• Turkish fears re-intensify, but FIs unscathed as Akbank closes

    Akbank has closed an oversubscribed loan, welcoming eight new banks to its syndicate and kickstarting the refinancing season for Turkish banks. The deal was signed amid increasing market uncertainty in Turkey, with the lira having weakened and uncertainty surrounding local elections this weekend.

    • 27 Mar 2019
  • Bondholders set for payday as Inmarsat LBO steps forward

    Holders of Inmarsat’s 6.5% 2024 high yield notes are recommended to take profits, as the board of the UK-listed satellite company recommended an LBO offer from a consortium of investors. Barclays, Bank of America, and UBS are arranging a $3.625bn term loan and a $600m-equivalent multicurrency revolver to fund the deal.

    • 26 Mar 2019
  • Green drive dwarfed by lenders’ $1.9tr fossil fuel financing

    Banks have pumped $1.9tr into fossil fuel financing since the Paris Agreement was signed, according to a new report. This is despite the widespread push from investors and shareholders for a greener approach to funding business.

    • 25 Mar 2019
  • High yield buyers squeezed as stalwarts switch to investment grade

    High yield bond investors in Europe are getting squeezed from both sides, as formerly regular visitors to the market hit investment grade status, and new acquisition financings hit the loan market rather than bonds. Schaeffler’s blow-out debut in the investment grade bond market on Tuesday took out €1.5bn equivalent of former HY product.

    • 21 Mar 2019
  • SSP returns to US PP mart with scant Brexit premium

    SSP, the UK food and drinks retail operator, has sold US private placements (US PP) via Barclays and Bank of America. Pricing was similar to its PP debut last year, market participants said, which is a sign that, for the right UK credit, the market remains stable amid the Brexit storm.

    • 21 Mar 2019
  • Perstorp launches refi after sale of UK unit

    Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Nordea launched a refinancing deal for specialty chemicals firm Perstorp Holding, a Swedish-headquartered PAI Partners and Landmark Partners portfolio company.

    • 19 Mar 2019
  • IFCO launches buyout debt

    Bank of America and Goldman Sachs have launched the loan backing Triton Partners and Luxinva's buyout of IFCO Systems, the Germany-based reusable plastics business of Australia’s Brambles.

    • 19 Mar 2019
  • Three follow Akbank into Turkish refi season

    Garanti Bank, Turk Eximbank and Ziraat Bank have begun refinancing one year loans, according to two loans bankers. Pricing is said to be in line with Akbank, which launched a refinancing in early February.

    • 12 Mar 2019
  • Pearson gives ESG loans new educational direction

    Pearson, the UK educational publisher, has signed a $1.2bn bank facility with a novel margin link to the company’s progress in educational reach, but loans bankers say that this increasingly popular form of funding is unlikely to drag the market out of its low volume melancholy.

    • 07 Mar 2019
  • Cadent Gas sells one of UK utility sector's largest private placements

    Cadent Gas has sold £680m-equivalent of US private placements (US PP) across several tranches, in dollars and sterling, according to market participants, in one of the largest PP transactions from a UK utility on record. This is evidence that PP investors are not shying away from UK names, market participants claim, even amid the uncertainty of Brexit.

    • 04 Mar 2019

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 227,365.29 1021 8.28%
2 Citi 211,404.92 882 7.70%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 176,375.36 735 6.42%
4 Barclays 164,503.56 674 5.99%
5 HSBC 136,422.24 745 4.97%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 27,431.07 110 7.86%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 25,676.63 105 7.36%
3 JPMorgan 21,834.93 53 6.26%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,382.31 54 6.13%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 16,639.52 78 4.77%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 7,483.79 37 9.65%
2 JPMorgan 7,363.27 46 9.50%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,842.44 35 8.83%
4 Citi 5,763.97 41 7.44%
5 UBS 4,691.07 23 6.05%