Oasis of promise in a dry landscape

The Middle East has decoupled from the global credit markets, but is still not entirely shielded from its storms. In the second half of 2007, issuers had to offer investors something special — whether generous pricing or a compelling credit story — to ensure success. Joanne O’Connor reports.

  • 12 Jan 2008

Despite tumultuous markets, new issuance out of the Middle Eastern grew again in 2007 as borrowers from the region raised more than $22.5bn in foreign currency bonds, and nearly $30bn in total.

But unlike in 2006, the bulk of this was frontloaded into a frenzied first half during ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 208,286.52 735 8.70%
2 JPMorgan 180,312.22 801 7.53%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 175,954.61 579 7.35%
4 Barclays 152,682.63 530 6.38%
5 HSBC 132,711.10 607 5.54%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 28,912.55 42 8.17%
2 BNP Paribas 23,481.31 80 6.63%
3 Citi 19,694.20 52 5.56%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 18,198.32 63 5.14%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,113.59 74 5.12%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 9,045.53 40 8.97%
2 JPMorgan 8,516.92 36 8.45%
3 Citi 7,537.45 40 7.48%
4 UBS 5,926.29 19 5.88%
5 Deutsche Bank 5,145.17 32 5.10%