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 JPMorgan 366,167.18 1050 10.84%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 335,304.67 1070 9.93%
3 Citi 196,945.44 589 5.83%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 188,260.75 698 5.57%
5 MUFG 140,830.80 905 4.17%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 5,906.63 17 8.12%
2 HSBC 5,291.43 13 7.27%
3 JPMorgan 4,763.03 12 6.55%
4 Mizuho 4,566.75 13 6.28%
5 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 4,470.55 9 6.14%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 16,684.16 83 7.43%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.92%
3 Deutsche Bank 12,890.62 50 5.74%
4 Goldman Sachs 12,767.85 54 5.68%
5 UniCredit 11,414.29 66 5.08%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 43,227.81 174 7.04%
2 JPMorgan 38,825.76 78 6.32%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 33,071.14 158 5.38%
4 UniCredit 32,366.25 145 5.27%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 31,330.98 120 5.10%

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%