Latest investment grade loans news

  • JD.com to take $1bn from debut financing

    Nasdaq-listed Chinese tech firm JD.com will wrap up its first international syndicated loan at $1bn, double the launch size, said bankers close to the situation.

    • 06 Dec 2017
  • Asian sustainable lending needs a big push

    A novel green loan for Singapore-listed Wilmar has put a focus on sustainability-based borrowings in Asia — or the lack thereof. But now the agribusiness company has provided a template for such financings, the onus is on banks and borrowers to push for change in the region. The benefits may be intangible, but they will be more far-reaching than a few extra basis points on the P&L.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • Asian sustainable lending in focus amid green loan first

    A novel green loan for Singapore’s Wilmar International has put the focus on the potential for sustainable products in Asia. While green bonds have gained popularity in the region, the loan market is still lagging far behind — but that appears to be set to change, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

    • 30 Nov 2017
  • Beijing Capital returns for HK$2bn refinancing

    Beijing Capital (Hong Kong) is back in the loan market after a gap of more than one year for a HK$2bn ($256m) fundraising.

    • 28 Nov 2017
  • Indian lenders sign up for BPRL’s $400m loan

    A $400m loan for Bharat Petroleum Corp’s (BPCL) offshore unit was allocated last week, attracting commitments from three Indian banks during the two months it was open to participants.

    • 27 Nov 2017
  • Kingboard Chemical seals larger HK$5.5bn fundraising

    Kingboard Chemical Holdings took out HK$5.5bn ($704.4m) from the syndicated loan market this week, after bringing in nine banks as bookrunners on top of the two original lead banks.

    • 24 Nov 2017
  • Tata Motors takes £640m refi into general syndication

    Tata Motors’ £640m ($839m) refinancing has been launched into general syndication after the senior phase was completed this month.

    • 24 Nov 2017
  • Yes, please! Samurai loan market sees rare Indian deal

    Yes Bank has dipped its toes into the Japanese Samurai loan market for the first time to raise ¥16.5bn ($150m), placing it among a handful of Indian firms that have tapped into yen liquidity. The move could inspire other Indian financial institutions to follow — provided the pricing advantage holds. John Loh reports.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Greatship, Sino Horizon beam $849m loans into general

    Greatship (India) and Sino Horizon Holdings are in the market with their latest financings, each offering three ticket levels.

    • 23 Nov 2017
  • Universal Medical, Luxshare Precision allocate loans

    Universal Medical Financial & Technical Advisory Services has doubled its debut financing to $600m, with 13 banks joining in general syndication.

    • 22 Nov 2017

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Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.62
2 CITIC Securities 21.06
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.72
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.18
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.56

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 CITIC Securities 16,270.37 85 6.32%
2 UBS 14,128.60 88 5.49%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,744.37 58 4.56%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 11,422.00 55 4.44%
5 Morgan Stanley 10,900.56 58 4.23%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 35,178.30 245 8.08%
2 Citi 34,267.00 196 7.87%
3 JPMorgan 26,001.66 142 5.97%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,496.54 111 4.93%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 19,923.39 139 4.57%

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