Latest leveraged/non-investment grade loans news

  • Laotian trio mull overseas dollar syndications

    Cathay United Bank has invited lenders for meetings in Laos during the first week of September, as it prepares to launch three different loans from the country.

    • 18 Aug 2017
  • Cairn India gets two more for $651m loan

    Cairn India Holdings, which signed up new lenders for a $651m borrowing in late July, has received commitments from two more banks.

    • 18 Aug 2017
  • Neuberger Berman calls for global HY funds to incorporate euro levloans

    A growing number of European high yield borrowers are replacing their bonds with leveraged loan debt. This week, investment management company Neuberger Berman decided to add leveraged loans into its bond strategy, and said more investors should follow suit to avoid missing new speculative grade issuance.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Intas Pharma to command lower pricing for M&A loan

    Indian company Intas Pharmaceuticals is lining up banks to help it fund an acquisition in Europe and the US, turning back to lenders who helped the company pull off a successful takeover earlier this year. But this time around, it has more bargaining power. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

    • 17 Aug 2017
  • Lev loan market prepares for more retail asset stripping

    The number of highly leveraged retailers including clauses in loans that allow them to strip out valuable collateral into separate subsidiaries, out of reach of secured lenders, has reached “extreme” levels, according to loan market sources.

    • 16 Aug 2017
  • Zhuhai Holdings, China Lesso tie up Hong Kong dollar loans

    Transport and tourism services provider Zhuhai Holdings Investment has sealed a successful return to the loan market through an increased HK$2bn ($255.7m) financing. The company, which tapped offshore liquidity after two years away, launched the deal at HK$1.5bn.

    • 16 Aug 2017
  • CVC’s AR ups leverage at no extra cost

    AR Packaging, the Swedish maker of packaging for food, increased its LBO loans with a dividend recapitalisation deal on Tuesday. The move follows a trend of loan borrowers taking on more leverage ahead of new European Central Bank guidance on leverage limits.

    • 15 Aug 2017
  • Europe’s levfin should use ‘Merkron’ card to win US PE over

    US private equity firms keep an eye on European deals, but their doubts over the eurozone’s future become a deterrent at times. Now that Germany and France are signalling a zealous commitment to the European project, the chance is ripe to regain their trust.

    • 15 Aug 2017
  • Medco Malaka eyes $360m from RBL facility

    Medco Energi Internasional, which issued a dollar bond last week, has returned to the debt market for a reserve based lending (RBL) facility for subsidiary Medco E&P Malaka.

    • 15 Aug 2017
  • Direct lending open for sterling UK business in August

    Private equity firms have deployed their direct lending arms in three UK mid-sized deals in the past week, just as public market bankers begin to fret about the effects of Brexit on the sterling market.

    • 14 Aug 2017

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  • Abu Dhabi boycott scenario leaves no one crying

    The spat between Qatar and its GCC neighbours has reared its ugly head in the capital markets, with the possibility of Abu Dhabi informally boycotting Qatari-owned banks on the table. But neither side is likely to really feel the pinch.

    • 15 Aug 2017

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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 245,537.97 839 10.73%
2 JPMorgan 219,169.87 785 9.58%
3 Citi 148,096.80 459 6.47%
4 Wells Fargo Securities 118,810.14 573 5.19%
5 Barclays 95,051.53 385 4.15%

Bookrunners of Middle East and Africa Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 3,571.16 8 16.74%
2 Citi 3,053.17 8 14.31%
3 First Abu Dhabi Bank 2,548.48 9 11.95%
4 JPMorgan 1,463.08 3 6.86%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,375.20 5 6.45%

Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,887.75 55 6.77%
2 BNP Paribas 12,922.24 69 6.29%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,801.80 45 5.75%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,123.41 61 5.42%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,782.14 44 5.25%

Bookrunners of European Marketed Syndicated Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 28,458.91 116 7.05%
2 Deutsche Bank 26,902.99 90 6.66%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 24,997.04 70 6.19%
4 BNP Paribas 21,217.62 120 5.25%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 19,454.23 112 4.82%

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%