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BONDS, LOANS & ESG CAPITAL MARKETS LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN AWARDS 2024

10TH DECEMBER | JW MARRIOTT MIAMI TURNBERRY RESORT & SPA

"Recognising the most innovative & ground-breaking deals from LatAm & Caribbean"


Join the industry's most high-profile figures in celebrating!

Since 2014, the Bonds & Loans Awards has been recognising the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution issuers and borrowers.

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 & ESG Capital Markets Latin America & Caribbean AWARDS ceremony is an opportunity to raise the profile of the financial markets with the international investment community, and to inspire future issuance by Latin American & Caribbean companies.

ENQUIRIES: email Awards@GFCMediaGroup.com

2023 AWARD WINNERS:

Sovereign, Supra & Agency Bond Deal of the Year:

Republic of Chile

  • USD2.25bn & EUR750m Sustainability Linked Bonds
  • Issue Date: June 2023; Matures: May 2036, May 2054
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: CA-CIB, HSBC, Santander, Scotiabank and Societe Generale
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Linklaters
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Cleary Gottlieb

Quasi Sovereign Bond Deal of the Year:

Petrobras Global Finance B.V.

  • USD1.25bn Bond
  • Issue Date: July 2023; Matures: July 2033
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Itau BBA, MUFG, Goldman Sachs, Citi, UBS, Santander, Scotiabank, BTG Pactual
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Cleary Gottlieb
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Shearman & Sterling, Pinheiro Neto

Corporate Bond Deal of the Year:

America Movil

  • MXN17bn Bond
  • Issue Date: June 2023; Matures: January 2031
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: HSBC, BBVA, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Santander
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Cleary Gottlieb, Robles Miaja, S.C.
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Ritch Mueller

Financial Institutions Bond Deal of the Year:

Multibank Inc.

  • USD300m Bond
  • Issue Date: February 2023; Matures: February 2028
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: HSBC, SMBC
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Clifford Chance
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Milbank

Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year:

Phoenix Tower International Spain ETVE, S.L.U., Phoenix Tower US Holdings (REIT) Inc, and Phoenix Tower International Chile SPA

  • US$2bn Syndicated Loan
  • Issue Date: August 2022; Matures: August 10th, 2027
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Scotiabank
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Nassar Abogados, Gómez-Acebo Pombo Abogados, S.L.P, Greenberg Traurig, S.A. Evangelou Co LLC, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Uría, Locke Lord LLP, OGC Abogados, Harrison Harrison, Posse Herrera Ruiz S.A, Alemán, Cordero, Galindo Lee
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Zurcher Odio Raven, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Uría (Chile), Arias, Fábrega Fábrega, White & Case LLP

Local Currency Bond Deal of the Year:

Republic of Paraguay

  • USD50mm Bond
  • Issue Date: June 9, 2023; Matures: February 15th, 2030
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Itau BBA
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser:
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers:

Structured Loan Deal of the Year:

Esentia Hub Chavez Holding

  • US$1.35bn Loan

  • Bookrunner/JLMs: ING, Scotiabank, SMBC
  • Joint Lead Arrangers: Mizuho, Societe Generale
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Latham & Watkins, Galicia Abogados
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Ritch Mueller, Milbank

ESG Bond Deal of the Year:

CMPC

  • USD500m Green & Sustainability Linked Bond
  • Issue Date: June 2023; Matures: June 2033
  • Global Coordinators and Joint Book-Running Managers: BofA Securities, JP Morgan, Scotiabank
  • Joint Book-Running Managers: BNP Paribas, HSBC, MUFG, Santander
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Davis Polk

ESG Loan Deal of the Year:

Government of Barbados

  • USD146.5m Blue Term Loan
  • Global Lead Arranger: Credit Suisse
  • Domestic Lead Arranger: CIBC First Caribbean Limited
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Cleary Gottlieb
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Clifford Chance

Project Finance Deal of the Year:

Lima Airport Partners, S.R.L. ("LAP")

  • USD1.25bn Loan
  • Matures: December 2029
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: MUFG, BBVA, IDB, SMBC, Scotiabank, KfW, Societe Generale
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Estudio Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano, Paul Hastings

  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Garrigues, Milbank

Structured Finance Deal of the Year:

Union Vial Rio Pamplonita S.A.S.

  • US$643mn Loan & Private Placement
  • Issue Date: June 2023
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: JPMorgan, Grupo Santander
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Castro Leiva Rendon, Jones Day, King and Spalding LLP
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Clifford Chance LLP, Cuatrecasas

Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year:

Vinci Airports S.A.S Concessoc 31 SAS

  • MXN 8.75bn Local Currency Loan
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Inbursa, HSBC, Scotiabank
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Mayer Brown, Nader, Hayaux & Goebel
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher Flom LLP, Galicia Abogados

Power Finance Deal of the Year:

SOCIEDAD TRANSMISORA METROPOLITANA SPA

  • USD680mn and CLP470bn Syndicated Loan
  • Issue Date: Nov 2022
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: SMBC, Santander, CIBC
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Claro & Cia, Milbank
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Barros & Errazuriz, Clifford Chance

Transport Finance Deal of the Year:

MEXIRRC, S.A. de C.V.

  • MXN12,965,617,070 Loan
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Banobras, Sabadell, Banorte, BBVA, SMBC
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Galicia Abogados
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Ritch Mueller

Natural Resources Finance Deal of the Year:

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Republic of Ecuador

  • USD656m Marine Bond
  • Lead Arranger: Credit Suisse
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser:
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Clifford Chance, Bustamante Fabara

ECA, DFI, IFI Deal of the Year:

Comisión Federal De Electricidad (CFE)

  • USD334m MIGA-Supported Loan
  • Issue Date: June 2023; Matures: June 2038
  • MLAs: HSBC, JP Morgan
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Ministry of Finance, Mexico
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Norton Rose Fulbright

Real Estate Finance Deal of the Year:

Home Mortgage Bank

  • TTD300m Senior Secured Social Bond
  • Issue Date: December 2022
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: HMB, IDB Invest
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: M.G. Daly & Partners
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Johnson, Camacho & Singh

Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year:

3R Petroleum Oleo e Gas S.A.

  • BRL2.5bn Loan
  • Issue Date: June 2023; Matures: October 2027
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Morgan Stanley
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Mattos Filho, Milbank
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, BMA Law

Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year:

FEMSA, Heineken Holding N.V.

  • EUR7.0bn Equity & Convertible
  • Issue Date: February 17, 2023 / May 31, 2023
  • Matures: 3 years
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Cleary Gottlieb, NauatDutilh
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Linklaters

M&A Deal of the Year:

Aela Generacion S.A.

  • USD803m Private Placement and LC Facility
  • Issue Date: Aug 2022
  • Placement Agent/LC Issuer: SMBC
  • Co-Placement Agent: CIBC
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: DLA Piper LLP
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: PHILIPPI PRIETOCARRIZOSA FERRERO DU URÍA, Paul Hastings

Liability Management Deal of the Year:

Azul Secured Finance LLP

  • US$862.5m (US$294m and US$568m) Exchange Offer, Liability Management
  • Issue Date: July 2023; Matures: May 2029, May 2030
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Itau BBA, UBS, JPMorgan, Citi
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Shearman & Sterling
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Davis Polk
  • Bondholders Legal Adviser: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

High Yield Debt Deal of the Year:

Liberty Costa Rica

  • US$400m Sustainability-Linked Bond
  • Issue Date: January 2023; Matures: January 2031
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Citi, Scotiabank, BofA Securities
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Ropes & Gray, BLP, Maples Group
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Allen & Overy, Baker McKenzie, Consortium Legal, Appleby, BLP

Leveraged Finance Deal of the Year:

Aligned Data Centers International, LP

  • USD1.225bn Private Placement and LC Facility; and Loan
  • Issue Date: December 2022 and May 2023
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: SMBC, Nomura, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Natixis, MUFG, Credit Agricole, Societe Generale
  • M&A and Project Finance Advisor: JPMorgan
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Posse Herrera Ruiz, Rebaza, Mijares, Stocche Forbes, Claro, Vinson Elkins, Posadas
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Paul Hastings, Garrigues, Lefosse

Ground-breaking Deal of the Year:

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

  • USD1.5bn Sustainable-Linked Bond
  • Issue Date: Oct 2022; Matures: Oct 2034
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: HSBC, JPMorgan, CA-CIB, Santander
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Cleary Gottlieb
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Shearman & Sterling

BRL Deal of the Year:

Aguas Do Rio SPE 1 Aguas Do Rio SPE 4

  • BRL5.543bn Bond
  • Issue Date: July 2023;Matures: January 2042
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Itaú BBA, BNDES, ABC Brasil S.A., Bradesco BBI, JPMorgan, XP Investimentos, BTG Pactual
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Mattos Filho
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Machado Meyer, Stocche Forbes

MXN Deal of the Year:

Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V.

  • MXN15bn Sustainability Linked Bond
  • Issue Date: May 2023; Matures: May 2033, July 2026
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: HSBC, BBVA, Santander
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Galicia Abogados

COP Deal of the Year:

Rutas del Valle Concession

  • COP1.5trn Loan
  • Issue Date: September 2022
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: FDN, UPLI, Banca de Inversión Bancolombia
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Cuatrecasas
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: DLA Piper

PEN Deal of the Year:

Republic of Peru

  • PEN 16.358bn New Issue and Exchange and Tender Offer Targeting Soberanos1 with maturities in 2023, 2024, 2026, 2028; and a cash tender offer targeting Global Bonds with maturities in 2025, 2026, 2027, 2030 and 2031
  • Issue Date: May 2023 (Issuance) and June 2023 (Exchange and Cash Tender Offer); Matures: August 2033
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: Citi, JPMorgan, Santander, HSBC
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: Paul Hastings, Hernandez y Cia Abogados
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Rubio Leguía Normand, Shearman & Sterling

CLP Deal of the Year:

InfraCo SpA

  • CLP304,844,100,000 Senior Secured Loan
  • Issue Date: October 2022; Matures: July 2026
  • Bookrunner/JLMs: KKR Capital Markets, Santander, Scotiabank
  • Issuer/Borrower Legal Adviser: CMS Carey Allende, Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP
  • Bookrunner/JLMs Legal Advisers: Allen & Overy, PPU Legal

Debt House of the Year:

JPMorgan

Sovereign, Supra, Agency Bond House of the Year

JPMorgan

Corporate Bond House of the Year:

Santander

Financial Institution Bond House of the Year:

IDB Invest

Local Currency Debt House of the Year:

HSBC

Loan House of the Year:

Scotiabank

ESG Bond House of the Year:

HSBC

ESG Loan House of the Year:

BBVA

High Yield Debt House of the Year:

Itaú BBA

Leveraged Finance House of the Year:

Scotiabank

Structured Finance House of the Year:

SMBC

Project Finance House of the Year:

SMBC

Equity Capital Markets House of the Year:

BTG Pactual

Sovereign, Supra & Agency Treasury & Funding Team of the Year:

United Mexican States

Quasi-Sovereign Treasury & Funding Team of the Year:

Ecopetrol

Bank Treasury and Funding Team of the Year:

Banco do Brasil

Corporate Treasury and Funding Team of the Year:

JBS

Project Sponsor of the Year:

Lima Airport Partners

Debt Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year:

Cleary Gottlieb LLP

Banking & Finance Legal Adviser of the Year:

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Equity Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year:

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez

Best Investment Bank in Brazil:

Santander

Best Investment Bank in Mexico:

BBVA

Best Investment Bank in Colombia:

Bancolombia

Best Investment Bank in Peru:

BBVA

Best Investment Bank in Chile:

Citi

Best Investment Bank in Caribbean:

Goldman Sachs

ENTERING - HOW TO, CRITERIA & TIMELINES:

HOW TO ENTER:

CRITERIA TO ENTER:

  • Transactions submitted for Deals of the Year must have closed between 12th August 2023 and 2nd August 2024
  • One deal can be nominated for a maximum of two categories (Deals of the year)
  • 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 Awards for Excellence (Bank, Borrower, House and Legal Awards), only performance in 2023 and year to date 2024 will be considered
  • Submissions must be filled in full and complete to be considered

AWARDS CATEGORIES

Deals of the Year Awards: House Awards:
Global Banking & Markets Deal of the Year Global Banking & Capital Markets Team of the Year
Groundbreaking Deal of the Year Global Markets Team of the Year
Bond Deal of the Year Regional Bank of the Year
Sovereign, Supra & Agency Bond Deal of the Year Debt House of the Year
Quasi-Sovereign Bond Deal of the Year Bond House of the Year
Corporate Bond Deal of the Year Loan House of the Year
Financial Institutions Bond Deal of the Year High Yield & Leveraged Finance House of the Year
High Yield Bond Deal of the Year Equity Capital Markets House of the Year
Local Currency Bond Deal of the Year M&A House of the Year
ESG Bond Deal of the Year Asset Manager of the Year
Liability Management Deal of the Year Global Research House of the Year
Private Placement Deal of the Year Sovereign, Supra, Agency Bond House of the Year
Debut SSA Bond Deal of the Year Corporate Bond House of the Year
Debut Corporate Bonds Deal of the Year Financial Institutions Bond House of the Year
Debut FI Bond Deal of the Year High Yield Bond House of the Year
Loan Deal of the Year Local Markets Bond House of the Year
Sovereign Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year Most Improved Bond House of the Year
Corporate Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year ESG Bond House of the Year
Financial Institutions Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year Most Innovative Bond House of the Year
Leveraged Loan Deal of the Year Bond Syndicate House of the Year
M&A Loan Deal of the Year Leveraged Loan House of the Year
Project Finance Loan Deal of the Year M&A Loan House of the Year
Local Currency Loan Deal of the Year Project Finance Loan House of the Year
ESG Loan Deal of the Year Trade Finance Loan House of the Year
Project Finance Deal of the Year Secondary Loans House of the Year
Export Finance Deal of the Year Most Improved Loan House of the Year
Trade Finance Deal of the Year ESG Loan House of the Year
DFI Loan Deal of the Year Most Innovative Loan House of the Year
IFI Loan Deal of the Year Project Finance House of the Year
PPP Deal of the Year Structured Finance House of the Year
Power Finance Deal of the Year Export Finance House of the Year
Water & Utilities Deal of the Year Project Finance Adviser of the Year
Infrastructure Deal of the Year Export Finance Adviser of the Year
Renewable Energy Deal of the Year SRT Bank of the Year
Energy Transition Deal of the Year Trustee of the Year
Transport Finance Deal of the Year Most Innovative Structured Finance House of the Year
Natural Resources Finance Deal of the Year ECA of the Year
Oil & Gas Deal of the Year DFI of the Year
Technology, Media and Telecom Finance Deal of the Year IFI of the Year
Structured Bond Deal of the Year International Equity Capital Markets House of the Year
Securitisation Deal of the Year Local Equity Capital Markets House of the Year
Project Bond Deal of the Year Equity-Linked House of the Year
SRT Deal of the Year Primary Capital Raise ECM House of the Year
Private Credit Deal of the Year Small Cap ECM House of the Year
Restructuring Deal of the Year Most Improved Equity Capital Markets House of the Year
Real Estate Finance Deal of the Year Economic Research House of the Year
Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year Fixed Income Research House of the Year
International IPO Deal of the Year Equity Research House of the Year
Local IPO Deal of the Year ESG Research House of the Year
Equity-Linked Capital Markets Deal of the Year Bond Trading House of the Year
Private Equity Deal of the Year Global Markets House of the Year
M&A Deal of the Year Global Equity Trading House of the Year
Mid-Cap M&A Deal of the Year Global Fixed Income Trading House of the Year
Sponsor M&A Deal of the Year Global Structured Products House of the Year
Debt Deal of the Year – Brazil Sovereign, Supra & Agency Treasury & Funding Team of the Year
Debt Deal of the Year – Mexico Quasi-Sovereign/GRE Treasury & Funding Team of the Year
Debt Deal of the Year – Colombia Bank Treasury & Funding Team of the Year
Debt Deal of the Year – Peru Investment Grade Corporate Treasury & Funding Team of the Year
Debt Deal of the Year – Chile High Yield Corporate Treasury & Funding Team of the Year
Financial Sponsor of the Year
Private Credit Borrower of the Year
Debt Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year
Banking & Finance Legal Adviser of the Year
Equity Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year
Private Credit Legal Adviser of the Year
Project Finance Legal Adviser of the Year
Export Finance Legal Adviser of the Year
Local DCM Legal Adviser of the Year
Local Loan & Structured Finance Legal Adviser of the Year
Local Equity Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year
Rating Agency of the Year
Stock Exchange of the Year
Most Improved Stock Exchange of the Year
Most Improved Rating Agency of the Year
Best Investment Bank in Brazil
Best Investment Bank in Mexico
Best Investment Bank in Colombia
Best Investment Bank in Peru
Best Investment Bank in Chile
Best Investment Bank Caribbean

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