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Capital Markets & ESG Finance Saudi Arabia awards

Since 2014, GFC Media Group Awards has been recognising the year’s 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 Capital Markets & ESG Finance Saudi Arabia AWARDS are an opportunity to raise the profile of the financial markets with the international investment community, and to inspire future issuance by companies.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!

Following a rigorous selection process, I am delighted to announce the Capital Markets Saudi Arabia AWARDS 2022 winners!

WINNERS

Debt Capital Markets Deal of the Year

  • National Debt Management Centre, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia EUR 1.5bn 144a/RegS Bond (Feb 2021)
  • JLMs/Bookrunners: BNP Paribas, Gold Sachs, HSBC, Standard Chartered, SAMBA, Citi, JPMorgan
  • Legal Advisers to Issuer: Allen & Overy
  • Legal Adviser to the JLMs: Linklaters

Sukuk Deal of the Year

  • Saudi Aramco USD 6bn 144a/RegS Senior Unsecured Sukuk al-Ijara/Murabaha (June 2021)
  • JLMs/Bookrunners: First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, Alinma Capital, Al Rajhi Capital, BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, NCB Capital, Riyad Capital, SMBC, ADCB, Albilad Capital, AlJazira Capital, Alistithmar Capital, ANB Invest, BOC International, Credit Agricole, Dubai Islamic Bank, EmiratesNBD, Gulf International Bank, KFH Capital, MUFG, Mizuho, NBK Capital, Saudi Fransi Capital, Societe Generale
  • Legal Advisers to Issuer: White & Case
  • Legal Adviser to the JLMs: Latham & Watkins

Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year

  • solutions by STC SAR 3.624bn Initial Public Offering and Listing on Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) (Sept 2021)
  • JLMs/Bookrunners: HSBC, Morgan Stanley, SNB Capital
  • Legal Advisers to Issuer: The Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in cooperation with Latham & Watkins
  • Legal Adviser to the JLMs: The Law Office of Megren Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case

Loan Capital Markets Deal of the Year

  • Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation (Saudia) SAR 11.2bn Senior Unsecured Syndicated Facility (Mar 2021)
  • JLMs/Bookrunners: SABB, SAMBA, Arab National Bank, Bank Aljazira, Albilad, Al Rajhi Bank
  • Legal Advisers to Borrower: Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Legal Adviser to the JLMs: AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland

Public Sector Deal of the Year

  • Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC) SAR 4bn Private Placement Sukuk al-Mudaraba/Murabaha Guaranteed by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Mar 2021)
  • JLMs/Bookrunners: HSBC, Aljazira Capital, Saudi Fransi Capital
  • Legal Advisers to Issuer: The Law Office of Megren Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case
  • Legal Adviser to the JLMs: Allen & Overy and Khoshaim & Associates

Private Sector Deal of the Year

  • Arabian Centres Company USD 650m Senior Unsecured Sukuk al-Wakala/Murabaha (Apr 2021)
  • JLMs/Bookrunners: Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Albilad Capital, JPMorgan, Kamco, Warba Bank
  • Legal Advisers to Issuer: The Law Office of Megren Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case
  • Legal Adviser to the JLMs: The Law Office of Abuhimed Al-Sheikh Al-Hagbani in cooperation with Clifford Chance

Structured Finance Deal of the Year

  • Sudair One Renewable Energy Company USD 610m Senior Secured Project Finance Facility (July 2021)
  • MLAs: Al Rajhi Bank, APICORP, Korea Development Bank, Mizuho, Riyad Bank, Standard Chartered
  • Legal Advisers to Borrower: Covington, Al Tamimi
  • Legal Adviser to the Lenders: Hogan Lovells

Project Finance Deal of the Year

  • Red Sea Development Company SAR 14.12bn Term Facility and Revolving Credit Facility (April 2021)
  • MLAs: Bank Saudi Fransi, SABB, Riyad Bank, Saudi National Bank
  • Green Loan Coordinator: HSBC
  • Legal Advisers to Borrower: The Law Office of Megren Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case
  • Legal Adviser to the Lenders: Allen & Overy and Khoshaim & Associates

ESG & Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year

  • Saudi Electricity Company USD 500m Untied Green Credit Line (July 2021)
  • MLAs: JBIC, MUFG
  • Legal Advisers to Borrower: Allen & Overy and Khoshaim & Associates
  • Legal Adviser to the Lenders: DLA Piper
  • Debt Capital Markets House of the Year: JPMorgan
  • ECM House of the Year: SNB Capital
  • Sukuk House of the Year: HSBC
  • Financial Adviser of the Year: HSBC
  • Investment Bank of the Year: HSBC
  • ESG & Sustainable Finance Advisor of the Year: HSBC
  • Banking & Finance Legal Adviser of the Year: The Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi in cooperation with Latham & Watkins
  • Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year: The Law Office of Megren Al-Shaalan in cooperation with White & Case
  • Corporate Treasury & Funding Team of the Year: Saudi Telecom Company
  • Bank Treasury & Funding Team of the Year: Riyad Bank

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Debt Capital Markets Deal of the Year Sukuk House of the Year
Sukuk Deal of the Year ECM House of the Year
Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year Loan House of the Year
Loan Capital Markets Deal of the Year Financial Adviser of the Year
Public Sector Deal of the Year Investment Bank of the Year
Private Sector Deal of the Year ESG & Sustainable Advisor of the Year
Structured Finance Deal of the Year Banking & Finance Legal Adviser of the Year
Project Finance Deal of the Year Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year
ESG & Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year Corporate Treasury & Funding Team of the Year
DCM House of the Year Bank Treasury & Funding Team of the Year