EM lenders to push limits as volumes collapse

With emerging markets loan volumes half of what they were by this time last year, syndicate staff are facing job cuts and increased pressure to find ways to compete for what scraps of business there are. The battlegrounds will be pricing and covenants.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 02 Jul 2019

Year-to-date syndicated loan volumes across Africa, central and eastern Europe and the Middle East are down by 47%. By this point last year, 244 deals had been signed, totalling around $133.9bn. By contrast, only 133 deals totalling $69.7bn have been signed this year, according to Dealogic data. 

These numbers come as no surprise ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 208,497.35 553 11.27%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 187,534.33 591 10.14%
3 Citi 115,328.79 345 6.23%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 101,733.60 377 5.50%
5 MUFG 99,613.32 569 5.38%

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 JPMorgan 5,589.28 27 6.64%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,310.66 28 6.31%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 4,996.05 29 5.93%
4 BNP Paribas 4,989.41 40 5.93%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,671.96 29 5.55%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 27,275.91 109 7.92%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 25,517.00 104 7.41%
3 JPMorgan 21,834.93 53 6.34%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,222.68 53 6.16%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 16,639.52 78 4.83%

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%