Lenders disappointed by diminishing ME activity

Middle East loans activity has fallen this year, confounding last year's hopes among bankers, with blame falling indirectly on the US-China trade war and sluggish global growth.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 12 Aug 2019
"The Middle East has been a big disappointment for us this year," said a senior lender at a prominent Asian bank. "Everyone last year was hoping the Middle East would produce more deal flow, but it's turned out to be relatively quiet. There have been smaller things happening ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

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