Loans Highlights: Full Year 2018

Global Landscape – Jumbo* deals on the rise Global syndicated loans volume reached $5.28tr in 2018, up by 10% from 2017 despite a fall in activity from 10,180 to 9,733 deals. 2018 volume has been cushioned by jumbo deals which saw a marginal year-on-year rise in activity by 58 deals, yet volume jumped more significantly […]


DCM Highlights: Full Year 2018

Bond markets reduce gear Global DCM markets started 2018 with a strong performance despite growing concerns of weakening conditions brought by raising rates and political instability. The first two quarters saw $1.98tr and $1.80tr of bonds distributed amongst investors. Q3 also beat expectations and reached $1.56tr of issuance. Despite this, the activity in the last […]


ECM Highlights: Full Year 2018

Global Perspective As was hoped coming into the year, 2018 did see one of the largest IPOs ever, but it wasn’t the name widely touted at the start of the year. With the Saudi Aramco IPO currently on hold, it was instead Softbank Corp which raised $21.3bn becoming the 4th largest IPO on record. This […]


M&A Highlights: Full Year 2018

Boutiques keep pressure on investment banks During 2018, advised global M&A volumes reached $3.35tn, its highest levels since the renowned M&A record-breaking year of 2015 ($3.63tn). Boutique M&A financial advisors increased the pressure on the global investment banks after increasing their share of global M&A volume to 40.9%, equating to $1.37tn in total volume, the […]


Europe DCM resilient in times of change

Business as usual for European corporates Despite the prospect of tough tariff agreements with the United States and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, European firms are still actively tapping the bond market. The appetite for international bonds has remained strong with European corporate DCM volume up 5% year-on-year to $439.6bn—the second-highest YTD level on record ($511.3bn […]


First 9 Months DCM Highlights

DCM credit starts to drain in Q3 On the back of a weak third quarter, global bond markets started to see signs of exhaustion, and saw deal flow in the first 9 months of the year drop to a 9-year low of 16,217 transactions (14,985 deals in F9M 2009). Though volume of $5.24tr ranked well […]


First 9 Months Loans Highlights

Global volume—a tale of two cities A total of 6,984 syndicated loan facilities were completed in the first 9 months of 2018, down 9% on the comparable 2017 period and a 6-year low for deal activity (6,563 loans in the first 9 months of 2012). Global loan volume on the other hand, reached $3.81tr, which […]


First 9 Months M&A Highlights

Global volume still ahead despite Q3 slowdown After a strong first-half to the year which saw M&A volume hit an 11-year high, the third quarter has seen a pullback with global volume in Q3 down 5% year-on-year to $855.6bn, the lowest Q3 level since 2016 ($837.5bn). The weaker quarter was driven by a downturn in […]


First 9 Months ECM Highlights

Global issuance in Q3 dips to 3-year low Encompassing the Northern Hemisphere summer months, Q3 is historically not the strongest quarter for ECM issuance, and this year was no exception for most markets. Volume in Q3 2018 totaled $158.4bn from 1,230 deals, down 21% from the same period last year and marked the lowest Q3 […]


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