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  • Standard Bank draws book over $2bn for T2

    Standard Bank printed a $400m 10 year non-call five tier two bond on Wednesday from a book of more than $2bn in a deal that even rival syndicate bankers called a roaring success.

    • 23 May 2019
  • Kenya tightens pricing on twin trancher

    Kenya hit screens on Wednesday with a dual tranche bond. Investors said initial price thoughts looked generous and so the leads were able to cut the yield by more than had been expected during execution.

    • 16 May 2019
  • Nepi shakes off Viceroy report with bond

    Nepi Rockcastle, a Johannesburg- and Amsterdam-listed real estate fund, printed a €500m four year bond on Wednesday. In doing so, it seemed to shake off concerns about the company raised by research firm Viceroy in November, though investors still had questions during the marketing of the bond.

    • 16 May 2019
  • Kenya leaves 'juice on the table' with new twin trancher

    The Republic of Kenya has released initial price guidance for its latest bond issue, which two emerging markets bond investors deemed generous.

    • 15 May 2019
  • Ramaphosa set for re-election, banks hope to get back to deals

    Opinion polls indicate that South Africa’s incumbent African National Congress party and president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will win the country’s hotly contested general election, held on Wednesday, with a reduced majority. Bankers expect financing business to return to normal soon, after pausing in the run-up to the election.

    • 09 May 2019

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  • Ivory Coast to close loan at €300m-€400m

    Ivory Coast will finalise a seven year loan imminently, according to bankers. The deal reflects healthy appetite for sovereign borrowing in the region.

    • 23 May 2019
  • EM loan mart anticipates extended decline, bonds to reap benefits

    Emerging market loan volumes continue to suffer with year-to-date volumes down 60% from the same period in 2018. Global economic slowdown and the fear of trade wars, combined with the increasing appeal of the bond market, are dampening the prospects of recovery in the syndicated loan market in 2019.

    • 13 May 2019
  • Ramaphosa set for re-election, banks hope to get back to deals

    Opinion polls indicate that South Africa’s incumbent African National Congress party and president, Cyril Ramaphosa, will win the country’s hotly contested general election, held on Wednesday, with a reduced majority. Bankers expect financing business to return to normal soon, after pausing in the run-up to the election.

    • 09 May 2019
  • Market awaits SA election results, but FIs to remain 'safe'

    Analysts expect the African National Congress (ANC) to win South Africa's general elections next Wednesday. Although a number of deep-rooted domestic problems have the potential to throw the country into an economic crisis, bankers expect FIs to remain "safe" in the worst of scenarios.

    • 02 May 2019
  • FirstRand transfers dollar debt to Mauritius arm

    FirstRand Bank has transferred outstanding dollar debt from one of its syndicated loans to Rand Merchant Bank International. The amendment comes amid an anticipated increase in loan activity from South African banks, which bankers are keeping a close eye on.

    • 29 Apr 2019

Latest Africa Equity news                 bonds  |  loans

  • Polish REIT prices block in Johannesburg

    EPP NV, a Polish firm that owns malls and office buildings, raised over €90m of equity capital in Johannesburg on Wednesday last week.

    • 29 Apr 2019
  • Sibanye raises $120m ahead of mining wage talks

    Sibanye-Stillwater, the South African commodities miner, sold a 108.9m share block in the market on Tuesday night to solidify its balance sheet as the company continues to weather a gold workers' strike and prepares for wage talks with unions for its platinum workers.

    • 10 Apr 2019
  • African IPOs coming to London, despite political hurdles

    A cluster of large pan-African companies are exploring listings on the London Stock Exchange, but many have delayed their plans because of political risk in both Africa and the UK.

    • 04 Apr 2019
  • Steinhoff 'saga' continues with further asset sales

    Steinhoff International continued to dispose of assets this week with a R4.8bn (€293m) sale in KAP Industrial Holdings, the South African industrial company, with the company expected to shed more holding to meet its subsidiaries' funding requirements.

    • 28 Mar 2019
  • DWF announces IPO but investors await big listings from EM

    DWF, the UK law firm, has filed paperwork on an initial public offering in London, but many in equity capital markets are predicting that the the city’s largest deals will come from the emerging markets.

    • 31 Jan 2019

Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 22,359.08 123 7.61%
2 JPMorgan 21,917.68 109 7.46%
3 HSBC 21,403.26 169 7.29%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 17,273.41 119 5.88%
5 Deutsche Bank 12,010.87 66 4.09%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 4,325.33 16 11.99%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,224.27 16 11.71%
3 JPMorgan 3,818.54 15 10.59%
4 Morgan Stanley 2,844.36 8 7.89%
5 Santander 2,639.35 13 7.32%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 12,428.53 42 12.50%
2 Citi 10,614.23 37 10.67%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 9,665.29 37 9.72%
4 HSBC 6,799.03 30 6.84%
5 Deutsche Bank 5,013.13 10 5.04%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 857.45 5 12.87%
2 MUFG 848.66 4 12.74%
3 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China - ICBC 742.79 3 11.15%
4 JPMorgan 369.88 4 5.55%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 293.72 4 4.41%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Standard Chartered Bank 1,783.30 14 17.16%
2 HSBC 1,191.32 13 11.46%
3 JPMorgan 1,015.66 11 9.77%
4 Citi 941.15 11 9.06%
5 Barclays 802.96 10 7.73%