Aramco to provide first test of Saudi appetite after Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia is mired in international controversy but its national energy company, Saudi Aramco, is said to have been sounding out the syndicated loan market for a deal to finance a $5bn petrochemicals plant. With even larger deals on the horizon, lenders appear to be supportive of the borrower despite the highly charged political situation. Mariam Meskin reports.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 22 Nov 2018

Aramco and French oil major Total signed an agreement in October to build a $9bn petrochemical complex in Saudi Arabia, as part of the government’s Vision 2030 project, which aims to diversify the Kingdom’s economy beyond crude oil. The project will cost ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 449,612.92 1304 10.70%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 407,428.17 1306 9.70%
3 Citi 256,394.78 746 6.10%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 230,857.01 856 5.50%
5 MUFG 185,006.91 1048 4.40%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 6,650.55 13 7.03%
2 Citi 6,641.47 21 7.02%
3 JPMorgan 6,612.85 15 6.99%
4 HSBC 6,299.76 16 6.66%
5 Mizuho 5,728.41 17 6.06%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 19,416.85 91 7.59%
2 JPMorgan 16,386.55 57 6.40%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,760.57 59 6.16%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 14,532.27 68 5.68%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,155.41 61 5.53%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 48,550.02 206 6.54%
2 JPMorgan 46,311.15 105 6.24%
3 UniCredit 40,595.43 182 5.47%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 38,348.83 146 5.17%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 38,097.35 189 5.13%

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%