Cigna jumbo loan just a drop in the ocean

US health insurer Cigna has agreed a $26.7bn bridge loan from two banks as part of its deal to buy Express Scripts, in a transaction lenders say highlights how deep liquidity is in the market.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 20 Mar 2018

Morgan Stanley and MUFG will provide the 364 day senior bridge term loan.

“It’s similar ticket sizes that we’ve seen elsewhere in dollars recently,” said a banker at a European house. “There is just so much liquidity, in dollars and euros. I can’t imagine any ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 271,117.03 741 11.00%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 240,707.78 783 9.77%
3 Citi 147,888.64 440 6.00%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 131,650.61 513 5.34%
5 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 105,283.43 602 4.27%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Standard Chartered Bank 3,844.39 11 8.66%
2 Citi 3,454.07 9 7.78%
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 %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 11,819.31 50 7.39%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 11,017.21 47 6.89%
3 Deutsche Bank 9,213.50 34 5.76%
4 HSBC 8,442.65 35 5.28%
5 UniCredit 8,427.21 49 5.27%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 29,830.94 52 6.95%
2 BNP Paribas 28,159.68 110 6.56%
3 UniCredit 22,060.45 102 5.14%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 22,050.13 103 5.13%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 21,979.64 84 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%