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Bloomberg Full Year 2017 League Tables and Rankings

January 3, 2018

Bloomberg today published its Full Year 2017 League Table reports, which name market leaders across a broad range of deal types including loans, bonds, municipals, equity, and M&A transactions for the quarter. The tables rank the top arrangers, bookrunners and advisors from around the globe and are published on the first business day of each quarter.

The League Tables developed by Bloomberg give financial professionals insight into market trends across sector, geography and business opportunity. The data provides transparency into both credited and non-credited deals. League Tables’ measurements come from standardized sets to ensure all institutions are compared evenly.

Some of the key takeaways from the FY 2017 reports include:

Bonds (Global Fixed Income report)

  • Global Bonds; volumes increased for FY since 2016; JP Morgan tops the tables for the 6th year in a row.
  • US Corporate Bonds; highest volumes on record for FY, deal count up from 2016; JP Morgan tops the tables for the 8th year in a row.
  • Spain bonds; highest number of deals since 2013. Santander tops the tables.
  • Canada Corporate Bonds; volumes for FY highest on record; RBC Capital tops the table for the 11th time.
  • Western European Corporate High Yield Bonds – Risk; number of deals and volumes for FY increased since 2016.
  • European Bonds and APAC bonds; volumes for FY increased since 2016.
  • Asia Local Currency Bonds; volumes and deal count have decreased since 2016.
  • Asia ex-Japan G3 Currency Bonds; deal count and volumes for FY highest on record. HSBC tops the table for the 8th year in a row.

Loans (Global Syndicated Loans Report)

  • US loans; volumes highest on record for FY. BAML tops the tables.
  • US Leveraged Loans; volumes for FY highest on record; deal count is up since last year.
  • Global Loans; volumes increased for 2016, despite the deal count lowest for 3Q 2017 since 2012. BAML topped the tables for FY 2017.
  • Spain Borrower Loans; lowest number of deals for FY since 2014. Santander tops the tables.
  • Canada loans; number of deals increased since 2016.
  • Europe Corporate loans and EMEA loans; volumes and number of deals have decreased for FY since 2016. HSBC tops both.
  • APAC Project Finance Loans; volumes and deal count have decreased since 2016.
  • APAC ex-Japan Loans; deal count and volumes down for FY since last year. Bank of China tops the league table.

Equities (Global Equity Report)

  • Global Equity IPO; deal count is the highest since 2007 and volumes have increased since last year.
  • Global Equity Linked; JP Morgan tops the league tables for FY 2017, the third consecutive year doing so.
  • US Equity Offerings; deal count and volumes for FY increased since 2016. JP Morgan tops the tables for the 3rd year in a row.
  • EMEA Equity Offerings; number of deals highest on record for FY.
  • EMEA Equity Linked – Risk; deal count and volumes for FY decreased since 2016. JP Morgan tops the table for the 2nd time.
  • Canada Equity, Equity Linked & Preferred; volumes are down since last year but number of deals has increased. RBC tops the table.
  • APAC Equity Offerings; deal count and volumes for FY increased since 2016. Morgan Stanley tops the league table for a second year in a row.

How does Bloomberg compile its official League Tables?

Bloomberg’s official League Table ranking reports are published quarterly on a cumulative basis, based on transaction value. They are based on either market of syndication, market of issue, country of risk, country of incorporation, currency, issuer type or security type. League data is collected from verifiable sources, such as company prospectuses, term sheets, company filings, exchange notifications and contributions from banks and law firms. Live tables are available by running {LEAG <GO>} on the Bloomberg Terminal and include the ability to rank by deal count. M&A tables are available on {MA <GO>}.

Bloomberg Terminal subscribers can download the deals and League Table data into Microsoft Excel and generate report-quality PDF documents. Subscribers can also set up custom alerts to monitor League Table changes by role and deal. Additionally, customizable tables can be searched and include only the deals that are relevant to a subscribers’ analysis.

Bloomberg Terminal subscribers can contact Bloomberg Customer Support at +1-212-318-2000 or via the Help Desk with any questions about how to find or read Bloomberg’s League Tables and reports.

A sample of Bloomberg’s League Table reports can be downloaded here.

Members of the media can contact Susan Doyle [+1-202-807-2213, sdoyle37@bloomberg.net] with questions about Bloomberg’s League Tables or to request permission to cite data from them.

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