Asia Infrastructure Awards 2018 - Deals of the year

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Asia Infrastructure Awards 2018

Deals of the year

Deal of the year - Regional
Project finance deal of the year/Power deal of the year
Paiton Energy
US$2 billion project bond and US$750 million term loan facilities
Global coordinators (bonds):
Barclays, HSBC
Bookrunners and lead managers (bonds):
Barclays, Citi, DBS, Deutsche Bank, HSBC
Lead manager:
SMBC Nikko
Mandated lead arrangers (loan):
Barclays, Citi, DBS, HSBC, Mizuho Bank, Shinsei Bank, Standard Chartered,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
A landmark in the development of the Asian bond market and a significant breakthrough in infrastructure financing being the first Reg S/144A project bond in the region since 1997
Renewable energy deal of the year
Star Energy consortium's acquisition of Chevron's geothermal and power business in Indonesia and the Philippines
Sponsors:
AC Energy Holdings, Electricity Generating Public Company Limited, Star Energy Group
Financial adviser:
Credit Suisse
Coordinators and mandated lead arrangers (financing):
BPI Capital Corporation, DBS
Mandated lead arrangers:
Bangkok Bank, Bank of China, BDO Unibank, RCBC Capital Corporation, MUFG Bank,
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Original mandated lead arrangers, bookrunners and underwriters (secured term facilities):
Credit Suisse, DBS, Maybank
Mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners:
ICBC Asia, Cathay United Bank
Mandated lead arrangers:
BNP Paribas, First Commercial Bank
Lead arrangers:
Indonesia Infrastructure Fund, MUFG Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Arrangers:
Intesa Sanpaolo, Ta Chong Bank, CTBC Bank
Lenders:
Bangkok Bank, Bank of China, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BDO Unibank, DBS,
MUFG Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation,
Sumitomo-Mitsui Banking Corporation
The largest renewable energy deal in Asia-Pacific in 2017, setting a benchmark in the independent power producer (IPP) space with such large financing done purely with commercial banks
Green project of the year
Tadau Energy
250 million ringgit SRI sukuk
Shariah adviser:
Dr Aznan Hasan
Principal adviser, lead arranger and lead manager :
Affin Hwang Investment Bank
This is the world’s first green sukuk, encouraging potential issuers to use the SRI platform to raise funds for climate-friendly investments
Oil and gas deal of the year
Medco E&P Malaka
US$360 million reserve-based lending
Sponsor:
Medco Energi International
Mandated lead arrangers, underwriters and bookrunners:
ANZ, ING, Societe Generale CIB
Mandated lead arranger:
BNP Paribas
The project is an upstream greenfield asset with a unique financing structure as it was sized based on a 100% working interest in the asset.
PPP project of the year
New Grafton Correctional Centre
A$742 million senior debt facilities
Sponsors:
Serco, John Holland, John Laing, Macquarie Capital
Financial adviser:
Macquarie Capital
Mandated lead arrangers, underwriters and bookrunners:
ANZ, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Investec, Macquarie
Mandated lead arrangers:
AustralianSuper, Korea Development Bank, National Australia Bank, Norinchukin Bank
Senior managers:
KEB Hana Bank, Metrics Credit Partners, Shinhan Bank, Woori Bank
This will be the largest correctional facility in Australia and will play a key role in the New South Wales justice system, serving the northern part of the state
Most innovative deal of the year
Australian Registry Investments
A$1.8 billion financing to acquire Land and Property Information
Acquirers:
First State Superannuation Scheme, Hastings Funds Management
Financial adviser:
Royal Bank of Canada
Mandated lead arrangers:
Bank of China, Bank of Nova Scotia, BNP Paribas, China Construction Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ING, National Australia Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Societe Generale CIB
This is the first land and property registry to be offered for concession in Australia and the transaction is anticipated to pave the way for future privatization of land registry services in other Australian states
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