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 2018.

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

Technaf Solartech Energy's $15 million term loan

Local currency arrangers: Standard Chartered, One Bank, Shahjalal Islami Bank, Saudi Bangladesh Industrial & Agricultural Investment Company

Foreign currency arranger: Standard Chartered

Risk participator: GuarantCo

Legal advisors: Eversheds Sutherland, DFDL Bangladesh

Technical advisor: Advisian

 


BEST CAMBODIA DEAL

NagaCorp’s $300 million 9.375% May 2021 bond deal

Joint global co-ordinators: Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley

Legal advisors: 

Issuer: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Maples & Calder, HML Law Group

Managers: Latham & Watkins, DFDL

 


BEST CHINA DEAL

Ant Financial's $14 billion Series C funding

Financial advisors: Deutsche Bank, Citi, China International Capital Corp, CITIC Securities, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley

Legal advisors: 

To Ant Financial: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, King & Wood Mallesons

To financial advisors: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

To selected investors: Kirkland & Ellis

 


BEST HONG KONG DEAL

Bank of China Hong Kong’s $3 billion 5.9% additional tier 1 perpetual bond deal

Joint global co-ordinators: Bank of China, Cinda International, Citi, Goldman Sachs

Joint lead managers: BNP Paribas, Guotai Junan International, Morgan Stanley

Legal advisors:

Issuer: Clifford Chance

Managers: Linklaters


BEST INDIA DEAL

Walmart’s $16 billion acquisition of a 77% stake in Flipkart Online Services

Financial advisors:

Sell side: Goldman Sachs, Raine Group

Buy side: Barclays, JP Morgan

Legal advisors:

Sell side: J. Sagar Associates, Allen & Gledhill, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson, Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, Khaitan & Co, Allen & Overy, TriLegal Partners

Buy side: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Hogan Lovells, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas& Co, WongPartnership

 


BEST INDONESIA DEAL

MUFG Bank's $5.9 billion acquisition of a 40% stake in Bank Danamon from Fullerton Financial Holdings

Financial advisors:

Sell side: Credit Suisse, UBS

Buy side: JP Morgan, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities 

Legal advisors: 

Sell side: Herbert Smith, Hiswara Bunjamin & Tandjung, Makes & Partners

Buy side: Baker McKenzie, Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners

 


BEST KOREA DEAL

LG Chem's EUR 315.2 million convertible bonds due 2021 and $220 million convertible bonds due 2021

Lead Manager: Credit Suisse

Trustee: Bank of New York Mellon

Legal Advisors: Linklaters

 

 


BEST LAOS DEAL

EDL-Generation’s Bt13.7 billion ($410 million) multi-tranche bond

Financial advisor: Twin Pine Group

Joint lead arrangers: Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Thanachart Bank; Standard Chartered

Legal advisors: LS Horizon, Allen & Overy

 


BEST MALAYSIA DEAL

Saudi Aramco's $7 billion acquisition of a 50% stake in Petronas' RAPID project

Financial advisor: Morgan Stanley

Legal advisors:

Sell side: Shearman & Sterling

Buy side: White & Case

 


BEST MONGOLIA DEAL

Development Bank of Mongolia’s $500 million 7.25% October 2023 bond deal

Joint global co-ordinators: HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley

Advisor to DBM: Frontier Strategies

Legal advisors:

Issuer: Mayer Brown

Managers: Allen & Overy

 


BEST MYANMAR DEAL

None awarded

 


BEST PAPUA NEW GUINEA DEAL

Papua New Guinea’s 8.375% October 2028 bond deal

Global co-ordinator: Credit Suisse

Joint lead manager: Citi

Legal advisors:

Issuer: Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Managers: Linklaters, Dentons

 


BEST PAKISTAN DEAL

Government of Pakistan’s $565 million 12-month syndicated term loan

Lead advisors, joint mandated lead managers and bookrunners: Credit Suisse, ICBC

Lead arrangers: Bank of Zhengzhou (and Paris branch), Export-Import Bank of China, Postal Savings Bank of China, Beijing Changping sub-branch

Legal advisors: Clifford Chance, HaidermotaBNR

 


BEST PHILIPPINES DEAL

San Miguel Food and Beverage’s Ps34.1 billion ($637 million) follow-on

Financial advisor: Standard Chartered Bank

Joint global co-ordinators: JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS

Joint bookrunners: Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs

Local lead underwriters: BDO Capital, BPI Capital

Legal advisors: Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santo, SyCip Salazar Hernandex & Gatmaitan, Latham & Watkins, Milbank Tweed Hadley McCloy LLP

 


BEST SINGAPORE DEAL

Merger between ESR-Reit and Viva Industrial Trust, S$3 billion ($2.2 billion) asset base

Financial advisors:

ESR-REIT: Citi, RHB Securities, UOB

Viva Industrial Trust: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Joint Lead Arrangers: HSBC, Maybank, RHB Bank, UOB

Legal advisors: WongPartnership, Rajah & Tann

 


BEST SRI LANKA DEAL

The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka’s $2.5 billion 5.75% and 6.75% April 2023 and 2028 bond deal

Joint global co-ordinators: Citi, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, JP Morgan, Standard Chartered.

Legal advisors:

Issuer: Allen & Overy

Managers: Mayer Brown, FJ & G De Saram

 


BEST TAIWAN DEAL

The $3.35 billion merger of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL)

Financial advisors:

SPIL: JPMorgan

ASE: Citi, Credit Suisse, KGI Securities

Legal advisors:

SPIL: Jones Day, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

ASE: Baker Mackenzie, Davis Polk & Wardwell  

 


BEST THAILAND DEAL

Thai Future Fund's Bt44.7 billion ($1.372 billion) IPO

Domestic joint bookrunners: Finansa Securities, Krung Thai Bank, Phatra Securities

International joint bookrunners: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan

Legal advisors:

Issuer: Baker McKenzie

Managers: Linklaters

Asset owner: Weerawong C&P, Latham & Watkins

 


BEST VIETNAM DEAL

Vinhomes VND30.8 trillion ($1.349 billion) Initial Equity Offering

Joint global co-ordinators: Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley

Joint bookrunners: HSBC, Maybank Kim Eng Securities, Saigon Securities

Legal advisor: Latham & Watkins

 

 

This article has been amended with updated information

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