Deals of the Year 2014: Americas winners

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Trade Finance is pleased to announce the winners of the Deals of the Year awards for 2014 for the Americas region. 

Using a combination of data analytics and an expert panel of judges, Trade Finance has whittled down the hundreds of entries by assessing innovation, complexity, size, country risk, contribution to local economy and other factors. We congratulate the winners for demonstrating ingenuity and determination in the past year’s often difficult market environments.

Eric Prideaux


Trade Finance

Deal name



Aeromexico – Pre-Delivery Payments Aircraft Financing

Banco Santander Mexico


Avianca – ECA-backed financing

Citi, DZ Bank


The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
– ECA-backed financing

Deutsche Bank


Cameron LNG – ECA-backed Project Financing

Bayerische Landesbank, BBVA, BTMU, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Industriel et Commercial, Credit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, DNB, Goldman Sachs, Landesbank, HSBC, ING, JP Morgan, Metlife, MUFJ Trust, Mizuho, Natixis, Norinchukin Bank, RBS, Santander, Shinsei Bank, Soc Gen, SMBC, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust, Unicredit, Aozora, Chiba Bank, Shinkin Bank, Shizuoka Bank


Central Panuco – ECA-backed Financing



Chercan Leasing – Pre-Delivery Payments Financing

Santander Chile, Santander, Bladex

Cayman Islands

El Estado de Sao Paulo
– MIGA-backed buyer credit facility

Banco Santander


Empire Resources – Dual Borrowing Base
Revolving Credit Facility

Rabobank, BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, ABN Amro, RBI


Export Development Canada – $1bn bond

Citi, Daiwa, Morgan Stanley, TD Securities


Freeport LNG Train 1
– ECA-backed Project Financing

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mizuho Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust, ING Bank (Tokyo branch)


Freeport LNG Train 2 – Project Financing

BBVA, BMO Capital Markets, Barclays, CIBC World Markets, Credit Agricole CIB, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China – ICBC, Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, Lloyds Banking Group, MetLife Inc, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Mizuho, Natixis, RBC Capital Markets, RBS, SG Corporate & Investment Banking, Santander, Scotiabank, Standard Chartered Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, General Electric


Interstate 4 – Project Financing

BTMU, KfW Ipex-Bank, CIBC, SEK, Societe Generale, Credit Agricole


Itau Unibanco – Co-lending facility

Wells Fargo Bank


Jeffries Bache – Committed Secured Borrowing Base Revolving Credit Facility

 JP Morgan Chase, Natixis, BMO Harris Bank, BNY Mellon, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, Citibank, US Bank, Bank of America, HSBC Bank, PNC Bank


Kia Motors – ECA-backed Credit Facility

Citi, HSBC, JP Morgan, ING, Mizuho, Santander


Mercuria – Committed Secured Borrowing Base
Revolving Credit Facility

Societe Generale, Natixis, BTMU, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, ABN, Rabobank, ING, Mizuho, HSBC, Lloyds, StanChart, Deutsche Bank, Scotiabank, BoA, Fifth Third Bank, SMBC, Sumitomo Trust

North America

Metro de Santiago
– ECA-backed Project Financing

BNP Paribas S.A., BNP Paribas Fortis Bank NV-SA, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited Paris Branch, Societe Generale, ING Bank, a branch of ING-DIBA AG, KFW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Banco Santander, S.A., Credit Agricole Corporation and Investment Bank, Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Paris Branch.


Pemex – ECA-backed Guaranteed Notes

Santander, BNP Paribas, Citibank


Sprint – ECA-backed Export Financing Facility

Credit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, Mizuho, SMBC, MUFG, BNP Paribas, RBS, Nordea, KfW


Trafigura Peru – Syndicated Borrowing Base Facility

ABN Amro, Natixis, Standard Chartered, Credit Agricole, Itau, BTMU, Societe Generale, Rabobank, BCV, Scotiabank