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Driving syndicated loan activity forward into 2022: Who is lending, at what price and on what terms?

Broadcast on May 20, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds & Loans Mexico 2021 - Virtual

Gold Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Gold Sponsor

HSBC

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

Silver Sponsor

KPMG

Bronze Sponsor

Citi

Bronze Sponsor

Moody's Investors Service

Bronze Sponsor

Sainz Abogados

Supporting Partner

Mexican Chamber of Commerce - GB

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  • Underwriting syndications vs club deals: Which structures are banks favouring as loan activity picks up in Q3 and 4?
  • Assessing market liquidity: How do local and international banks’ appetite for offering favourable loan pricing and tenor vary?
  • To what extent are international banks willing to lend on long-term projects, if there is a potential rating downgrade on the horizon?
Mexico

Moderator

Sara Pirzada

Sara Pirzada

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Americas

SMBC

Sara Pirzada

Sara Pirzada

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Americas at SMBC

Sara Pirzada recently joined SMBC as a Managing Director, heading the Latin America business for Loan Capital Markets in New York. Prior to her current position, Sara was a Managing Director at Mizuho Securities, heading Latin America as well as Americas Project Finance, for Loan Capital Markets. She has more than 20 years of broad experience executing debt financings for corporate, structured, and project finance transactions for the oil and gas, power, renewable energy, infrastructure, mining, and commodities sectors across the Americas.  Prior to joining Mizuho, Sara was a Director at WestLB, where she spent more than ten years, and was involved in many high-profile transactions in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Previous to WestLB, Sara spent several years at JP Morgan in the investment banking division focusing on the oil and gas sector in the Americas.  Sara holds an MBA and BSc. in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

SMBC

Sara Pirzada

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Speakers

Jaime Frontera

Jaime Frontera

Managing Director, Loan Syndications Group – Head of Latin America

Crédit Agricole CIB

Jaime Frontera

Jaime Frontera

Managing Director, Loan Syndications Group – Head of Latin America at Crédit Agricole CIB

Mr. Frontera has 19 years’ experience in the banking and loan syndications market. Previously with Barclays Capital, where he spent 13 years performing different roles including heading Latin American loan syndications, US leverage sales and US high grade loan sales. Mr. Frontera joined CA CIB in 2011 as a Managing Director in the Loan Syndications Group focused on Latin America. His team’s success in leading syndicated loan transactions has been valuable to CA-CIB’s loan franchise success in Brazil and across the region.

Mr. Frontera holds a BA in business administration from the University of South Carolina where he was a NCAA division 1 tennis player and also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Miami.

Crédit Agricole CIB

Jaime Frontera
J. German Voss

J. German Voss

Head of Corporate Lending, Mexico

BBVA

J. German Voss

J. German Voss

Head of Corporate Lending, Mexico at BBVA

BBVA

J. German Voss
Bernardo Ramirez

Bernardo Ramirez

Director, Client Coverage, Mexico

SMBC

Bernardo Ramirez

Bernardo Ramirez

Director, Client Coverage, Mexico at SMBC

SMBC

Bernardo Ramirez

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Erika Ambrosi Montes de Oca

Erika Ambrosi Montes de Oca

Head of Syndicated Loans & Acquisition Finance, Mexico

Santander

Erika Ambrosi Montes de Oca

Erika Ambrosi Montes de Oca

Head of Syndicated Loans & Acquisition Finance, Mexico at Santander

Erika is a seasoned Structured & Corporate Finance professional with over 20 years of experience in Investment Banking and Development Finance. She is head of the Syndicated Loans & Acquisition Finance Team and Strategic Investment Group in México. Erika joined Santander’s Corporate and Investment Banking in 2010, prior to her current position she was Head of Portfolio Management and Head of Private Debt Mobilization. She has participated with local and global companies in large transactions, specially Corporate, LBOs, Leverage and Structured finance, and during the years she spent in development banking she participated in relevant Infrastructure Financings. Erika holds a Degree in Business Administration from UIA and a MBA from ITAM.

Santander