Smaller UK loan supply dries up

The volume of smaller investment grade syndicated loans in the UK has shrunk sharply as a proportion of overall deals in the region, though some lenders are still pinning their hopes on sub-£250m trades being a P&L sheet saviour.

  • By Mike Turner
  • 08 Aug 2019

UK investment grade companies have signed loans totaling £41.8bn-equivalent so far this year, according to Dealogic. Of the deals signed, £25.5bn was loaned in just the 15 biggest transactions, led by drug firm GlaxoSmithKline’s £7.8bn-equivalent acquisition facility in January. 

By this point last year, UK investment grade borrowers had ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 240,565.04 649 11.00%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 230,518.39 714 10.54%
3 Citi 133,432.02 406 6.10%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 121,470.04 454 5.55%
5 MUFG 110,138.07 632 5.03%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 3,579.59 9 9.39%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 3,038.82 11 7.97%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,978.95 13 7.81%
4 BNP Paribas 2,705.06 6 7.09%
5 Citi 2,288.85 10 6.00%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 7,350.79 41 6.52%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,236.80 38 6.42%
3 BNP Paribas 7,151.10 53 6.34%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 6,744.91 37 5.98%
5 Barclays 6,209.03 28 5.51%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 31,351.09 133 7.80%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 27,347.56 115 6.80%
3 JPMorgan 23,350.32 62 5.81%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22,838.09 62 5.68%
5 UniCredit 19,966.03 111 4.97%

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%