EG’s acquisition spree weighs on ratings

Petrol station forecourt company EG Group’s credit worthiness has come under pressure after the UK firm announced $2.15bn of debt-financed acquisition plans last week.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 12 Feb 2018

EG Group said last week that it plans to move into the US market by buying Kroger’s convenience store business using a loan underwritten by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and UBS.

On Monday,

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,609.64 9 44.00%
2 JPMorgan 1,066.00 5 4.42%
3 Mizuho 972.79 2 4.03%
4 Citi 741.50 5 3.07%
5 Deutsche Bank 709.50 4 2.94%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 7,434.76 18 7.11%
2 First Abu Dhabi Bank 7,164.47 27 6.85%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 7,114.19 32 6.80%
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 6,785.55 14 6.49%
5 Citi 6,751.47 22 6.45%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Swedbank 160.81 1 11.11%
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 160.81 1 11.11%
1 SEB 160.81 1 11.11%
1 Nordea 160.81 1 11.11%
1 Natixis 160.81 1 11.11%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,498.80 2 86.78%
2 Swedbank 160.81 1 1.47%
2 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 160.81 1 1.47%
2 SEB 160.81 1 1.47%
2 Nordea 160.81 1 1.47%

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%