Latest leveraged/non-investment grade loans news

  • Tata Steel loan shrinks to $1.7bn after successful bond

    India's Tata Steel, which mandated a group of 21 lenders last month for a new loan, has shrunk the size of the fundraising following a blowout bond issuance.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • VPBank Finance’s $200m borrowing opens in general

    VPBank Finance is tapping international loan market liquidity for an up to $200m three year facility, which has two lenders at the helm.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • Milbank hires two levfin lawyers from Shearman & Sterling

    As Europe’s leveraged finance markets return to growth, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has added Apostolos Gkoutzinis and Rebecca Marques as partners to its leveraged finance and capital markets team.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Astorg's SGG seeks debt to buy First Names as levloans swell

    SGG Group, the corporate and investor services firm based in Luxembourg and owned by Astorg, will fund its acquisition of UK peer First Names in the leveraged loan market, which has already enjoyed its busiest January ever in EMEA.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Time for Asian loans to shine

    The Asian loan market has had to battle a tough few years, with record volumes in 2014 tailed by four straight annual declines. But loans bankers in the region have a feeling their time may have come.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • Itiviti targets hot lev loan market with second lien

    In stark contrast with a mute high yield bond market, leveraged loan investors were expecting more than €5bn of new deals on Monday, including a $725m-equivalent deal from Swedish trade technology provider Itiviti, which includes a triple-C rated second lien.

    • 19 Feb 2018
  • HY investors lead pushback, but momentum evasive

    Investors in Europe’s leveraged finance markets have started to fight for better pricing and deal terms. But a lack of supply is playing in borrowers' favour.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Unilever Spreads’ €7bn LBO ready for ‘wobbly markets’

    Bookrunners will start marketing the financing for KKR’s buyout of Unilever’s spread business as soon as next week, with the European high yield bond and the leveraged loan market both braced for supply.

    • 14 Feb 2018
  • American Greetings bags financing for CD&R takeover

    Greetings card company American Greetings, which owns brands such as Papyrus and Carlton Cards, has obtained financing from a consortium of banks to finance Clayton, Dubilier & Rice’s acquisition of a 60% stake in the privately owned firm.

    • 13 Feb 2018
  • 3i aims to replicate Refresco success with Royal Sanders acquisition

    Sources have said 3i plans to follow a buy-and-build approach with the newly acquired Royal Sanders, the Anglo-Dutch personal care product manufacturer. The strategy would mirror its successful expansion of drinks bottling company Refresco, which sparked a bounty of deals in the high yield and leveraged loan markets.

    • 13 Feb 2018

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  • VIEW: 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 30,623.58 125 9.68%
2 JPMorgan 28,965.03 121 9.16%
3 Citi 22,140.67 74 7.00%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 18,669.11 90 5.90%
5 Deutsche Bank 16,124.80 46 5.10%

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 BNP Paribas 1,659.34 6 7.12%
2 ING 1,631.78 5 7.00%
3 Goldman Sachs 1,565.51 5 6.72%
4 Deutsche Bank 1,532.98 4 6.58%
5 Citi 1,439.08 6 6.17%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Deutsche Bank 9,857.42 14 13.05%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 7,833.35 12 10.37%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,773.27 11 7.65%
4 Citi 4,606.54 14 6.10%
5 BNP Paribas 4,132.76 19 5.47%

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%