SA borrowing conditions to improve as deals get underway

Sasol, an integrated chemical and energy company, last week announced a five year $1.8bn loan with a range of leading international lenders. The loan is the first corporate one in South Africa since its hotly contested elections in May. Loan bankers expect to see an improvement in borrowing conditions as a number of banks tap the market before year end.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 10 Jun 2019

The deal consists of a $1.65bn term loan facility and a $150m revolving credit facility, both of which have tenors of five years.

A senior loans banker in Johannesburg said: “The [Sasol] deal was not a one-off or a fluke. I expect the market to continue picking up in ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 172,528.37 447 11.43%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 160,693.38 492 10.64%
3 Citi 96,418.79 281 6.39%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 85,288.18 310 5.65%
5 Mizuho 71,291.03 326 4.72%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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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 %
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  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 5,388.55 35 7.45%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 5,167.13 26 7.14%
3 Deutsche Bank 5,163.07 27 7.14%
4 Goldman Sachs 4,132.89 22 5.71%
5 JPMorgan 4,083.96 19 5.65%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 17,156.20 81 7.00%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 14,626.10 73 5.97%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,982.20 42 5.71%
4 UniCredit 11,996.19 65 4.90%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,443.33 58 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%