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 138,787.29 332 12.30%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 117,535.39 373 10.41%
3 Citi 71,754.82 221 6.36%
4 Mizuho 59,409.59 291 5.26%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 57,677.24 215 5.11%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,413.69 8 10.92%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 2,377.86 7 10.76%
3 Citi 1,793.42 6 8.12%
4 Trade and Development Bank 1,125.64 2 5.09%
4 Standard Bank 1,125.64 2 5.09%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 3,736.52 21 7.15%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 3,101.01 16 5.94%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,092.70 16 5.92%
4 BNP Paribas 2,926.68 24 5.60%
5 Citi 2,758.74 10 5.28%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,900.23 34 6.66%
2 BNP Paribas 12,334.48 61 6.37%
3 UniCredit 11,196.47 58 5.78%
4 Citi 9,580.75 37 4.95%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,953.95 35 4.62%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
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%