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 %
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  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,609.64 9 44.00%
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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

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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

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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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2 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 160.81 1 1.47%
2 SEB 160.81 1 1.47%
2 Nordea 160.81 1 1.47%

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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%