May loan figures fall to new record low

The past month has seen the lowest number of European corporate loans completed in any May since before 1995, according to data provided by Dealogic. There were just 36 transactions in May 2012, down from 110 deals in May last year. The monthly volumes recorded, totaling $34.91bn, are the lowest seen in May since 2002, when only $30.97bn of loans were completed. Last year, deals worth $71.474bn were completed in May.

  • 01 Jun 2012

The low number of transactions in May comes after a poor April in the loan market, when volumes fell 67% year on year to $30.8bn. Volumes for April in western Europe ($27.5bn) also fell
to their lowest level for that month of the year since 2002.

However, corporate ...

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