Saudi murder allegation heaps pressure on loan market

The loan market is weighing up the fate of billions of dollars worth of deals after the disappearance and possible murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist who had criticised the regime. Mariam Meskin and Mike Turner report.

  • By Mariam Meskin, Mike Turner
  • 18 Oct 2018

The journalist's disappearance earlier this month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and his alleged murder according to the Turkish government, has prompted a widespread backlash among Western media and senior business figures. Saudi Arabia has claimed Khashoggi left the consulate alive.

The affair has blown up into an ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 391,492.90 1120 10.67%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 366,819.71 1172 10.00%
3 Citi 222,823.99 648 6.07%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 204,059.56 752 5.56%
5 MUFG 154,048.57 957 4.20%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 6,053.14 19 7.64%
2 HSBC 5,691.43 14 7.18%
3 JPMorgan 5,279.69 14 6.66%
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 4,870.55 10 6.15%
5 Mizuho 4,566.75 13 5.76%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 18,856.16 85 7.99%
2 JPMorgan 14,980.64 48 6.35%
3 Deutsche Bank 14,910.43 52 6.32%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.63%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,612.80 55 5.35%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 45,688.28 179 7.05%
2 JPMorgan 43,572.44 88 6.72%
3 UniCredit 35,452.34 152 5.47%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 33,170.05 159 5.12%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 32,244.80 125 4.97%

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%