AFC signs Samurai loan as Asia money pours into Africa

Lagos-headquartered Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has debuted in the Samurai loan market, raising a $150m-equivalent loan from a consortium of Japanese lenders. The deal is one of two Samurai loans signed by African borrowers in recent weeks.

  • By Mariam Meskin
  • 03 Sep 2019

The loan is made up of a dollar tranche and a yen tranche, totalling at least $150m-equivalent. Each tranche has a tenor of three years.

MUFG and SMBC were bookrunners and mandated lead arrangers on the transaction. AFC announced that the deal, which began syndication in July, was signed on ...

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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 %
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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%