Loan revival proves a damp squib

The recovery in syndicated lending in EMEA has not been sharp enough to quell senior bankers’ concerns about targets for this year, even though some big deals are floating around the market.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 08 May 2019

At the beginning of the second quarter, EMEA loan heads were feeling optimistic, after a dismal first three months of 2019 for loan volume.

But just three weeks short of the half year mark, optimism is as in short supply.

“There are just not enough deals,” said one head of ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 238,694.85 643 10.99%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 227,018.92 704 10.46%
3 Citi 131,576.49 402 6.06%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 120,727.17 450 5.56%
5 MUFG 110,027.70 629 5.07%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 3,579.59 9 9.39%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 3,038.82 11 7.97%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,978.95 13 7.81%
4 BNP Paribas 2,705.06 6 7.09%
5 Citi 2,288.85 10 6.00%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 7,151.10 53 6.42%
2 Deutsche Bank 6,886.84 39 6.18%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,877.67 36 6.18%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,659.77 36 5.98%
5 Barclays 6,209.03 28 5.58%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 31,351.09 133 7.82%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 27,347.56 115 6.82%
3 JPMorgan 23,350.32 62 5.83%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22,838.09 62 5.70%
5 UniCredit 19,966.03 111 4.98%

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%