Nigeria loan market prospects divide opinion

Pessimism hangs over Nigeria's chances of entering the loan market in 2019 as the country battles an economic slowdown, a commodity slump and political uncertainty. But not all loans bankers are so glum about the chances of Africa's most populous nation and biggest oil producer raising debt from international financiers.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 07 Jan 2019

Nigeria's corporate sector, its financial institutions and the sovereign itself all executed loans in 2018, raising billions of dollars of financing from international lenders. 

In June, Access Bank raised an oversubscribed $158m loan and chemical fertiliser company

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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%