The Amandi Energy Project was the only large scale base-load independent power generation project in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve financial close in 2016 and a strategically important project for the development of the country’s energy sector.
1 Mar 2017
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) managed to secure a dual currency syndicated term loan at the lowest margins yet, despite a strengthening dollar and increasing emerging market volatility following the US elections.
28 Feb 2017
YDA raised four-year money – pushing average tenors in Turkey’s local currency market – just one week after the coup attempt and two days after S&P downgraded the country’s sovereign credit rating to junk.
27 Feb 2017
The AFC’s upsized US$150mn was the first US dollar denominated sukuk issued by an African multilateral development bank and the first dollar denominated sukuk of 2017, helping the financial institution fund a number of infrastructure projects on the continent.
23 Feb 2017
YDA Group’s TRY250mn was a well-structured deal that set a new benchmark for size and tenors in the local currency bond market, a deal made even more impressive by the fact that it was executed during one of the country’s most volatile periods. We speak with Cumhur Bilen, CFO of YDA Group about the company's landmark bond transaction and the its bid to push the limits in the country’s capital…
16 Feb 2017
YDA managed to attract significant participation from international lenders on the first ever dual conventional and Islamic healthcare PPP in Turkey, a €265mn facility to help finance the construction of the Konya Hospital.
15 Feb 2017
The Sultanate of Oman’s OMR250mn sukuk al-Ijara Trust Certificates due November 2020 helped the government set a critical funding benchmark and helped pave the way for a conventional dual-currency bond seven months later.
14 Feb 2017
Kazancı Holding secured a dual-currency US$800mn 10-year loan against a backdrop of severe volatility in the local market and growing uncertainty around the macroeconomic environment more broadly.
9 Feb 2017
Dubai-based pay-television company OSN closed an oversubscribed, well-structured US$400mn 5-year syndicated loan in a widely successful follow-up to the company’s debut syndication in 2013. The transaction was well-received by the market and helped effectively balance the company’s short and long-term working capital needs.
8 Feb 2017
Noor Bank’s debut perpetual Tier 1 perpetual sukuk issuance met with strong demand from global investors and achieved the lowest yield of any Tier 1 Basel III compliant perpetual sukuk in Dubai, despite a volatile market backdrop which saw oil prices dip below US$30 per barrel.
7 Feb 2017