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  • MMC makes £4.3bn debt funded swoop on JLT

    US firm Marsh & McLennan Companies will buy UK insurance company Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) for around £4.3bn, with a Goldman Sachs bridge loan due to do most of the deal’s heavy financial lifting.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • LMA and ACT update Libor replacement guide

    The Loan Market Association (LMA) and the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) have released an update to their guide on the Libor reforms, as the industry bodies look to lead the market through the “enormous task” of transitioning away from the pricing benchmark.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • PIF hints at regular capital markets use

    Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has got markets buzzing after announcing that its $11bn loan signed earlier this month is the first step of its capital markets funding programme.

    • 18 Sep 2018

  • HSBC picks DCM stalwart to co-head securities services

    HSBC Securities Services has appointed two global co-heads — one of them a well-known figure in the debt capital markets.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • AfDB leads diverse push for SSA risk transfer

    The African Development Bank’s $1bn synthetic securitization is not its first risk transfer transaction, and will not be its last. The bank has marked itself out as a leader in this sphere, though the effort to get such techniques to work is also highly collaborative.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • Breakthrough for supra ABS as AfDB debuts

    The African Development Bank has become the first supranational bank to use a securitization sold to private investors to free up balance sheet capacity. The deal, four years in the making, demonstrates a new technique that could expand development banks’ firepower to promote development.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • EC’s guarantee fund a useful ally for markets

    The European Commission has unveiled a portfolio of financial guarantee transactions it is doing to support development in Africa and regions bordering the EU. Among them are two programmes conducted by the African Development Bank, including its new synthetic securitisation.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • ‘Have you forgotten your brothers?’

    Those at Lehman Brothers on Monday, September 15, 2008 will remember the moment the lines between the London and New York offices went dead.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • Intersnack banks on SSD flexibility with sterling tranche

    German snack food company Intersnack has launched a €150m-equivalent Schuldschein with euro and sterling tranches — evidence, market players said, of the flexibility of the instrument.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • O-film Tech debuts with $100m amid US-China trade war

    China’s O-film Tech is tapping offshore lenders for the first time for a $100m term loan, hitting the market amid escalating tensions between the US and China.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • Datacenter goes big locally with loan

    Dutch firm Datacenter Group has signed a €52m syndicated facility as part of an acquisition that will see it become the also data centre provider in the Netherlands.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina gets infrastructure loan

    The Bosnia and Herzegovina sovereign has signed a €180m loan to build sections of a motorway, seen as a key infrastructure project in bringing the country towards EU markets.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • Ukraine's ViOil triples tenor on bank loan

    Ukraine’s ViOil has returned to the market for an $80m loan, with the cooking oil company managing to stretch the tenor of its bank debt from one to three years.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • Nexity doubles size of bank credit facility

    France’s Nexity has signed a €2.3bn corporate credit facility, with the real estate developer refinancing early and ramping up the size of its bank line to finance its growth strategy.

    • 12 Sep 2018
  • Europe's levfin markets strong but tough

    Borrowers are unloading a still increasing number of new deals in the leveraged debt primary markets in September, hoping to find sufficient demand. But investor appetite, while supportive, is showing a selective taste this week.

    • 12 Sep 2018
  • Turkish corps can handle refi needs, says Moody’s

    Most rated Turkish corporates can handle their refinancing needs over the next 12-18 months, according to Moody’s. This is despite anecdotal evidence from bankers about deteriorating loan metrics in the country.

    • 11 Sep 2018
  • Sterling lev loans brave Brexit uncertainty

    Sterling leveraged loan volumes are on the rise, even as sterling high yield bond volumes have been heavily curtailed, said Marlborough Partners this week.

    • 10 Sep 2018
  • RPC catches private equity’s eye

    The UK’s RPC Group is in talks with two private equity firms for a potential sale, with the plastics packaging company’s pre-acquisition leverage well below covenant breaching levels.

    • 10 Sep 2018
  • European levfin pipeline shoots above €20bn before mid-September

    On Friday, AkzoNobel and Suse announced new deals in the already bustling European markets for high yield bonds and leveraged loans, bolstering expectations of record volume for September.

    • 07 Sep 2018

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  • Cash on the blockchain: banks must catch up

    A reliable way to settle fiat currency transactions on blockchain is the biggest obstacle holding back the financial services industry from realising the benefits of blockchain. More and more organisations are coming up with solutions, so where are the banks?

    • 11 Sep 2018
  • 10 things that changed in 10 years that had nothing to do with Lehman

    Imagining capital markets and investment banking in 2018 without the global financial crisis is a big leap. The chaos and turmoil of 2008 deeply scarred traders, bankers and regulators and defined the intellectual imperatives for the changes that followed — the wholesale revamp of prudential and markets regulation, the bailouts, the reorganisations, the new monetary tools and new ways of seeing the world. But the past 10 years haven’t all been about the crisis.

    • 11 Sep 2018

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    Last week began with a cheery festive glow but soon changed to a cold chill once discussion turned to the challenges facing the market in 2017.

    • 12 Dec 2016

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Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 333,577.03 960 10.78%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 305,375.25 978 9.87%
3 Citi 184,742.14 543 5.97%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 176,390.90 648 5.70%
5 MUFG 127,673.57 738 4.13%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 35,188.43 145 6.49%
2 JPMorgan 32,762.25 63 6.04%
3 UniCredit 29,291.42 133 5.40%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 28,951.69 110 5.34%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 26,611.53 134 4.91%

Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 333,577.03 960 10.78%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 305,375.25 978 9.87%
3 Citi 184,742.14 543 5.97%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 176,390.90 648 5.70%
5 MUFG 127,673.57 738 4.13%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Standard Chartered Bank 3,639.74 13 7.32%
2 Citi 3,471.92 10 6.98%
3 JPMorgan 3,173.44 8 6.38%
4 Mizuho 2,968.52 9 5.97%
5 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 2,575.67 5 5.18%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 14,336.43 69 7.12%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 12,134.36 54 6.03%
3 Deutsche Bank 11,901.17 45 5.91%
4 Goldman Sachs 11,327.05 46 5.63%
5 UniCredit 10,733.06 63 5.33%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 35,188.43 145 6.49%
2 JPMorgan 32,762.25 63 6.04%
3 UniCredit 29,291.42 133 5.40%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 28,951.69 110 5.34%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 26,611.53 134 4.91%

Syndicated Loan Revenue - EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Apr 2016
1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%