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21st Annual Syndicated Loan, Leveraged Finance & Private Debt Awards

For over two decades, the GlobalCapital Syndicated Loan, Leveraged Finance & Private Debt awards have been celebrating the industry's leading deals and institutions. The GlobalCapital loan awards are unique in that they are chosen by the market, for the market. Winners are decided based on a poll of market participants, canvassing their opinions on who has really stood out and made an impact over the review period. This means that we are confident that our awards reflect who the market considers the best in each category.


Poll opens: 18 October 2023
Poll closes: 17 November 2023
Shortlist published: December 2023
Winners announced: February 21 2024, The Waldorf, London


The winners of our Syndicated Loan, Leveraged Finance and Private Debt Awards are decided through an industry poll.

The principle of the poll is that banks, borrowers, investors, lawyers, private equity houses and service providers are all invited to vote for the best loan and private debt deals of 2023, and the most impressive market participants.

The Awards refer to the period from November 16, 2022 to November 15, 2023. Deals signed during that period are eligible, and the awards for organisations refer to performance during that period.

In each category, one vote is allowed per institution. Different individuals from one organisations can vote in different categories. You may not vote for your own institution.

In mid-December, GlobalCapital will publish a shortlist of nominees for each award, based on the institutions and deals that get the most votes.

We will reveal the winners of the Syndicated Loan, Leveraged Finance & Private Debt awards at a gala dinner in London in February 2024

Key categories



    Overall Deal of the Year
    Leveraged Loan of the Year
    M&A Loan of the Year
    Emerging Market Loan of the Year
    Infrastructure Finance Loan of the Year
    Renewables Loan of the Year
    Sustainability-Linked Loan of the Year
    UK and Irish Deal of the Year
    French Deal of the Year
    German, Swiss and Austrian Deal of the Year
    Italian Deal of the Year
    Iberian Deal of the Year
    Benelux Deal of the Year
    Nordic Deal of the Year
    Central and Eastern European Deal of the Year
    Middle Eastern Deal of the Year
    Turkish Deal of the Year
    African Deal of the Year
    Asia-Pacific Deal of the Year

    Loan House of the Year
    Best Arranger of Leveraged Loans
    Best Arranger of M&A Loans
    Best Arranger of Project Finance Loans
    Best Arranger of Trade Finance Loans
    Best Arranger of Mid-cap Loans
    Best Arranger of Infrastructure and Renewables Loans
    Best Secondary Loans House
    Best Arranger of Green and ESG-Linked Loans
    Most Innovative Bank for ESG Lending
    Best Arranger of Western European Loans
    Best Arranger of UK and Irish Loans
    Best Arranger of French Loans
    Best Arranger of German, Swiss and Austrian Loans
    Best Arranger of Italian Loans
    Best Arranger of Iberian Loans
    Best Arranger of Benelux Loans
    Best Arranger of Nordic Loans
    Best Arranger of Central and Eastern European Loans
    Best Arranger of Turkish Loans
    Best Arranger of Middle Eastern Loans
    Best Arranger of African Loans
    Best Arranger of Asia-Pacific Loans


    Best Corporate Finance Adviser
    Best Law Firm for Syndicated Loans
    Best Institutional Lender
    Best Direct Lending Fund
    Best Loan Restructuring Adviser
    Best Subordinated Debt Investor
    Best Distressed Loan Investor

    Schuldschein of the Year
    International Schuldschein of the Year
    Best Arranger of Schuldscheine
    Best Arranger of International Schuldscheine
    US Private Placement of the Year
    Best US Private Placement Agent



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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2023). More than 9,400 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients .For more information, please


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