• Mashreqbank on a roll with African bank loans

    Dubai's Mashreqbank is adding a deal for Nigeria's Access Bank to the string of loans to African financial institutions it has arranged.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • The struggle to staff up for Saudi DCM

    Saudi Arabia’s debt markets are open for business, the hiring charge is on and foreign banks are flooding in, but there has been a struggle to build a local force of primary bond market bankers, boding ill for the capital markets expansion the country is hoping for.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • QInvest loses head of DCM

    QInvest’s head of debt capital market and financial institutions has left the bank earlier this week.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • ADCB updates MTN programme as FAB waits in the wings

    It could be a clash of the Abu Dhabi banking titans as Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank is updating its MTN programme — a possible precursor to a bond issue — while First Abu Dhabi Bank is poised with a trade.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • ECA financing on the rise in the Middle East

    Demand for export credit agency financing is growing among firms operating in the Middle East as banks clamp down on lending amid low oil prices over recent years.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Energean's flotation offers pure play on Mediterranean energy

    Energean, the oil and gas exploration company focused on the Eastern Mediterranean, plans to go public on the London Stock Exchange next month to finance the development of gas fields off the coast of Israel.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • MidEast trade finance experts see opportunities in political climate

    A hardening of the US attitude to Iran, tensions with Turkey and the Qatari crisis may be closing some doors for trade in the Middle East but experts are convinced it is opening others, with China's One Belt, One Road initiative pushing countries such as China, India and Russia towards the region.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Bank Sohar’s $300m loan to be oversubscribed

    Bank Sohar, the Omani bank, is expected to sign an oversubscribed three year loan for $300m by the end of February. Demand for the facility has been high from international banks despite the country’s rising budget deficit.

    • 14 Feb 2018
  • Public bonds would be better for Qatar National Bank

    Qatar National Bank (QNB) has picked up $2.38bn of bonds via private placements (PPs) in the last fortnight. But the size of the deals are such that they would have been better printed as public Eurobonds.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • Dubai Holding’s telecom business seeks $572m refi

    Investment holding company Dubai Holding’s telecom business — Emirates International Telecommunications (EIT) — is looking to refinance a previous facility with a Dh2.1bn ($572m) club loan.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • Keep Qatar and carry on

    Ever since six Arab countries led by Saudia Arabia and the UAE ostracised Qatar last summer, banks have been agonising over the feud.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Banks stick by Qatar on QNB funding despite Gulf spat

    Qatar National Bank (QNB) has signed a $3.5bn loan with 21 international banks, with one of those also selling over $2.3bn of MTNs for the issuer, showing that banks’ jitters about supporting Qatari entities in the wake of the dispute between the sultanate and six other Arab states have partly been assuaged. Bianca Boorer and Virginia Furness report.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Israel Electric cuts through vol to price with zero NIP

    Israel Electric (IEC) shrugged off any concerns of contagion from the equity market rout earlier this week to print $1bn with no new issue premium on Wednesday.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • GlobalCapital Loan Awards 2017: the full results

    GlobalCapital revealed the winners of its 2017 Loan Awards at its annual Loans and Leveraged Finance Awards Dinner at Gibson Hall in London on February 7. The full results are below: GlobalCapital congratulates all the winners and nominees.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • QNB signs $3.5bn loan with 21 banks at lower pricing

    Qatar National Bank has signed a $3.5bn loan with 21 international banks, showing that banks' jitters about supporting Qatari entities in the wake of the dispute between the sultanate and six other Arab states have partly been assuaged.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • Sabic in talks with banks about loan financing

    Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic), a diversified chemicals producer, is looking to raise a large syndicated loan with international banks, according to sources close to the potential deal.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • Israel Electric on track with dollar deal

    Israel Electric revised pricing downwards on its 10.5 year bond issue on Wednesday as it looks to push out its curve.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • Panda bonds aren’t fit for purpose. Time to cut the red tape.

    Panda bond issuance has so far been dominated by overseas-incorporated Chinese names. That bolsters volumes, but it does little to help the market fulfil its role of boosting RMB internationalisation. Policymakers have the chance to fix it — but only if they are bold enough to let markets play a bigger role.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • EM resilient in face of global equity sell-off

    The Institute of International Finance (IIF) on Monday reported $4bn of outflows from emerging market bond funds since January 30, but even in the face of a global equity sell-off, the asset class has been largely resilient — for now.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • QNB to increase loan due to oversubscription

    Qatar National Bank is expected to increase its loan to around $3.25bn, after it received commitments exceeding its launch amount.

    • 05 Feb 2018
  • Qatar National Bank sells second, larger PP

    Two days after locking in a $1bn private placement, Qatar National Bank has sold a second two year floating rate note, this time for $1.38bn.

    • 05 Feb 2018
  • QNB sells $1bn PP as Gulf banks continue innovative funding run

    Qatar National Bank has added to a busy run of funding with a $1bn two year private placement that it sold to a single investor, according to sources. The region's banks have tapped the Islamic and Taiwanese markets and issued in Aussie dollars.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • QNB sells $1bn bond to single investor

    Qatar National Bank has added to its run of funding with a $1bn two year private placement, according to sources.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • Sharjah makes its name with Panda debut

    Chinese investors welcomed the first Panda bond issuer from the Middle East with caution this week. The government of the Emirate of Sharjah sold a Rmb2bn ($317.2m) three year bond in the upper half of the coupon range.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • FAB starts public funding run in sukuk

    First Abu Dhabi Bank will follow Dubai Islamic Bank to the sukuk market as GCC banks look to tap into the enormous pool of Islamic liquidity in the region.

    • 01 Feb 2018

Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 17,767.41 52 13.75%
2 HSBC 12,609.22 58 9.76%
3 JPMorgan 9,925.38 40 7.68%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 8,217.29 45 6.36%
5 Deutsche Bank 7,715.91 23 5.97%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 6,966.21 15 18.50%
2 HSBC 4,464.24 7 11.86%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,144.09 3 11.01%
4 JPMorgan 3,634.02 11 9.65%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,462.62 12 9.20%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7,216.33 17 17.39%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 4,724.26 13 11.38%
3 JPMorgan 3,911.33 13 9.43%
4 HSBC 3,876.07 12 9.34%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2,765.80 5 6.67%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
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 ING 3,668.64 29 9.01%
2 UniCredit 3,440.98 25 8.45%
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 3,156.55 13 7.75%
4 Credit Suisse 2,801.35 8 6.88%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,478.18 21 6.09%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 AXIS Bank 761.34 18 14.55%
2 Standard Chartered Bank 435.32 5 8.32%
3 Trust Investment Advisors 415.64 12 7.94%
4 JPMorgan 366.31 3 7.00%
5 Citi 280.89 2 5.37%