Absa loan closes at $500m after heavy oversubscription

The loan, which marks Absa's return to the syndicated loans market after a decade, demonstrates healthy demand for the South African bank, despite the question marks surrounding credit risk in the country.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 28 Jun 2019

The $500m term loan facility has a tenor of two years with the option of a one year extension. 

The margin on the loan is 105bp. Fees are 25bp, making all-in pricing 130bp, confirmed sources close to the matter

The facility was launched in May at $300m, but after ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

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