CEEMEA loans have worst quarterly performance on record

Downward Slope Sign
By Mariam Meskin
06 Apr 2020

The number of year-to-date loans signed across CEEMEA more than halved compared to last year, which bankers said is a direct result of the coronavirus crisis that has engulfed countries and markets worldwide. The outlook for issuance is bleak, to the dismay of many lenders.

There were 40 deals signed across CEEMEA in the first quarter of 2020, with a total deal value of $30.3bn, according to Dealogic data. That is down 58% from 2019, when 97 deals were signed in the first quarter, with a total value of $51bn. That total deal ...

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