The role of Loan Syndications and Trading (LS&T) is to co-originate/structure and distribute loan, mezzanine and other similar private products (L/Cs, guarantees etc.). Transactions can be arranged on an underwritten or best efforts basis. Over 150 Group professionals are dedicated to this activity globally. Clients are serviced through three regional including Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) (ii) Asia & Australasia and (iii) the Americas and by two product specific teams for insurance syndication and trade syndication.
- Origination, distribution and trading of syndicated loans for corporate and financial institutional and financials sponsor clients;
- Syndication of corporate acquisition finance, project and infrastructure finance, leveraged and media telecom finance, commodity finance and other bank lending product lines of BNP Paribas,
- Secondary sales and trading of loans.
According to Dealogic, LS&T is a Top 6 player globally and the number 1 in EMEA both by volume and number of transactions. Based on the number of transactions arranged, BNP Paribas enjoying a 40% lead over its nearest rival in EMEA.
Loans Syndications operates from offices located in the keys syndication markets within each region.
As at July 2011, approximately 90 professionals are based in EMEA working from offices in London, Paris, Brussels, Luxembourg, Geneva, Milan, Madrid and Bahrain, 40 professionals are based in Americas working in New York and 20 professionals are based in Asia & Australasia working from offices in Hong-Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Sydney and Tokyo.