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 173,147.12 450 11.30%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 164,881.69 499 10.76%
3 Citi 96,637.54 282 6.31%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 87,381.79 321 5.70%
5 Mizuho 71,530.71 327 4.67%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,481.46 9 9.72%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 2,311.00 7 9.05%
3 Citi 1,786.67 6 7.00%
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 1,489.50 4 5.83%
5 MUFG 1,349.82 5 5.29%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 5,388.55 35 7.23%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,167.13 26 6.94%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,163.07 27 6.93%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,132.89 22 5.55%
5 JPMorgan 4,083.96 19 5.48%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 21,626.10 74 8.29%
2 BNP Paribas 19,199.68 81 7.36%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,431.25 46 6.69%
4 Deutsche Bank 12,826.80 46 4.92%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 12,165.84 59 4.67%

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%