Afreximbank scores second Samurai loan

The dual currency $303m-equivalent loan, which marks Africa Export-Import Bank's (Afreximbank) second entry into the market, is the largest ever Samurai loan raised by an African issuer.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 30 Aug 2019

The loan is comprised of a $280m tranche and a ¥2.5bn ($23.5m) tranche and received participation from 11 banks. MUFG acted as sole arranger, bookrunner and facility agent on the loan. 

The transaction builds on a memorandum of understanding between Afreximbank and MUFG, which aims to promote business ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 278,288.62 760 11.22%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 258,944.71 789 10.44%
3 Citi 160,705.94 476 6.48%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 141,784.95 529 5.72%
5 MUFG 124,982.69 707 5.04%

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4 BNP Paribas 2,705.06 6 6.10%
5 Citi 2,349.19 11 5.30%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 8,625.11 58 6.82%
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3 Credit Agricole CIB 7,956.46 42 6.30%
4 JPMorgan 7,542.47 37 5.97%
5 Goldman Sachs 7,283.60 38 5.76%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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3 JPMorgan 25,404.62 68 5.54%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,368.44 65 5.10%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 22,509.71 104 4.91%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

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