PIF to close $10bn loan in Sept, tighter than debut

Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi's sovereign wealth fund, is expected to close its second ever debt offering in September, according to bankers close to the deal. Some say the bridge loan, which is a reprieve to EM bankers that have been operating in a barren market all year, may receive tighter margins than PIF's competitively-priced debut loan in September 2018.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 16 Jul 2019

In April, bankers touted an amount between $8bn and $11bn for the bridge loan, which is likely to be repaid using proceeds from Saudi Aramco's acquisition of Sabic

After months of negotiations, $10bn appears the most likely amount for the final debt raise, according to bankers. 

"$10bn is what the team ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 243,919.60 661 10.97%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 236,551.03 726 10.64%
3 Citi 137,127.00 415 6.17%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 126,831.68 463 5.70%
5 MUFG 110,911.09 636 4.99%

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 3,579.59 9 9.03%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 3,038.82 11 7.67%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,978.95 13 7.52%
4 BNP Paribas 2,705.06 6 6.83%
5 Citi 2,338.85 11 5.90%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 7,517.46 42 6.58%
2 BNP Paribas 7,317.76 54 6.40%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,236.80 38 6.33%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,744.91 37 5.90%
5 Barclays 6,209.03 28 5.43%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 31,872.91 136 7.74%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 27,567.28 117 6.69%
3 JPMorgan 23,570.89 63 5.72%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,072.58 63 5.60%
5 UniCredit 20,250.58 112 4.91%

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%