GlobalCapital Loan Awards poll closes tomorrow!

GlobalCapital’s poll to determine our Syndicated Loan and Leveraged Finance Awards 2018 closes on Thursday. We would be delighted if you would take this opportunity to pick the deals and firms that have made the most difference to making loan markets a success in 2018. We remind you that an institution cannot win a category it hasn't voted on.

  • By Jon Hay, Silas Brown
  • 05 Nov 2018
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GlobalCapital’s Loan Awards are the only full scale awards for the loan market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the only ones based on a poll of market participants. This ensures that they truly reflect the opinion of the market, and is the reason for the longstanding support they enjoy in the market.

We invite you to vote to determine the Awards via this online poll. The deadline is Thursday, November 22. 

In each category, the three or four nominees with the most votes will be published in December, and the complete results including the winners will be revealed at our 16th Syndicated Loan and Leveraged Finance Awards Dinner at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London on Wednesday February 6, 2019.

The rules of the poll, in brief, are:

Banks, borrowers, investors, law firms, private equity firms and other market participants may vote. One vote is allowed per firm in each category. You cannot win in a category in which you do not vote. Banks and investors can vote for deals in which they are lenders or arrangers, but borrowers may not vote for their own deals. No firm can vote for its own institution for an institutional award.

Canvassing for votes is forbidden, as is discussing your votes with others outside your firm.

Voting according to your true opinion of what was the most deserving winner is very important: if you do not win a particular award, you would rather a deserving candidate won, than an undeserving one.

We hope you enjoy the poll, and would be happy to answer any questions. Please email

GlobalCapital Loan Awards

Deals of the year

Deal of the year

Leveraged loan of the year

M&A loan of the year

Emerging market loan of the year

Infrastructure finance loan of the year

Regional deals of the year

UK and Irish deal of the year

French deal of the year

German, Swiss and Austrian deal of the year

Italian deal of the year

Iberian deal of the year

Benelux deal of the year

Nordic deal of the year

Central and Eastern European deal of the year

Turkish deal of the year

Middle Eastern deal of the year

African deal of the year

Bank awards

Loan house of the year

Best arranger of leveraged loans

Best arranger of M&A loans

Best arranger of project finance loans

Best arranger of trade finance loans

Best arranger of mid-cap loans

Best arranger of green and ESG-linked loans (new Award)

Best secondary loans house

Bank regional awards

Best arranger of Western European loans

Best arranger of UK and Irish loans

Best arranger of French loans

Best arranger of German, Swiss and Austrian loans

Best arranger of Italian loans

Best arranger of Iberian loans

Best arranger of Benelux loans

Best arranger of Nordic loans

Best arranger of loans in Central and Eastern Europe

Best arranger of loans in Turkey

Best arranger of loans in the Middle East

Best arranger of African loans

Best advisers, investors and law firms 

Best corporate finance adviser

Best law firm for syndicated loans

Best loan restructuring house

Best institutional lender

Best subordinated debt investor

Best distressed loan investor

Special Awards

Loans banker of the year

Lifetime achievement award

Most valuable innovation for the loan market (new Award)

  • By Jon Hay, Silas Brown
  • 05 Nov 2018

Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 111,311.05 252 12.69%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 88,506.25 276 10.09%
3 Citi 53,799.77 167 6.13%
4 Mizuho 53,040.63 262 6.05%
5 MUFG 45,416.74 401 5.18%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,213.69 5 11.29%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 1,909.62 6 9.74%
3 Citi 1,775.09 5 9.06%
4 African Export-Import Bank - Afreximbank 1,120.44 4 5.72%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 844.06 3 4.31%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 3,134.09 17 7.63%
2 Goldman Sachs 2,807.00 13 6.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,528.72 11 6.16%
4 Citi 2,239.46 7 5.45%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 2,223.61 14 5.42%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,525.35 30 7.25%
2 BNP Paribas 8,422.96 46 5.30%
3 UniCredit 8,389.55 43 5.28%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,298.69 30 5.22%
5 Commerzbank Group 7,837.68 40 4.93%

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%