Slim EMEA pipeline forces EM lenders into tricky position

A slowdown in loans activity in Europe and the Middle East has thrown the market’s usual supply-and-demand dynamics out of balance. Now although international lenders are eager to lend, they are having to make concessions to borrowers.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 13 Mar 2019

The Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa market grew 39% last year, but global loan volumes across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are continuing to decline, even while banks remain desperate to lend.

The successful closing of Qatar National Bank’s (QNB) $2bn loan last week, coming ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 84,122.94 162 15.77%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 51,286.50 176 9.62%
3 Citi 38,146.48 105 7.15%
4 Mizuho 26,458.79 103 4.96%
5 MUFG 25,288.42 161 4.74%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,111.69 5 15.57%
2 Citi 1,159.06 2 8.55%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 892.96 4 6.58%
4 MUFG 766.21 2 5.65%
4 BNP Paribas 766.21 2 5.65%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 1,517.16 8 8.50%
2 Goldman Sachs 1,495.21 6 8.38%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,011.25 5 5.67%
4 BNP Paribas 992.22 10 5.56%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 974.78 7 5.46%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 8,556.66 16 10.43%
2 Deutsche Bank 5,064.63 12 6.17%
3 Commerzbank Group 4,780.90 20 5.83%
4 BNP Paribas 4,451.03 21 5.43%
5 Citi 3,873.29 11 4.72%

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%