Mizuho EMEA closes its 10th physical bookrunner role in the European Leveraged Loan market over the last nine months

July 3, 2024

London, 3 July 2024: Mizuho EMEA has successfully closed its 10th physical bookrunner role in the European Leveraged Loan market over the last nine months.

The pricing of Infra Group on Friday, 21 June marked Mizuho’s 10th physical bookrunner role in the European Leveraged Loan market, over the last nine months. The other deals were Apleona, Sector Alarm, AlterDomus, Norgine, Barentz, group.one, Deutsche Fachpflege, Synlab, and Theramex.

This is an indication of the progress made since Mizuho EMEA took the strategic decision to rebuild the Sponsor Coverage & Leverage Finance business (“SCLF”) in 2019.

Commenting on the team’s performance, Matt Naber, Head of SCLF, says that “despite the initial headwinds of COVID, geopolitical events, and rising interest rates, these deals are testament to the progress that the team is making and validation of the controlled growth strategy we have implemented.”

Ramon Walsh, Head of SCLF Origination & Execution, adds, “the team continues to build its capabilities in leveraged capital markets, while broadening our product offering to sponsor infrastructure financing, derivative risk solutions, and focusing on a partnership approach centred around strong personal and capital relationships.”

The team is complemented by the SCLF Asset Management business with approximately US$3 billion AuM, that can support deals with Term Loan B commitments.



About Mizuho EMEA

Mizuho EMEA provides corporates and institutions in the region with unparalleled access and expertise in Japan and elsewhere in Asia, and supports clients with their corporate and investment banking, and asset management needs. Headquartered in London and with a presence in 16 countries throughout the region, our client base includes leading corporations, financial institutions and state owned entities. We are a strategic financial partner with a focused objective of helping our clients to connect, succeed and grow.

Mizuho’s presence in EMEA is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of 31 March 2023, its total assets were US$2 trillion.

Learn more about Mizuho in EMEA: www.mizuhoemea.com

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