Hermes adds to Europe’s bulging direct lending market

Hermes has launched a European direct lending fund, as the investment manager looks to carve out part of a market that has recently reached record highs by volume.

  • By Michael Turner
  • 16 May 2018

The new fund will focus on senior secured loans to what Hermes says is a “diverse range” of middle market businesses.

Geographical focus will fall on the UK, Scandinavia, Germany, Benelux and Ireland.

The company is in the process of raising money for the fund ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 299,541.06 822 10.99%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 258,510.82 860 9.49%
3 Citi 160,299.34 489 5.88%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 143,487.37 560 5.26%
5 MUFG 112,643.76 643 4.13%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Standard Chartered Bank 3,962.24 13 8.21%
2 Citi 3,471.92 10 7.19%
3 JPMorgan 3,173.44 8 6.57%
4 Mizuho 2,818.52 8 5.84%
5 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2,575.67 5 5.34%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Aug 2018
1 BNP Paribas 13,554.26 61 7.22%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 11,825.01 52 6.30%
3 Deutsche Bank 11,803.17 44 6.29%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,865.30 45 5.79%
5 UniCredit 10,484.86 60 5.59%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 32,467.80 60 6.57%
2 BNP Paribas 32,284.10 130 6.53%
3 UniCredit 26,726.88 122 5.41%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 26,569.73 97 5.38%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 23,807.36 111 4.82%

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%