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 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,625.39 115 10.40%
2 JPMorgan 24,763.63 101 9.00%
3 Citi 16,964.50 59 6.16%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 16,553.79 82 6.01%
5 Deutsche Bank 13,938.61 36 5.06%

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 Goldman Sachs 1,565.51 5 8.52%
2 Citi 1,439.08 6 7.83%
3 Credit Suisse 1,240.24 4 6.75%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,035.28 3 5.63%
5 ING 1,017.89 3 5.54%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 9,359.72 13 13.34%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 7,508.63 11 10.70%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,773.27 11 8.23%
4 Citi 4,606.54 14 6.57%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 3,259.14 12 4.64%

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%