• VPBank Finance makes quick return for $150m

    VPBank Finance Co, the consumer finance arm of Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank, has made a rapid return for a $150m loan.

    • 19 Oct 2020
  • Genting in talks with banks for debt restructuring

    Genting Hong Kong, a cruise ship operator under financial pressure due to the pandemic, held a meeting on Monday with its bank creditors to discuss a debt restructuring plan.

    • 26 Aug 2020
  • Indomobil changes tack, opens for syndication

    Indomobil Finance Indonesia has launched a $240m borrowing into general syndication, changing its approach to the fundraising after market sentiment improved.

    • 24 Jun 2020
  • Genting seeks to delay loan payments as Covid-19 bites

    Cruise ship operator Genting Hong Kong has become the latest Asian company to seek a covenant waiver on a loan as the Covid-19 pandemic hits its operations. A rise in payment deferral requests is putting further pressure on retail banks that are already being forced to take a step back from lending. Pan Yue reports.

    • 21 May 2020
  • Genting seeks ‘debt holiday’ with loan waiver request

    Genting Hong Kong, a cruise ship operator, has sent out a waiver request to lenders to postpone the principal payments on a $300m loan, as it navigates challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

    • 20 May 2020
  • CP Group launches Tesco Asia loan into general

    Charoen Pokphand Group has launched a $7.15bn-equivalent loan into general syndication after attracting five banks at the senior level.

    • 15 May 2020
  • Dai Quang Minh seeks banks for $130m loan

    Dai Quang Minh Corp, the real estate arm of Vietnamese carmaker Truong Hai Auto Corp, has opened a $130m loan into general syndication.

    • 25 Mar 2020
  • Press Metal raises $300m for Bintan Alumina stake buy

    Malaysia’s Press Metal Aluminium has raised a $300m dual-tranche financing to support its acquisition of Bintan Alumina Indonesia (BAI).

    • 16 Mar 2020
  • TCC lines up $10bn loan for Tesco deal

    TCC Group, controlled by Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, has agreed a $10bn two year loan to support its bid for Tesco’s Asian assets.

    • 03 Mar 2020
  • Trans Retail loan: right call on staggered fees

    Trans Retail Indonesia has caused a stir by deciding to structure its new syndicated loan with a relatively rare two-stage participation fee payment. Although not all banks will be wholeheartedly on board, the borrower’s move is savvy under the circumstances.

    • 18 Feb 2020
  • Trans Retail’s unusual fee payment surprises bankers, but more clarity is needed

    Trans Retail Indonesia, also known as Carrefour Indonesia, has returned to the loan market for a $740m-equivalent dual-currency deal. It features an unusual fee structure that has left many bankers scratching their heads, writes Pan Yue.

    • 13 Feb 2020
  • Trans Retail shakes things up with new loan

    Trans Retail Indonesia, also known as Carrefour Indonesia, has launched a dual-currency deal into general syndication, opting for a slightly different approach to paying participation fees to lenders.

    • 11 Feb 2020
  • Trans Retail, Sritex mandate banks for loan return

    Trans Retail Indonesia, previously known as Carrefour Indonesia, and textile firm Sri Rejeki Isman (Sritex) have both mandated banks for new loans.

    • 21 Jan 2020
  • Vingroup attracts 14 banks to $525m loan

    Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup Joint Stock Co and its automobile subsidiary VinFast have exercised part of a greenshoe option on their joint borrowing, boosting the loan size to $525m.

    • 03 Jan 2020
  • VPBank Finance boosts borrowing to $200m

    VPBank Finance Company, the consumer finance arm of Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank, has increased the size of its loan to $200m after seven banks joined during general syndication

    • 02 Jan 2020

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Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.45
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.56
3 China Merchants Bank Co 12.10
4 China Construction Bank (CCB) 9.85
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 8.93

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1 Morgan Stanley 22.44 89 7.39%
2 CITIC Securities 19.78 121 6.52%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 19.76 95 6.51%
4 Goldman Sachs 17.76 107 5.85%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 15.52 60 5.11%

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 28.85 223 7.62%
2 Citi 28.41 169 7.50%
3 JPMorgan 19.37 134 5.12%
4 BofA Securities 18.70 103 4.94%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 17.89 163 4.72%

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