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 278,861.95 762 11.18%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 260,528.64 793 10.44%
3 Citi 161,373.76 477 6.47%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 143,073.88 538 5.73%
5 MUFG 126,272.13 718 5.06%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 3,696.09 10 8.33%
2 First Abu Dhabi Bank 3,439.28 15 7.75%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 3,038.82 11 6.85%
4 BNP Paribas 2,705.06 6 6.09%
5 Citi 2,349.19 11 5.29%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 8,809.80 59 6.87%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,575.51 45 6.69%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 8,257.54 45 6.44%
4 JPMorgan 7,542.47 37 5.88%
5 Goldman Sachs 7,283.60 38 5.68%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 34,547.72 148 7.51%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 33,319.19 143 7.25%
3 JPMorgan 25,404.62 68 5.52%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,368.44 65 5.08%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 22,509.71 104 4.89%

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%