Big loan tickets up for grabs as Sanofi sets sights on Bioverativ

Investment grade loans bankers are ready to stump up big tickets for bridge loans, and deals are coming their way. Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical group, is readying an $11.6bn debt-financed acquisition of Bioverativ, the blood disorder treatment company, and banks are set to launch at least one other M&A loan into syndication this week. Michael Turner reports.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 22 Jan 2018

Sanofi, rated A1/AA/AA, said on Monday morning that it had entered into a definitive agreement to buy all the shares of US-based Bioverativ for $105 apiece in cash, representing a fully diluted equity value of $11.6bn. The purchase is expected to close within three months.

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 268,992.12 732 11.03%
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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%

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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 %
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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 %
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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 %
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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%