Forward start kerfuffle shows loans market is back in motion

Loans bankers are squabbling over their market’s hot new structure, the forward start facility. Both sides have good points to make but the real significance lies in the argument itself: the debate is no longer about whether banks will ever lend anything to anyone ever again, but rather about competition for business.

  • 17 Feb 2009

Forward starts have been the fashion in Europe’s syndicated loan market since the start of the year, becoming a vital source of activity in a market largely devoid of new-money deals.

They first appeared during the current crisis — though they did exist previously as the awkwardly named ‘commitment ...

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 408,616.30 1152 10.88%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 371,992.55 1184 9.91%
3 Citi 228,795.20 662 6.09%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 210,380.31 767 5.60%
5 MUFG 158,192.59 964 4.21%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 6,061.47 20 7.61%
2 HSBC 5,941.43 15 7.46%
3 JPMorgan 5,279.69 14 6.63%
4 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 4,870.55 10 6.11%
5 Mizuho 4,566.75 13 5.73%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 18,944.37 86 7.87%
2 JPMorgan 15,967.87 54 6.63%
3 Deutsche Bank 15,191.25 54 6.31%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 13,287.71 61 5.52%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,997.24 58 5.40%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 46,112.22 182 6.98%
2 JPMorgan 44,545.29 93 6.74%
3 UniCredit 35,639.50 153 5.39%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 33,211.72 160 5.03%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 32,419.80 126 4.91%

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%