GSK gobbles debt for Novartis stake purchase

UK pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline has closed syndication on $13bn-equivalent of bridge loans to finance its purchase of Novartis’s stake in the two firms' consumer healthcare joint venture.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 20 Apr 2018

The bridge facilities comprise $8bn-equivalent and £3.5bn loans.

Barclays, Citi and JP Morgan underwrote the facilities, with Citi acting as agent. None of the banks was available for comment. They syndicated the debt to a wider group. All the banks invited joined the deal, according ...

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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 10,845.35 10 37.75%
2 JPMorgan 1,066.00 5 3.71%
3 Mizuho 972.79 2 3.39%
4 Citi 741.50 5 2.58%
5 Deutsche Bank 709.50 4 2.47%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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 %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Swedbank 160.81 1 10.77%
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 160.81 1 10.77%
1 SEB 160.81 1 10.77%
1 Nordea 160.81 1 10.77%
1 Natixis 160.81 1 10.77%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,498.80 2 86.56%
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%