Latest investment grade loans news

  • Broadcom offer under pressure as Qualcomm sweetens NXP bid

    US chipmaker Qualcomm has improved its offer for NXP Semiconductors by 16%, leaving Broadcom “evaluating its options” over its $121bn hostile bid for Qualcomm and putting the possibility of a record-breaking syndicated financing on shaky ground.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • EG Group ramps up acquisition spree with third deal

    UK petrol station operator EG Group has announced a third debt-financed acquisition, heaping further pressure on its credit metrics, which rating agencies have already warned are under strain.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • Leonardo homes in on cheaper revolver

    Leonardo, the Italian defence company, has agreed a €1.8bn five year revolver 25bp cheaper than the facility it is replacing, making it the latest crossover borrower to negotiate better terms for itself in a refinancing.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Broadcom's $100bn megaloan structure and spread emerge

    Details have emerged of Broadcom’s record-breaking $100bn financing package for its acquisition of chipmaker Qualcomm. It is paying 100bp over Libor for the biggest two tranches.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • REWE reaches €1bn in Schuldschein market

    German supermarket group REWE has doubled its initial target size of €500m, and become the first corporate in 2018 to place a €1bn Schuldschein loan.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • Unholy trinity threatens Europe's loan market

    The European syndicated loan market is facing an unprecedented structural challenges this year, leaving market participants unsure what the usually steady corner of the capital markets might look like by Christmas, writes Michael Turner.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Broadcom gets record $100bn loan for Qualcomm buy

    US chip maker Broadcom has received commitments for a staggering $100bn funding package for its acquisition of technology company Qualcomm, with the companies meeting for the first time a few days after the record financing was announced.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • GKN fires broadside against hostile £7bn Melrose bid

    UK engineering group GKN has written a formal letter to its shareholders calling the £7bn plus debt-financed hostile takeover bid from industrial conglomerate Melrose 'low price and high risk', prompting yet another quick fire public response from the potential buyer.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • GKN sets out final arguments against hostile Melrose bid

    UK engineering group GKN has written a formal letter to its shareholders calling the £7bn+ debt-financed hostile takeover bid from industrial conglomerate Melrose 'low price and high risk', prompting yet another quick fire public response from the potential buyer.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Rate rises on horizon credited for Euro PP surge

    The euro private placement market is seeing volumes rise to the highs reached in 2013-2015 as corporates push ahead with funding in the hope of beating European Central Bank interest rate rises expected later this year.

    • 15 Feb 2018

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  • The Schuldschein market should mind its manners

    The Schuldschein market's reputation as a gentlemanly club is at risk of diverging from reality. Competition is becoming fiercer and arrangers are employing every weapon in their armouries to win mandates. This is how capital markets behave — but the Schuldschein market should not follow.

    • 20 Feb 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 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 28,625.39 115 10.40%
2 JPMorgan 24,763.63 101 9.00%
3 Citi 16,964.50 59 6.16%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 16,553.79 82 6.01%
5 Deutsche Bank 13,938.61 36 5.06%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UOB 388.89 1 11.11%
1 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 388.89 1 11.11%
1 Standard Chartered Bank 388.89 1 11.11%
1 Mizuho 388.89 1 11.11%
1 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 388.89 1 11.11%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 1,565.51 5 8.52%
2 Citi 1,439.08 6 7.83%
3 Credit Suisse 1,240.24 4 6.75%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,035.28 3 5.63%
5 ING 1,017.89 3 5.54%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 9,359.72 13 13.34%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 7,508.63 11 10.70%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,773.27 11 8.23%
4 Citi 4,606.54 14 6.57%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 3,259.14 12 4.64%

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%