Winners revealed: Syndicated Loans and Leveraged Finance Awards 2014

On February 11, GlobalCapital held its annual Syndicated Loans and Leveraged Finance industry dinner and announced the winners of the Loan Awards 2014.

  • By Dan Alderson
  • 13 Feb 2015
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These are the only awards decided by market participants themselves, and the results below (listed by top three, with first place the winner) are based solely on a poll of investors, borrowers, private equity houses and banks working in the market and which was carried out in November last year.

Our thanks to all who attended and to the sponsor of the event, Standard & Poor’s.

DEAL OF THE YEAR 

1 ZF Friedrichshafen $16.17bn September 2014

2 Bayer $14.2bn June 2014

3 Jacobs Douwe Egberts $10.37bn July 2014

LARGE CAP LEVERAGED LOAN OF THE YEAR

1 Jacobs Douwe Egberts $10.37bn July 2014

2 Altice / Numericable $6.26bn April 2014

3 Ziggo $5.94bn February 2014

MID-CAP LEVERAGED LOAN OF THE YEAR

1 Vedici €325m June 2014

2 CallCredit £177.5m March 2014

3 Continental Foods €395m July 2014

BEST TRANSATLANTIC LEVERAGED LOAN

1 Altice / Numericable $6.26bn April 2014

2 Jacobs Douwe Egberts $10.37bn July 2014

3 Ziggo $5.94bn February 2014

BEST PROJECT FINANCE LOAN

1 Project Gemini €2.1bn May 2014

2 Star Rafineri $2.06bn May 2014

3 Merseylink £295.5m March 2014

M&A LOAN OF THE YEAR (INVESTMENT GRADE)

1 Bayer $14.2bn June 2014

2 Merck & Co $6bn August 2014

3 ZF Friedrichshafen $16.17bn September 2014

SCHULDSCHEIN DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 United Internet €600m November 2014

2 REWE €175m September 2014

3 Baywa €383m September 2014

PRIVATE PLACEMENT DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 Copenhagen Airport $360m October 2014

2 Wood Group $375m May 2014

3 AVR €300m December 2014

FRENCH DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 Altice / Numericable $6.26bn April 2014 

2 Sebia $874m July 2014

3 Ceva Santé Animale €818m March 2014

UK DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 Imperial Tobacco $13.17bn July 2014

2 Bestway £725m October 2014

3 BSkyB $11.22bn July 2014

GERMAN DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 ZF Friedrichshafen $16.17bn September 2014

2 Bayer $14.2bn June 2014

3 Merck & Co $6bn August 2014

SPANISH DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 IDC Salud-Quiron €2.15bn July 2014

2 Grifols $1.5bn January 2014

3 Abengoa €1.4bn September 2014

BENELUX DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 Jacobs Douwe Egberts $10.37bn July 2014

2 Ziggo $5.94bn February 2014

3 Bureau van Dijk $1.13bn August 2014

ITALIAN DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 GTech $2.56bn November 2014

2 Finmeccanica €2.2bn July 2014

3 Telecom Italia €3bn August 2014

NORDIC DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 Electrolux $3.5bn September 2014

2 Nets Holding $1.95bn April 2014

3 Meda $4.07bn July 2014

CEE DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 Mol $1.55bn October 2014

2 Slovak Gas $2.42bn May 2014

3 KGHM Polska $2.5bn July 2014

MIDDLE EAST DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co $1bn November 2014

2 Etisalat €3.15bn April 2014

3 DP World $3bn June 2014

AFRICAN DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 Sonangol $2bn July 2014

2 Ghana Cocoa Board – CocoBod $1.7bn September 2014

3 First Quantum Minerals $3bn May 2014

TURKISH DEAL OF THE YEAR

1 Star Rafineri $2.06bn May 2014

2 Ülker $550m November 2014

3 Yildiz/United Biscuits £985m November 2014 

MOST IMPRESSIVE TMT BORROWER

1 Altice / Numericable

2 Ziggo

3 BSkyB

MOST IMPRESSIVE POWER AND UTILITY BORROWER

1 GDF Suez

2 Iberdrola

3 Thames Water 

MOST IMPRESSIVE INDUSTRIAL BORROWER

1 Bayer

2 Siemens

3 Merck & Co

MOST IMPRESSIVE AUTO AND TRANSPORT BORROWER

1 ZF Friedrichshafen

2 PSA Peugeot Citroen  

3 Schaeffler

MOST IMPRESSIVE CONSUMER AND RETAIL BORROWER

1 Jacobs Douwe Egberts

2 Imperial Tobacco

3 Carrefour

MOST IMPRESSIVE NATURAL RESOURCES BORROWER

1 Glencore

2 BHP Billiton

3 Premier Oil

LOAN HOUSE OF THE YEAR

1 Deutsche Bank

2 Credit Suisse

3 JP Morgan

BEST ARRANGER OF WESTERN EUROPEAN LOANS

1 Deutsche Bank

2 BNP Paribas

3 Credit Suisse

BEST ARRANGER OF GERMAN LOANS

1 Deutsche Bank

2 Commerzbank

3 UniCredit

BEST ARRANGER OF FRENCH LOANS

1 BNP Paribas

2 Société Générale

3 Crédit Agricole CIB

BEST ARRANGER OF SPANISH LOANS

1 BBVA

2 Santander

3 BNP Paribas

BEST ARRANGER OF ITALIAN LOANS

1 UniCredit

2 Intesa Sanpaolo

3 Mediobanca

BEST ARRANGER OF NORDIC LOANS

1 SEB

2 Nordea

3 DNB

BEST ARRANGER OF UK LOANS

1 Lloyds

2 Barclays

3 HSBC

BEST ARRANGER OF BENELUX LOANS

1 ING

2 BNP Paribas

3 Rabobank

BEST ARRANGER OF AFRICAN LOANS

1 Standard Chartered     

2 Standard Bank

3 Citi

BEST ARRANGER OF LOANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

1 HSBC

2 Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

3 Standard Chartered 

BEST ARRANGER OF TURKISH LOANS

1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2 Garanti Bank

3 HSBC

BEST ARRANGER OF LOANS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

1 UniCredit

2 ING

3 Raiffeisen Bank International

BEST ARRANGER OF PROJECT FINANCE LOANS

1 Crédit Agricole CIB

2 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp

3 Société Générale

BEST ARRANGER OF TRADE FINANCE LOANS 

1 Standard Chartered

2 Citi

3 HSBC

BEST ARRANGER OF M&A LOANS

1 Deutsche Bank

2 JP Morgan

3 Citi

BEST ARRANGER OF MID-CAP LOANS

1 Commerzbank

2 Lloyds

3 HSBC

BEST ARRANGER OF SCHULDSCHEINE

1 Commerzbank

2 Helaba

3 LBBW

BEST LAW FIRM

1 Clifford Chance

2 Linklaters

3 Allen & Overy

BEST ARRANGER OF LEVERAGED LOANS

1 Deutsche Bank

2 Credit Suisse

3 JP Morgan

BEST INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR IN SENIOR LOANS 

1 Alcentra

2 GSO Blackstone

3 Babson

BEST MEZZANINE INVESTOR

1 MezzVest

2 Partners Group     

3 Park Square

BEST DISTRESSED LOAN INVESTOR

1 Strategic Value Partners

2 Oaktree  

3 Centerbridge

BEST PRIVATE EQUITY HOUSE

1 CVC

2 KKR 

3 Carlyle

BEST SECONDARY LOANS HOUSE

1 Credit Suisse

2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch

3 JP Morgan

BEST LOAN RESTRUCTURING HOUSE

1 Houlihan Lokey

2 Rothschild

3 Morgan Stanley

  • By Dan Alderson
  • 13 Feb 2015

Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 269,123.34 749 11.01%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 257,678.35 786 10.54%
3 Citi 154,176.72 469 6.31%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 140,458.98 521 5.74%
5 MUFG 123,389.83 702 5.05%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 3,696.09 10 8.40%
2 First Abu Dhabi Bank 3,439.28 15 7.82%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 3,038.82 11 6.91%
4 BNP Paribas 2,705.06 6 6.15%
5 Citi 2,349.19 11 5.34%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 8,575.51 45 6.89%
2 BNP Paribas 8,524.78 57 6.84%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 7,835.85 40 6.29%
4 Goldman Sachs 7,283.60 38 5.85%
5 JPMorgan 6,871.08 35 5.52%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 34,500.40 147 7.60%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 33,214.96 138 7.32%
3 JPMorgan 24,833.56 67 5.47%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,368.44 65 5.15%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 22,509.71 104 4.96%

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%