Winners: FinanceAsia's Achievement Awards, Part 2

We continue the announcement of our annual Achievement Awards winners with the outstanding deals by category across the region.

Winners: <em>FinanceAsia</em>'s Achievement Awards, Part 2

FinanceAsia is pleased to announce the winners of its deal awards, the second of a three-part series revealing our Achievement Awards for 2017.

We will announce the best organisations in a variety of categories tomorrow. But for now — the following deals were the most impressive among all those we considered across various categories.

 

 

 

DEAL OF THE YEAR, BEST LEVERAGED FINANCE DEAL
 
The S$16.1 billion take private of Global Logistic Properties including $4.65 billion credit facilities 
 
Buying consortium members: HOPU, Hillhouse Capital, GLP's CEO Ming Mei, China Vanke, Bank of China Group Investment 

Financial advisers: 

Target: JP Morgan; Evercore Partners; Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Acquirer: CICC; Citi; DBS; Goldman Sachs; Morgan Stanley; UBS

Leveraged loan underwriters: Citi; Goldman Sachs

Legal advisers:

Target: Allen & Gledhill; Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Morrison & Foerster; Rajah & Tann

Acquirer: Clifford Chance; Davis Polk & Wardwell; JunHe LLP; Kirkland & Ellis; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Public relations:

Target: Teneo Strategy, Newgate Communications

Buyer: Brunswick


BEST BELT AND ROAD DEAL (new category)

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority $350 million term loan

Sole mandated lead arranger and original lender: Credit Suisse


BEST FINANCING (early stage to pre-IPO)

L Catteron’s $226 million re-pricing and recapitalisation facility for Ningbo Zhongzhe Mushang Holding

Financial Adviser and underwriter: Citigroup 


BEST PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL

Warburg Pincus-backed Vincom Retail's $740 million IPO

Financial advisers:  

Joint global co-ordinators: Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank 

Domestic lead manager: Saigon Securities  

Legal advisers: 

Vincom Retail and Warburg Pincus: Latham & Watkins 


BEST EQUITY DEAL

Shanghai Port's $1 billion exchangeable bond into Postal Savings Bank of China

Sole bookrunner: Deutsche Bank


BEST IPO

China Literature's $1.1 billion Hong Kong IPO

Joint sponsors: Morgan Stanley; Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Credit Suisse

Joint global coordinators: JPMorgan; CICC

Joint bookrunners: China Securities International; China Renaissance; China Merchant Securities; CMB International; BOC International; HSBC

Legal advisers:

Issuer: Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

Tencent: Davis Polk & Wardwell  


BEST M&A DEAL

ChemChina’s acquisition of Syngenta for $43 billion

Financial advisers:

Target: Goldman Sachs; JP Morgan; UBS

Acquirer: Bank of China; China Citic Bank; China Construction Bank; CICC; Credit Suisse; HSBC; Morgan Stanley

Legal advisers: 

Target: Baer & Karrer; Blake Cassels & Graydon; Davis Polk & Wardwell

Acquirer: Clifford Chance; Fangda Partners; Homburger; King & Wood Mallesons; Osler Hoskin & Harcourt; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Public relations: Brunswick


BEST INVESTMENT-GRADE BOND

PT Paiton Energy $2 billion 13-year and 20-year amortising notes

Joint global co-ordinators: Barclays; HSBC

Joint bookrunners: Citi; DBS; Deutsche Bank

Joint lead manager: SMBC Nikko

Co-managers: Mizuho Securities; Morgan Stanley

Issuer counsel: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom


 

BEST HIGH-YIELD BOND

Vedanta’s $1 billion July 2022 bond

Joint bookrunners: Barclays; Citi, JP Morgan; Standard Chartered

Issuer’s counsel: for Indian Law, Khaitan & Co; for English and US Federal Law, Latham & Watkins


BEST LOCAL CURRENCY BOND 

Agricultural Development Bank of China’s Rmb16 billion ($2.42 billion) three-tranche bond sale

Joint underwriters: Bank of China; China Construction Bank; Agricultural Bank of China; Bank of Communications; ICBC; Standard Chartered Bank China; HSBC Bank China


BEST ESG DEAL

ICBC Luxembourg $2.15 billion equivalent dual-currency, triple tranche green bond

Joint Global Co-ordinators: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Credit Agricole CIB; HSBC; ICBC (Asia)

Joint bookrunners: BNP Paribas; Citi; ICBC International; ICBC Standard Bank; SEB; SG CIB; UBS

Second opinion provider: CICERO

External review opinion provider: Zhongcai Green Financing

Legal advisers: Junhe; Linklaters; King & Wood Mallesons; Allen & Overy

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