As the Odebrecht ordeal and numerous other corruption scandals continued to devastate governments and ravage large corporates in the continent’s biggest economies, from Brazil to Argentina to Peru, international law firms have been seizing the opportunity to bring their litigation expertise and conflict-resolution know-how to the table. We speak to Julissa Reynoso, the former US Ambassador to…
31 Oct 2018
With the aid of Natixis, which helped set up the innovative hybrid structure, the Peruvian transmission line project was able to attract long-money foreign investors, including major US pension funds.
24 Oct 2018
Bonds & Loans team spent some time on the ground in Colombia to meet with a broad range of local finance leaders in order to get a sense of the risks and opportunities on the horizon in the Andean country.
18 Oct 2018
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has over the past year inked a number of landmark – and in some cases pioneering – transactions, part of a bold new strategy aimed at expanding and enhancing the company’s global position. We speak with one of the architects of the funding strategy behind it, Michele Fiorentino, Chief Investment Officer at ADNOC.
3 Oct 2018
Franklin Templeton’s Senior Research Analyst Franck Nowak concedes that some optimism has faded over the past quarter, especially as Fed hikes look inevitable and EM jitters have settled in, but underscores the fact that GCC bonds are performing still well and project finance is expected to drive the deal pipeline for the region in 2018.
28 Sep 2018
In a deal that involves an amortizing loan with debt and equity tranches on a non-recourse project finance basis, the Saudi Arabia-based developer broke new ground by achieving an 18-year tenor, raising USD financing with an EGP-denominated tariff and bringing in a Chinese commercial bank.
26 Sep 2018
The Omani electricity company SPV placed the first ever corporate sukuk from the country with an elegant legal structure that helped navigate regulatory obstacles.
29 Aug 2018
Turkey’s healthcare industry has moved forward leaps and bounds since the government overhauled the sector in 2003, and the present currency dynamics coupled with high external savings rates and a huge concentration of domestic medical expertise has translated more recently into a health tourism boom – a bright beacon floating in troubled waters. Bonds & Loans speaks with Burcu Öztürk, CFO of MLP…
23 Aug 2018
The unique A/B private placement structure was a rarity in the capital markets in light of its inclusion of both senior and subordinated tranches. It’s also the third green project bond issued out of Latin America.
22 Aug 2018
With pressure on high-yield assets and non-investment grade credit across EMs, Mixta Africa, an African property developer and fast-rising player in the continent’s real-estate market, is doubling down on its corporate principles – including adaptive product development, low cost land acquisition and establishing local communities – to navigate those challenges. Bonds & Loans speaks with Benson…
21 Aug 2018