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What is the status of infrastructure projects across Latin America? Are they honouring their PPA contracts? How have sponsors’ investment criteria (and priorities) changed with COVID-19?

Broadcast on Oct 20, 2020 from Livestream: Project Finance & Capital Markets Latin America 2020 - Virtual Conference

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What is the status of infrastructure projects across Latin America? Are they honouring their PPA contracts? How have sponsors’ investment criteria (and priorities) changed with COVID-19?

  • Project delays vs. potential refinancing: What are investors’ biggest concerns when considering an investment post-pandemic?
  • Infrastructure vs. renewable energy vs. oil & gas, large vs. smaller project schemes: What are the commercial opportunities for sponsors scanning investments in Latin America?
  • Project bonds and private placements: How effectively can these instruments be used to fund different sizes or stages of projects?
  • How can projects be sold to institutional investors? Can projects without a rating attract sponsorship from institutional investors?
Latin America

Moderator

Paolo Matoto

Paolo Matoto

Executive Director, Private Placement Group

CIBC

Paolo Matoto

Paolo Matoto

Executive Director, Private Placement Group at CIBC

Paolo Matoto joined CIBC Capital Markets in 2018. He is an Executive Director in

the firm’s private placement team based in New York, focused on all aspects of the

origination, execution, and distribution of traditional debt private placements for

CIBC clients. He has executed over 150 transactions across a wide range of sectors

(in particular power, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources) globally, and

is experienced in both corporate and project/structured financings. As a senior

member of the private placement team, he is responsible for every facet of a

transaction. From client management, drafting of marketing materials, oversight

and negotiation of legal documentation, execution strategy, investor-marketing

discussions, through to pricing, book building, allocations and funding.

Mr. Matoto previously held a similar position at a well-known financial institution

for 10 years. He began his banking career in 2001 as part of a competing firm’s the

Global Syndicated Finance team and moved on to debt private placement roles at

other major financial institutions.

Mr. Matoto received a Master of International Affairs degree from

Columbia University in New York in 2001, with a concentration in finance

and economics.

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Paolo Matoto

Speakers

Diego Hollweck

Diego Hollweck

Chief Executive Officer

Latam Power

Diego Hollweck

Diego Hollweck

Chief Executive Officer at Latam Power

Latam Power

Jorge Camiña

Jorge Camiña

Director, Infrastructure Debt

Allianz Global Investors

Jorge Camiña

Jorge Camiña

Director, Infrastructure Debt at Allianz Global Investors

Jorge Camiña joined Allianz Global Investors in June 2016 as Director within the Infrastructure Debt team based in New York. At AllianzGI, Jorge has spearheaded our energy investments in U.S. and our expansion into Latin America, including our first debt investment in Mexico, the El Encino-La Laguna gas pipeline and other like the Tres Hermanas & Marcona wind portfolio in Peru. Jorge lead the execution of renewable energy transactions in the Americas representing over 2 GW of installed generation capacity, including the 8point3, Moapa, Mount Signal 3 and California Flats solar PV projects and the Grande Prairie and Balko wind farms, while also has been involved in the transportation sector with the financing of the acquisition of Pocahontas Parkway in Virginia in 2016.

Prior to joining Jorge was Head of Project & Acquisition Finance for Santander in New York, leading a team responsible for non-recourse financing in North America. Jorge joined Santander in 2005 and held several positions in non-recourse financing in Madrid and with the Corporate Syndicated Loans group in New York. His background includes experience across transaction in Latin American, US and Europe, and segments ranging from Corporate Loans and Project Finance to Leveraged Buyouts. Prior to Santander he was with BBVA at the M&A Advisory Group in Madrid. He initiated his career with Arthur Andersen and ABN Amro Bank. Mr. Camiña received a BS from Deusto Business School, Bilbao, with specialization in Finance

Allianz Global Investors

Pedro Juliá Ruipérez

Pedro Juliá Ruipérez

Pedro Juliá Ruipérez

Head of Finance, Latin America at Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructura (Grupo ACS)

Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructura (Grupo ACS)

Javier Orellana

Javier Orellana

Javier Orellana

Principal at Actis

Javier Orellana is a Principal with Actis. Javier joined Actis in early 2017 and is based in Mexico City, where he is responsible for covering the firm’s energy investments in Latin America. He has worked on Actis’ investments in Atlas Renewable Energy (Actis’ Latin America solar generation platform), Saavi Energia (one of the largest independent power producers in Mexico) and Zuma Energia (Actis’ wind and solar energy platform in Mexico). Prior to joining Actis, Javier was a Management Consultant with McKinsey’s Global Energy & Materials and Strategy practices, where he focused on energy and infrastructure in Latin America. Javier holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from CIDE in Mexico City.

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