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  • P&G's creditworthiness strained by Merck purchase

    Procter & Gamble has been warned by Moody’s about its €3.4bn debt-financed swoop for Merck Germany’s consumer health unit, as the consolidation in that sector of the wellbeing market continues unabated.

    • 23 Apr 2018
  • Sky Betting sees Stars with $4.7bn offer

    The Stars Group has won around $6.9bn of fully committed debt financing from four banks, as the Canadian gaming and online gambling company moves ahead with its debt and equity purchase of Sky Betting and Gaming.

    • 23 Apr 2018
  • GSK gobbles debt for Novartis stake purchase

    UK pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline has closed syndication on $13bn-equivalent of bridge loans to finance its purchase of Novartis’s stake in the two firms' consumer healthcare joint venture.

    • 20 Apr 2018
  • Natixis loses loans banker to SocGen

    A long time Natixis loans banker has left the bank to join French rival Société Générale’s global loan sales team.

    • 20 Apr 2018
  • Shire rejects £42.4bn Takeda bid offer

    Irish pharmaceutical company Shire has turned down a £42.4bn takeover offer from Takeda, putting pressure on the Japanese company’s ambitions for global expansion as it strives to maintain its dividend and investment grade rating.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • ING switch opens up loans syndicate job

    A director on ING’s syndicated loans desk has moved to a different job, creating a vacancy that the bank intends to fill.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Shire rejects £42.4bn Takeda bid

    Irish pharmaceutical company Shire has turned down a £42.4bn takeover offer from Takeda, putting pressure on the Japanese company’s ambitions for global expansion as it strives to maintain its dividend and investment grade rating.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Euro PP banks fight for market refinancings

    Several of the earliest Euro private placements will mature in the second, third and fourth quarters of 2018. As Euro PP agents gear up for their first serious spate of refinancings, the market faces a test: will its inaugural issuers remain loyal?

    • 18 Apr 2018
  • Hanover first city to launch green SSD

    Hanover has become the first city to offer a green Schuldschein.

    • 16 Apr 2018
  • Schuldschein's record-breaking streak set to end after weak Q1

    After an unthrilling first quarter of 2018 for the Schuldschein market, analysts at two Landesbanks have issued pessimistic forecasts for this year’s deal flow and volume.

    • 16 Apr 2018

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    • 19 Apr 2018

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all loans league tables

Global Syndicated Loan Volume

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 123,852.81 352 10.89%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 122,475.92 375 10.77%
3 Citi 65,208.28 197 5.74%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 61,130.19 417 5.38%
5 Wells Fargo Securities 54,057.80 244 4.75%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 2,550.00 4 10.57%
2 JPMorgan 2,426.50 4 10.06%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 2,273.16 5 9.42%
4 Mizuho 2,238.89 4 9.28%
5 HSBC 2,100.00 4 8.71%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 5,236.90 23 6.25%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,129.09 18 6.12%
3 UniCredit 5,090.85 26 6.08%
4 Barclays 5,053.31 13 6.03%
5 BNP Paribas 4,910.75 20 5.86%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 20,423.32 23 9.47%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,215.71 38 6.59%
3 Deutsche Bank 13,118.70 35 6.08%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,117.87 27 5.62%
5 Citi 11,366.88 31 5.27%

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%