Southern Gas Corridor gets $750m loan as deliveries start

Southern Gas Corridor, the 3,500km pipeline system costing $45bn that will run through Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Italy, has signed a syndicated loan with guarantees totalling $750m-equivalent, as it begins its first commercial deliveries to Turkey.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 04 Jul 2018


The loan and guarantees are split between $500m and €215m tranches. The World Bank arranged the syndication.

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (Miga), the insurance agency of the World Bank, and the Azerbaijan government have provided guarantees for the financing. 

The funds will go towards the $8bn Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (Tanap), on ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 408,616.30 1152 10.90%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 371,903.67 1183 9.92%
3 Citi 228,819.66 662 6.10%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 209,330.31 765 5.58%
5 MUFG 158,192.59 964 4.22%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 6,061.47 20 7.60%
2 HSBC 5,941.43 15 7.45%
3 JPMorgan 5,279.69 14 6.62%
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 4,870.55 10 6.10%
5 Mizuho 4,566.75 13 5.72%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 18,968.83 86 7.91%
2 JPMorgan 15,967.87 54 6.66%
3 Deutsche Bank 14,910.43 52 6.22%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.54%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,997.24 58 5.42%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 46,136.68 182 7.00%
2 JPMorgan 44,545.29 93 6.76%
3 UniCredit 35,639.50 153 5.41%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 33,211.72 160 5.04%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 32,419.80 126 4.92%

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%