Winners: FinanceAsia's Achievement Awards, Part 1

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

Winners: <em>FinanceAsia</em>'s Achievement Awards, Part 1

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

We will announce the best deals overall and the best banks in a variety of categories over the next two days. But for now — the following deals were the most impressive among all those we considered from individual countries.

 

 

 

BEST BANGLADESH DEAL

Summit Group's $79.67 million 12-year and 10.5-year syndicated loans for Summit Barisal Power and Summit Narayanganj Power

Mandated lead arranger: City Bank 

Bridge finance providers: City Bank; Bank Asia

Lenders: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD); OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID); Infrastructure Development Company (IDCOL) 

Legal advisors: DFDL; Clifford Chance


BEST CHINA DEAL

CIC’s €12.25b ($13.766b) acquisition of Logicor Europe Ltd

Financial advisers:

Acquirer: UBS

Seller (Blackstone): Eastdil Secured (lead); Goldman Sachs (lead); PJT Partners; Morgan Stanley; Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Citigroup

Legal advisers:

Acquirer: Clifford Chance

Seller: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


BEST HONG KONG DEAL

Sale of Hutchison Global Communications to I Squared Capital Advisors for $1.9b

Financial advisers:

Acquirer: Credit Suisse

Seller: Goldman Sachs; Deutsche Bank

Legal advisers:

Acquirer: Davis Polk; Herbert Smith

Seller: Freshfields


BEST INDIA DEAL

IRB Infrastructure’s Rs46.5b ($724m) trust listing

Joint bookrunners: IDFC Bank; Credit Suisse; ICICI Bank; IIFL Holdings

Legal advisers: J Sagar Associates


BEST INDONESIA DEAL

PT Paiton Energy $2 billion 13-year and 20-year amortizing notes and $750 million dual currency term loan

Bond:

Joint global co-ordinators: Barclays; HSBC

Joint bookrunners: Citi; DBS; Deutsche Bank

Joint lead manager: SMBC Nikko

Co-managers: Mizuho Securities; Morgan Stanley 

Legal advisors: Adnan Kelana Haryanto & Hermanto; NautaDutilh; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung; Shearman & Sterling 

Loan:

Mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners: Barclays, Citi, DBS, Mizuho, Shinsei, SMBC, Standard Chartered.


BEST KOREA DEAL

Bain Capital Private Equity and Goldman Sachs’ $2.7b exit of Carver Korea to Unilever

Financial advisers:

Seller: Goldman Sachs; Nomura

Legal advisers:

Acquirer: Bae Kim & Lee; Clifford Chance

Seller: Kim & Chang; Ropes & Gray

Public relations:

Brunswick advised Bain Capital 


BEST MALAYSIA DEAL

Geely’s acquisition of 49.9% of Proton and 51% of Lotus, from DRB-Hicom

Financial Advisers:

Acquirer: HSBC

Legal advisers:

Seller: Wong & Partners

Public relations:

Brunswick advised Geely

 


BEST MONGOLIA DEAL

Government of Mongolia exchange offering and $600 million seven-year notes

Joint lead managers and joint bookrunners: Credit Suisse; JP Morgan

Financial adviser to the Government of Mongolia: SC Lowy

Legal advisers: Mayer Brown JSM; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Hogan Lovells; GTs Advocates

Singapore listing agent: Allen & Gledhill


BEST MYANMAR DEAL

Thai Bev Group’s $742 million acquisition of a 75% stake in Myanmar Distillery 

Financial advisers:

Seller: TPG Capital (self advised)

Buyer: Morgan Stanley

Legal advisers: 

Seller: Latham Watkins

Acquirer: Weerawong C&P

Public relations: 

Seller: Brunswick 


BEST PAKISTAN DEAL

Pakistan Stock Exchange Ltd's $42.84 million IPO

Bookrunner: MCB Bank

Financial adviser: Arif Habib Ltd

Legal advisers: Ahmed & Qazi; Ghani Law Associates; Ijaz Ahmed & Associates; Sayeed & Sayeed


BEST PHILIPPINES DEAL

BDO Unibank $1.2 billion rights offering

Joint global coordinators: Credit Suisse; UBS; BDO Capital

Joint bookrunners: Citigroup; Goldman Sachs; HSBC

Legal adviser: Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano


BEST SINGAPORE DEAL

Grab's $2.5 billion financing round

Financial adviser to Grab: China Renaissance Group

Legal advisers:

Seller: Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Acquirer: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Herbert Smith Freehills; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison


BEST SRI LANKA DEAL

Hayleys' $82 million acquisition of Singer (Sri Lanka)

Financial adviser: Asia Securities

Legal advisers:

Seller: FJ&G De Saram

Acquirer: Julius & Creasy; P.W Corporate Secretarial


BEST TAIWAN DEAL

Hon Hai Precision Industry's $500 million convertible bond

Joint bookrunners: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup; HSBC

Legal adviser: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett


BEST THAILAND DEAL

Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company’s $2.902 billion restructuring of four listed entities into one

Financial adviser: Phatra Securities

Independent financial advisers (fair opinion): Avantgarde Capital; Grant Thornton

Legal adviser: Linklaters


BEST VIETNAM DEAL

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company's $164 million IPO

Joint bookrunners and lead managers: BNP Paribas; Deutsche Bank; JP Morgan; Viet Capital Securities

Legal advisers: Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy; Allen & Overy

 

This article has been updated to ammend the list of advisers

 

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