Russian borrowers turn to euros with dollars difficult

Russian companies are showing more interest in euro-denominated loans, as funding in the currency becomes cheaper and as US sanctions complicate borrowers’ access to dollars. Siberian Anthracite is expected to close a loan refinancing with a new euro tranche this week, and at least two Russian borrowers are in preliminary discussions with international lenders.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 03 Sep 2019

EU and US sanctions applied after Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 have crippled the country’s syndicated loans market.

Russian borrowers have raised only $5.9bn internationally so far this year, through nine syndicated loan deals. In the last pre-sanctions year, $39.41bn worth of deals had been signed by this point ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 278,288.62 760 11.18%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 259,016.14 790 10.41%
3 Citi 161,373.76 477 6.48%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 142,081.38 533 5.71%
5 MUFG 125,887.52 715 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 6.94%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,575.51 45 6.75%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 8,141.15 43 6.41%
4 JPMorgan 7,542.47 37 5.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 7,283.60 38 5.73%

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%