Absa nears end of syndication as pricing compresses

South Africa’s Absa Bank is expected to close its loan syndication by the end of this week, as an abundance of liquidity in the loan market, as well as healthy investor appetite for bank debt, causes pricing compression.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 25 Jun 2019

The transaction was launched at between $300m and $400m, though bankers close to the deal confirmed the final deal will close at over $400m after “huge oversubscription”.

The tenor of the loan is likely to be two years with the choice of a one-year extension. 

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 212,372.35 556 11.37%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 194,246.96 597 10.40%
3 Citi 115,510.14 346 6.18%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 102,613.60 378 5.49%
5 MUFG 99,613.32 569 5.33%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 3,299.26 7 9.41%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 3,013.82 10 8.60%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,953.95 12 8.43%
4 BNP Paribas 2,737.23 6 7.81%
5 Citi 2,083.52 9 5.94%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,725.19 29 6.43%
2 JPMorgan 5,589.28 27 6.28%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 5,408.68 30 6.07%
4 Deutsche Bank 5,084.59 30 5.71%
5 BNP Paribas 4,989.41 40 5.60%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 27,431.07 110 7.88%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 25,676.63 105 7.38%
3 JPMorgan 21,834.93 53 6.28%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,382.31 54 6.15%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 16,639.52 78 4.78%

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%