Loans primed but levfin needs strong start

The 2019 loans market is raring to go, but lending officials say that the leveraged loan market needs some strong deals right away to ease the hangover lingering from last year.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 02 Jan 2019

Loans bankers said on Wednesday that they are sitting on around 10 to 14 deals that are being prepared for launch across investment grade and leveraged finance.

“Some deals just didn’t manage to launch in the last six weeks of last year for whatever reason,” said one loans head. ...

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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%