Turkey Wealth Fund receives USD 1.48bn syndication loan

The Turkey Wealth Fund on Wednesday announced it has finalized a syndication loan transaction amounting to EUR 1.25bn (USD 1.48bn) with the participation of 14 banks from countries from Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

According to a statement by the fund, a syndicated loan of EUR 1bn used in March 2019 was renewed, with four new banks joining the syndication.

The annual pricing of the two-year loan was 25 basis points below the cost incurred in 2019, and was realized as Euribor +2.25%, it said.

Under the joint coordination of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC) and Citi, ICBC was the lead bookrunner, Citi was the bookrunner and documentation representative, and HSBC was the credit representative. 

Banking Corporation, Emirates NBD Bank PJSC, HSBC, ING, Intesa Sanpaolo, JP Morgan, Qatar National Bank, and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation joined the syndication as mandated lead arrangers with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Bank of America, Barclays, and Societe Generale involved at the lead arranger level.

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