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Awards

The Bonds & Loans Deals of the Year recognises outstanding deals from the Brazilian capital markets in 2017/18.  The recognition of industry excellence is determined by Bonds & Loans editors based on an exhaustive selection process involving examination of case studies, in-depth feedback and discussions with market participants.

Winners will be awarded at the cocktail reception of our Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Brazil conference, on the 4th June 2019 at the Tivoli, Sao Paulo. Over 350 stakeholders ranging from sovereigns, issuers, borrowers, investors and bankers will be in attendance. To book your place register online here

If you would like to issue a press release about any of the winning deals, please contact Andrew.Stark@GFCMediaGroup.com

BRAZIL: Corporate Bond Deal of the Year

Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.

BRL4,099,700,000 and US$1,000,000,000

September 2018

Senior unsecured dual-tranche Bond due in January 2029

6.00% and 6.125% Coupon

JLMs/Bookrunners:

  • ABN Amro
  • Banco do Brasil Securities
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BNP Paribas
  • Bradesco BBI
  • BTG Pactual
  • Credit Agricole CIB
  • J.P. Morgan
  • ING
  • Itau BBA
  • Mizuho Bank
  • MUFG
  • Natixis
  • Rabo Securities
  • Scotiabank
  • SMBC Nikko

Legal Advisers to the Issuer:

  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Weber Rechtsanwalte GmbH

Legal Advisers to the JLMs:

  •  LinkLaters LLP
  • Pinheiro Guimarães 

 

BRAZIL: Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year

Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.

US$9,200,000,000

March 2018

Dual-tranche Syndicated Loan due in March 2021 and March 2024

JLMs/Bookrunners:

  • ABN Amro
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BNP Paribas
  • Credit Agricole CIB
  • ING
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Mizuho Bank
  • MUFG
  • Natixis
  • Rabo Securities
  • ScotiaBank
  • SMBC Nikko

Legal Advisers:

  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Clifford Chance
  • Machado Meyer

 

 

BRAZIL: Project Finance Deal of the Year

Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe (Celse)

US$1,470,000,000

April 2018

US$400,000,000 in Equity (including US$123,000,000 in cash reserve accounts) split equally between Eletricidade do Brasil (Ebrasil) and Golar Power; and US$1,340,000,000 Non-recourse Project Finance facilities:

  • R3,200,000,000 Private Placement Project Bonds XX% Coupon due April 2023
  • US$200,000,000 Loan from IFC due in XXX
  • US$288,000,000 Loan from IDB Invest due in XXX

JLMs/Bookrunners:

  • Goldman Sachs

Legal Adviser to GE Capital:

  • Mayer Brown
  • Tauil & Chequer Advogados

Legal Advisers to Celse:

  • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Stocche Forbes

Legal Advisers to JLMs and Lenders:

  • White & Case
  • Machado Meyer

 

BRAZIL: Structured Bond Deal of the Year

Santa Victoria do Palmar/Santa Victoria do Palmar and Atlantic/ACTIS

BRL105,000,000

July 2018

Bonds Fully Wrapped by an IDB Credit Guarantee of BRL125,000,000 due in December 2031

ICPA + 5.92% Coupon

JLMs/Bookrunners:

  • XP Investimentos
  • Itau BBA
  • Bradesco

Legal Counsel to IDB:

  • Clifford Chance
  • Mattos Filho

Legal Advisers to the Borrower:

  • Paul Hastings
  • Lobo de Rizzo

Legal Advisers to the JLMs:

  • Hogan Lovells
  • Machado Meyer

 

 

BRAZIL: Structured Loan Deal of the Year

Biosev

R$3,600,000,000

May 2018

Syndicated Senior Pre-Export Finance Term Loan Facility due in April 2023

JLMs/Bookrunners:

  • ING
  • Credit Agricole
  • Natixis
  • Rabobank

Legal Adviser to Borrower:

  • Dias Carneiro Advogados
  • Norton Rose Fulbright

Legal Advisers to Lenders:

  • Santos Neto Advogados

 

BRAZIL: Financial Institutions Deal of the Year

Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A.

US$1,250,000,000

December 2017

Senior Unsecured NC5 Perpetual Notes

6.125% Coupon

JLMs/Bookrunners:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Banco Bradesco
  • Itau BBA
  • JP Morgan
  • Standard Chartered

Legal Advisers:

  • Clifford Chance
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Pinheiro Neto

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