expectations after GKN batted away an offer from Melrose.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 18 Jan 2018
Industrial conglomerate Melrose announced a hostile bid of about £7.4bn for engineering group GKN on Wednesday, while media group Informa and events company UBM announced plans to create a group with a market cap of more than £9bn. Elsewhere, UK cinema operator Cineworld has launched a rights issue ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 408,616.30 1152 10.90%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 371,903.67 1183 9.92%
3 Citi 228,819.66 662 6.10%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 209,330.31 765 5.58%
5 MUFG 158,192.59 964 4.22%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 6,053.14 19 7.59%
2 HSBC 5,941.43 15 7.45%
3 JPMorgan 5,279.69 14 6.62%
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 4,870.55 10 6.11%
5 Mizuho 4,566.75 13 5.73%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 18,968.83 86 7.91%
2 JPMorgan 15,967.87 54 6.66%
3 Deutsche Bank 14,910.43 52 6.22%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.54%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,997.24 58 5.42%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 46,136.68 182 7.00%
2 JPMorgan 44,443.20 92 6.75%
3 UniCredit 35,639.50 153 5.41%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 33,211.72 160 5.04%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 32,419.80 126 4.92%

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%