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Award Winners

Sovereign Debt Deal of the Year

 

Republic of Angola

US$3,000,000,000

May 2018

Senior Unsecured Dual-tranche Bond due May 2028 and May 2048

8.25% and 9.375%

Join Lead Managers:

  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • ICBC

Legal Advisors to the Issuer:

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Legal Advisors to the JLMs:

 

Corporate Debt Deal of the Year

Letshego Holdings Ltd

ZAR865,000,000

February 2018

Multi-currency Term Loans and Bonds

ZAR400,000,000 Multi-currency Amortising Term Loans into Letshego’s Namibia, Lesotho, and Swaziland subsidiaries; due February 2021

Dual-Tranche Senior Unsecured Bonds

  • ZAR325m due in February 2021
  • ZAR140m due in February 2022

Initial Mandated Lead Arranger and Sole Lead Arranger:

  • RMB

Legal Advisors to the Issuer:

Legal Advisors to the JLMs:

  • Bowmans

 

Local Currency Bond Deal of the Year

Bayport Financial Services

MZM1,050,000,000

July 2018

Senior Unsecured Bonds due July 2021

24.00%

Joint Lead Managers:

  • Standard Bank
  • Bank BIG

Legal Advisors to the Issuer:

  • Couto, Graca & Associados (CGA)

Legal Advisors to the JLMs:

 

Financial Institutions Deal of the Year

ABSA Group Limited

US$400,000,000

April 2018

Basel III-compliant Tier 2 Bonds due 2028

Global Coordinators:

  • Absa
  • Barclays

Joint Lead Managers:

  • HSBC
  • Citi

Legal Advisors to the Issuer:

  • Allen & Overy

Legal Advisors to the JLMs:

  • Clifford Chance
  • ENSafrica South Africa

Project Finance Deal of the year

Enel Green Power RSA

ZAR14,000,000,000

July 2018

Single Borrower Portfolio Project Finance Facility for 5x140MW Wind Farms due July 2038

Joint Lead Managers:

  • Absa
  • Nedbank

Legal Advisors to the Borrower:

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Legal Advisors to the JLMs:

  • Fasken

 

Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year

MTN Zambia

ZAR1,200,000,000

Month 2018

Multi-Currency (ZMW, ZAR, USD) Club Loan due 2023

Coordinator

  • FNB Zambia, through RMB

Lenders:

  • FNB Zambia
  • RMB
  • Barclays
  • Stanbic
  • Citi
  • Ecobank
  • ZANACO

Legal Advisors to the Borrower:

Legal Advisors to the JLMs:

  • ENS South Africa

 

Local Currency Loan Deal of the Year

Geita Gold Mining

US$115,000,000

July 2018

Multi-Currency (USD/TZS) Syndicated Loan due in April 2021

Sole Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner:

  • Nedbank Corporate and Investment Bank

Facility B (TZS tranche) Lender and Agent Bank:

  • Ecobank

Facility B (TZS tranche) Lenders:

  • Stanbic
  • National Bank of Commerce
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • NMB Bank 

Legal Advisors to the Borrower:

  • Allen & Overy (South Africa)

Legal Advisors to the JLMs:

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

 

Structured Finance Deal of the Year

Pepkor Holdings

ZAR18,000,000,000

May 2018

Multi-Tranche Syndicated Loans and Preference shares due in May 2021, May 2022 and May 2023

Initial Mandated Lead Arranger & Bookrunner

  • RMB

Mandated Lead Arranger

  • Standard Bank
  • Absa

Legal Advisors to the Borrower:

  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

Legal Advisor to the JLMs:

  • Allen & Overy

 

Export Finance Deal of the Year

Vale S.A. and Mitsui & Co

US$5,150,000,000

November 2017

ECA-backed Term Loan Facility for Construction and Rehabilitation of Nacala Corridor Railway Line due 2031

ECAs:

  • Export Credit Insurance of South Africa
  • JBIC
  • NEXI
  • Nippon Life Insurance Company

Joint Lead Managers:

  • RMB
  • Absa
  • Standard Bank
  • MUFG
  • SMBC
  • Mizuho
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • African Development Bank

Legal Advisors to the Borrower:

  • White & Case

Legal Advisors to the JLMs:

  • Linklaters
  • Webber Wentzel

 

 

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