PIF’s ‘aggression’ called into question as loan nears close

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund (PIF), is close to finalising its second syndicated loan, which is scheduled for September. Margins are slimmer than on the borrower’s debut last year, according to bankers, though some in the market wondered if the fund will push even further on pricing before the deal is done.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 28 Aug 2019

The one year bridge loan will close at about $10bn, according to lenders, some of which had initially touted an amount of between $8bn and $11bn for the debt raise.

One Saudi-based banker said: “Compare this loan with its debut last year and it’s unsurprising why margins are so much ...

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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%