Deals of the Year 2014: EMEA winners

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Trade Finance  is pleased to announce the winners of the Deals of the Year awards for 2014 for the Europe, Middle East and Africa 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



Aktif Bank – Islamic Trade Finance



CMA CGM – trade and supply chain

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited, Bank of China Limited


Bouygues Telecom – ECA-backed financing

Banco Santander


Buitengaats (Gemini) – ECA-backed financing

European Investment Bank, ABN Amro, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, BNP Paribas Fortis, Bank of Montreal, CIBC World Markets, Deutsche Bank, Natixis, Banco Santander, Caixabank, Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten


Det Norske – Commodity financing

BNP Paribas, DNB Bank, Nordea Bank Norge, SEB AB, SG CIB, ABN Amro, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Barclays, Citibank, CommBank Europe, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Bank, ING, Scotia, Sperbank, Swedbank, JP Morgan Europe


Evraz – Commodity financing

Deutsche Bank, ING, SG CIB, Rosbank, Nordea, Raiffeisen


Kazan Soda – ECA-backed financing

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, Deutsche Bank


Metalloinvest PXF – Commodity financing

BNPP, Credit Agricole CIB, ZAO Unicredit Bank, Credit Suisse, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, SG CIB, ING, Deutsche Bank


PKN Orlen – Commodity financing



Speyside Renewable Energy
– Project finance bond

Barclays Bank


Star Rafineri– ECA-backed finance

BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, ING, KDB, KfW Ipex, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Natixis, Societe Generale, Unicredit, BBVA, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banco Popular Espanol, Caixabank, Santander


Tonner – Commodity financing

Deutsche Bank, BTMU, Bank of China, HSBC


Trafigura – Commodity financing

Deutsche Bank


Transoil Group – Commodity financing

SG CIB, International Finance Corporation, Erste Group Bank AG, Banque de Commerce et de Placements, Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, FIMBank p.l.c, EFA Dynamic Trade Finance Fund Ltd


Turk Eximbank – Export finance

ITFC, KSA, Islamic Development Bank, National Commercial Bank, First Gulf Bank, UAE, Al Baraka Islamic Bank, Bahrain


United Company Rusal – Commodity financing

ING, SocGen



Middle East and Africa

Deal name



Caracal Energy – reserve based financing

Societe Generale CIB, Natixis, ING Belgium


Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
– ECA-backed financing

HSBC Bank, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, Unicredit


IFC Ebola Emergency Liquidity Facility –
trade and supply chain and working capital

International Finance Corporation

Ebola-affected countries

IPG Ethiopia – Structured Commodity Finance

Natixis, International Finance Corporation, Standard Bank of South Africa


Kenya Airways – ECA-backed aircraft financing

JP Morgan, Citibank


Kosmos Energy – revolving facility

SG CIB, HSBC, Standard Chartered, BNPP, Standard Bank, CA CIB, Natixis, ABSA, IFC, BoA, NedCap, SMBC, ING, FBN, DNB, BTMU, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Barclays Bank of Ghana, Investec Asset Management Proprietary


Oman refineries – ECA-backed project finance

Bank Muscat, National Bank of Oman, Al Ahli Bank, Bank Dhofar, Bank Sohar and the Oman Arab Bank, HSBC, SMBC, KfW IPEX-Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Qatar National Bank, Saudi National Commercial Bank, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Standard Chartered, Arab Banking Corporation, Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation, Ahli United Bank and Arab Bank.


Petroleum Export Limited VI
– Commodity financing

National Bank of Abu Dhabi, National Bank of Egypt, HSBC Bank Middle East, AAIB, Arab Bank Bahrain, Arab Bank Egypt, CIB Egypt, HSBC Egypt, Mashreq, Natixis, BTMU, Union National Bank


Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe – Export finance

Standard Chartered Bank Zimbabwe, Barclays Bank Zimbabwe, Standard Bank Investment Corporation Bank Zimbabwe, FBC Bank


SAFI IPP Project – ECA-backed project financing

Societe Generale, BNP Paribas, CACIB, Standard Chartered, Attijariwafa Bank, Banque Centrale Populaire, Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Bank, SMBC, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Islamic Development Bank


Societe des Hydrocarbures du Tchad
– Commodity financing

Deutsche Bank, Natixis and Credit Agricole, Glencore


Société Nationale des Pétroles du Congo –
Commodity financing

Attijariwafa Bank and BGFI Bank consortium, Ecobank Nigeria Ltd, Qatar National Bank SAQ and United Bank for Africa Plc, BGFI Bank Group, Attijariwafa Bank Group, UBA Group, QNB Group, the Development Bank of South Africa, the Banque de Développement des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale, Rawbank Group and the Ecobank Group

Republic of Congo

Wa’ad Al-Shamal – ECA-backed project finance

Al Rajhi Bank, Alinma Bank, Apicorp, Banque Saudi Fransi, BNP Paribas, Islamic Development Bank, Riyad Bank, Samba Financial Group, SMBC, the National Commercial Bank, the Saudi British Bank, the Saudi Investment Bank, HSBC, KfW IPEX-Bank, Mizuho, SMBC, BTMU

Saudi Arabia


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Transaction Name Stage Est. Value
Cocobod/$1.5 billion/0518 Financing 1500.00
Sibanye-Stillwater/$600 million/0418 Financial close 600.00
Aluminium Bahrain/‎€204.5 million/0518 Financial close 247.43
Milio/$48 million/0418 Financing 48.00
Total & Saudi Aramco/$150 million/0118 Financial close 150.00
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