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Bonds & Loans Africa AWARDS 2021 & 2022

The nominations for the Bonds & Loans Africa AWARDS 2021 and 2022 are now open. The 2021 Bonds & Loans Africa AWARDS was postponed due to the disruptions caused by COVID-19. However, we are delighted to advise that the Bonds & Loans Africa AWARDS ceremony in 2022 will feature winners from both years – winners selected on performance in 2020 and 2021.

Since 2015, the Bonds & Loans Awards has been recognising the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution issuers and borrowers. In 2022, we are delighted to announce that for the first time we will be recognising the outstanding achievements of Investment Banks' Deal Teams, Funding Teams, Investment Managers, and Legal Advisers.

The exhaustive selection process involves close examination of deal size, tenor, structure, and distribution; analysis and background of the borrower and their accessibility to financing; with extra credit for those deals demonstrating high quality execution, accessing new pools of liquidity, innovative structuring, and opening-up new markets.

Bringing together the industry’s most high-profile figures, the Bonds & Loans Africa Awards ceremony is an opportunity to raise the profile of the financial markets with the international investment community, and to inspire future issuance by African companies.


2021 AWARDS - CRITERIA TO ENTER

  • Transactions submitted for 2021 Deals of the Year must have closed between 1st January 2020 and 31st October 2020
  • Submissions must have consent from the Issuer/Borrower for the transaction to be nominated
  • Banks may only nominate one deal per Award category
  • For the Bank, Borrower and Legal Awards only performance in 2021 will be considered
  • All submissions must be received by COB on Friday 19th November 2021

2022 AWARDS - CRITERIA TO ENTER

  • Transactions submitted for 2022 Deals of the Year must have closed between 1st November 2020 and 31st October 2021
  • Submissions must have consent from the Issuer/Borrower for the transaction to be nominated
  • Banks may only nominate one deal per Award category
  • For the Bank, Borrower and Legal Awards only performance in Q4 2020 and YTD 2021 will be considered
  • All submissions must be received by COB on Friday 19th November 2021

PROCESS:

  • All submissions must be received by COB on Friday 19th November 2021
  • Winners will be notified of their success after Thursday 20th January 2022
  • The Bonds & Loans Africa AWARDS Ceremony (celebrating both the 2021 and 2022 winners) will be held on the evening of Wednesday 9th March 2022 at the Mount Nelson, Cape Town

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CATEGORIES

Deals of the Year: Bank Awards:
International Sovereign Bond Deal of the Year International Bond House of the Year
International Corporate Bond Deal of the Year Local Currency Bond House of the Year
International Bank/FI Bond Deal of the Year International Loan House of the Year
Local Currency Sovereign Bond Deal of the Year Local Currency Loan House of the Year
Local Currency Corporate Bond Deal of the Year International ESG & Sustainable Finance Adviser of the Year
Local Currency Bank/FI Bond Deal of the Year Local Currency ESG & Sustainable Finance Adviser of the Year
Structured Bond Deal of the Year Sub-Sahara Africa Investment Bank of the Year
International Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year East Africa Investment Bank of the Year
Local Currency Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year North Africa Investment Bank of the Year
Structured Loan Deal of the Year West Africa Investment Bank of the Year
Project & Structured Finance Deal of the Year WAEMU Investment Bank of the Year
International ESG & Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year CEMAC Investment Bank of the Year
Local Currency ESG & Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year Project & Structured Finance Bank of the Year
Borrower Awards: Investor Awards: Legal Awards:
Sovereign Treasury & Funding Team of the Year Best Africa Fixed Income Strategy (Hard Currency) Banking & Finance Legal Adviser of the Year
Corporate Treasury & Funding Team of the Year Best Africa Fixed Income Strategy (Local Currency) Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year
Bank Treasury & Funding Team of the Year

SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA

All submissions must be received by COB on Friday 19th November 2021

Please email your completed submission form to: Awards@GFCMediaGroup.com

Winners will be notified of their success after Thursday 20th January 2022

The Bonds & Loans Africa AWARDS Ceremony (celebrating both the 2021 and 2022 winners) will be held on the evening of Wednesday 9th March 2022 at the Mount Nelson, Cape Town

Deals of the Year Selection Process and Criteria:

  • Profile of the borrower and how much access they have to the financial markets
  • Deal size, tenor, pricing, spread compression (vs. IPTs)
  • Features of a transaction that are new to the market, or contribute to the development of the sector
  • Borrower objectives vs. results; and use of proceeds
  • Market research and feedback

Bank and Legal Awards Selection Process and Criteria:

  • League Table position (Deal volume and number of deals)
  • Innovation, Market Leadership and Deals of Note
  • Roles on key transactions
  • Market Feedback

Borrower Awards Selection Process and Criteria:

  • Innovation demonstrated in approach to funding and debt management
  • Market Feedback

Investor Awards Selection Process and Criteria:

  • Total return performance (net any fees, in USD)
  • Standard deviation
  • Maximum drawdown