The syndicated loan market picked up a little in the final quarter of 2015, although this was coming off a reduced baseline in the September quarter. Quarterly loan volume was up 7.5 percent to US$22.3 billion across 48 transactions. The average deal size was US$429 million supported by 6 deals over the A$1.0 billion mark.
Year-on-year 2015 loan volume was well down on 2014 with a 25 percent reduction in total loan volume reported. In dollar terms, 2015 volume was US$79 billion against US$106 billion in 2014.