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GlobalCapital Syndicated Loan, Leveraged Finance and Private Debt Awards 2019: the full results

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GlobalCapital revealed the winners of its annual Syndicated Loan and Leveraged Finance Awards at its Loan Awards Dinner at London’s Sheraton Grand Hotel on Park Lane on February 11. The Awards included GC's new Private Debt Awards. The full results are below. GlobalCapital congratulates all the winners and nominees.



DEALS OF THE YEAR


Deal of the year

London Stock Exchange Group

$9.325bn and €3.58bn September 2019

Nominees:

Infineon Technologies €6.6bn and $3.3bn June 2019

Merlin Entertainments $1.38bn, €1.45bn and £1.185bn October 2019

ZF Friedrichshafen €7.3bn March 2019

Emerging market loan of the year

Public Investment Fund

$10bn October 2019

Nominees:

Czech Gas Networks Investments €645m and Ckr33.35bn April 2019

IHS Holding $1bn September 2019

Leveraged loan of the year

Merlin Entertainments

$1.38bn, €1.45bn and £1.185bn October 2019

Nominees:

BCA Marketplace €534bn and £1.06bn September 2019

MasMovil Holdphone €1.7bn May 2019

Nestlé Skin Health $2.56bn, €971m and Sfr500m July 2019

M&A loan of the year

London Stock Exchange Group

$9.325bn and €3.58bn September 2019

Nominees:

Infineon Technologies €6.6bn and $3.3bn June 2019

ZF Friedrichshafen €7.3bn March 2019

Infrastructure finance loan of the year

CityFibre Infrastructure Holdings

£820m December 2018

Nominees:

Beatrice Offshore Windfarm £2.54bn July 2019

SFR FTTH €1.93bn March 2019

DEALS OF THE YEAR BY REGION


African deal of the year

Ghana Cocoa Board 

$300m March 2019

Nominees:

IHS Holding $1bn September 2019

Sonangol $1.5bn February 2019

Middle Eastern deal of the year

Public Investment Fund

$10bn October 2019

Nominees:

Emirates Global Aluminium $6.545bn January 2019

Mubadala Investment $2bn May 2019

WhiteSands Pipeline $3.275bn February 2019

Central and eastern European deal of the year

Sazka

€1.4bn July 2019

Nominees:

CTP Industrial Property €1.89bn June 2019

Rusal $1.085bn October 2019

Uralkali $1.45bn May 2019

UK and Irish deal of the year

London Stock Exchange Group

$9.325bn and €3.58bn September 2019

Nominees:

GlaxoSmithKline $5b and £3.5bn January 2019

LGC Science Group €570.6m, $417.1m and £50m July 2019

Merlin Entertainments $1.38bn, €1.45bn and £1.185bn October 2019

French deal of the year

Publicis Groupe

$900m and €2.3bn June 2019

Nominees:

Capgemini €5.4bn August 2019

Dassault Systèmes €4.75bn July 2019

EssilorLuxottica €8bn Jul 2019

German, Swiss and Austrian deal of the year  

Infineon Technologies 

€6.6bn and $3.3bn June 2019

Nominees:

Axel Springer €850m November 2019

Wintershall $2.1bn and €4.6bn March 2019

ZF Friedrichshafen €7.3bn March 2019

Benelux deal of the year

UCB

$2.07bn October 2019

Nominees:

ArcelorMittal $7bn June 2019

Solvay €2bn January 2019

Italian deal of the year

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

€6.25bn March 2019

Nominees:

CNH Industrial €4bn March 2019

Prysmian €1bn April 2019

Iberian deal of the year

Cellnex Telecom

£2bn November 2019

Nominees:

Grifols $3bn and €1.36bn November 2019

Testa €1.94bn May 2019

Nordic deal of the year

Ahlsell

€2.06bn March 2019

Nominees:

Amer Sports €2.015bn March 2019

Fortum €8.3bn October 2019

Sector Alarm €690m June 2019

Turkish deal of the year

Akbank

$812m October 2019

Nominees:

Türkiye Varlık Fonu €1bn March 2019

Ziraat Bankasi $1.423bn March 2019

BANKS

Loan house of the year

BNP Paribas

Nominees:

Bank of America

Crédit Agricole CIB

Goldman Sachs

HSBC

JP Morgan

Best arranger of leveraged loans

Goldman Sachs

Nominees:

BNP Paribas

Deutsche Bank

JP Morgan

Best arranger of M&A loans

JP Morgan

Nominees:

Bank of America

Citigroup

Deutsche Bank

Morgan Stanley

Best arranger of mid-cap loans

Commerzbank

Nominees:

Bank of Ireland

Lloyds Bank

UniCredit

Best secondary loans house

JP Morgan

Nominees:

Barclays

Citigroup

Credit Suisse

Best arranger of project finance loans

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp

Nominees:

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole CIB

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Natixis

Santander

Best arranger of trade finance loans

HSBC

Nominees:

ABN Amro

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole CIB

Natixis

Standard Chartered

Best arranger of green and ESG-linked loans

ING

Nominees:

BBVA

BNP Paribas

Natixis

BANKS BY REGION


Best arranger of western European loans

BNP Paribas

Nominees:

Crédit Agricole CIB

Credit Suisse

JP Morgan

UniCredit

Best arranger of African loans 

Standard Chartered

Nominees:

Absa

Nedbank

Standard Bank

Best arranger of loans in the Middle East

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Nominees:

Citigroup

Emirates NBD

HSBC

Standard Chartered

Best arranger of loans in central and eastern Europe

UniCredit

Nominees:

Citigroup

Commerzbank

ING

Best arranger of UK and Irish loans

Barclays

Nominees:

HSBC

Lloyds Bank

NatWest Markets

Best arranger of French loans

Crédit Agricole CIB

Nominees:

BNP Paribas

Natixis

Société Générale

Best arranger of German, Swiss and Austrian loans

UniCredit

Nominees:

Commerzbank

Deutsche Bank

JP Morgan

Best arranger of Benelux loans

ING

Nominees:

ABN Amro

KBC

Rabobank


Best arranger of Italian loans

UniCredit

Nominees:

BNP Paribas

Intesa Sanpaolo

Mediobanca


Best arranger of Iberian loans

Santander

Nominees:

BBVA

ING

Société Générale

Best arranger of Nordic loans 

SEB

Nominees:

Danske Bank

DNB

Nordea

Best arranger of loans in Turkey

Standard Chartered

Nominees:

Bank of America

Emirates NBD

HSBC

ADVISERS, INVESTORS AND LAW FIRMS

Best institutional lender

Ares Management

Nominees:

Alcentra

Barings

CVC

Best subordinated debt investor

MV Credit

Nominees:

GIC

Goldman Sachs

Park Square

Best distressed loan investor

Strategic Value Partners

Nominees:

Anchorage

CVC

Davidson Kempner

Best loan restructuring house

Houlihan Lokey

Nominees:

Lazard

Rothschild

Best corporate finance adviser

Rothschild

Nominees:

Goldman Sachs

Lazard

Best law firm for syndicated loans

Allen & Overy

Nominees:

Clifford Chance

Latham & Watkins

Linklaters

PRIVATE DEBT AWARDS


International US private placement of the year

Tottenham Hotspur

£525m September 2019


Social infrastructure US private placement of the year

City of London

£450m July 2019


Schuldschein of the year

Reliance Industries

€405m May 2019


Schuldschein of the year for a small or mid-cap borrower

Gewobag

August 2019


Euro private placement of the year

Groupe Bel

€125m October 2019

Best agent of international US private placements

NatWest Markets


Best arranger of Schuldscheine

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Best arranger of euro private placements

Crédit Agricole CIB

Most influential US private placement investor

Pricoa

Best adviser for international US private placements

Rothschild

Best law firm for Schuldscheine

Linklaters

Best law firm for international US private placements

Morrison & Foerster

Best law firm for euro private placements

CMS Francis Lefebvre

Best innovation in Schuldscheine

Sustainability-linked Schuldscheine

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