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 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 168,782.92 496 11.00%
2 JPMorgan 160,891.13 469 10.48%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 83,618.89 315 5.45%
4 Citi 79,298.41 260 5.17%
5 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 71,293.67 477 4.65%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 2,942.31 6 10.08%
2 JPMorgan 2,618.81 5 8.97%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 2,514.82 6 8.62%
4 HSBC 2,341.67 5 8.02%
5 Mizuho 2,238.89 4 7.67%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 6,620.51 23 6.79%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 6,017.39 25 6.17%
3 BNP Paribas 5,819.50 23 5.97%
4 UniCredit 5,441.24 29 5.58%
5 Barclays 5,356.27 15 5.49%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 26,737.07 34 9.51%
2 Citi 17,112.91 41 6.09%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,824.91 49 5.63%
4 UniCredit 14,686.99 63 5.22%
5 Deutsche Bank 14,357.25 46 5.11%

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%