Loan week, February 19-25

A roundup of the latest syndicated loan market news.


Integra Mining's A$50 million project financing facility was sealed last week via BNP Paribas and Westpac.

The deal comprises a A$45 million project loan and a A$5 million cost over-run facility as well as a A$5 million bond facility.

Proceeds are to support the development of the Randalls gold mining project in Western Australia.

Hong Kong

A $100 million three year term loan for the SPV of Sinochem has been launched into the market via sole bookrunner Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.

Proceeds are for general corporate purposes.

Sun Hung Kai Properties' HK$16 billion self-arranged mega financing was launched into general syndication on Tuesday (February 23) via a consortium of 20 underwriters and coordinating arrangers.

The five-year debt package is split into a HK$4.8 billion term loan and a HK$11.2 billion revolving credit.

Bank of Communications, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Bank of China (Hong Kong), Hang Seng Bank, HSBC and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp joined as bookrunners, while ANZ, Bank of East Asia, BNP Paribas, China Construction Bank, Credit Agricole, Dah Sing Bank, DBS Bank, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (Asia), Mizuho Corporate Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, United Overseas Bank, Wing Hang Bank and Wing Lung Bank came in as coordinating arrangers.

Proceeds are for refinancing and general corporate purposes. Closing is expected in the next two weeks.

Vanke Real Estate (Hong Kong)'s $300 million fundraising is in the market via Bank of China (Hong Kong).

The five-year term loan offers a spread of 260bp over Libor.

Proceeds are for refinancing and working capital purposes.


IOT Utkal Energy Services has completed a Rs23.5 billion deal via mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners State Bank of India and IDFC SSKI.

The deal is split into two 15 year term loan tranches of Rs20.6 billion and Rs2.9 billion apiece. The facilities are priced at 175bp below State Bank Advance Rate and 25bp over State Bank Advance Rate respectively.

Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Corporation Bank, Dena bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, State Bank of Travancore, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India and Vijaya Bank joined in as participants.

Proceeds are to support an oil refinery project.

Maharashtra Border Checkpost Network's Rs11.4 billion 1- year project financing facility has been signed via sole bookrunner ICICI Bank.

The 16-year term loan features a grace period of 3.5 years and will be repaid in 50 quarterly instalments.

Final allocations saw participants Punjab National Bank taking Rs2.5 billion while Bank of India and Union Bank of India committed Rs1.8 billion each. Oriental Bank of Commerce gave Rs1.5 billion while ICICI Bank contributed Rs1 billion. Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Vijaya Bank ended up with Rs960 million apiece.

Proceeds are to support the construction and operation of the computerized Border Check Posts.


Leader Infrastructure (Labuan)'s $140 million seven year term loan has been inked via sole bookrunner Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp.

Joining in as mandated lead arranger was Maybank, while AmBank and Bank of China (Malaysia) came in as lead managers.

Proceeds are to part finance the development of two 50MW coal-fired electric power generating facilities and other ancillary facilities.


A NT$7.5 billion fundraising for Qisda Corp is expected to be closed in mid March via sole mandated lead arranger Chinatrust Commercial Bank.

The deal is split into two revolvers of NT$6 billion and NT$1.5 billion, each with a five year tenor. The NT$6 billion revolver has a two year extension option.

Proceeds are to refinance existing debt and working capital purposes.

Sanlight Corp's NT$2 billion five year loan was inked via lead arrangers and bookrunners Chang Hwa Commercial Bank and Taiwan Cooperative Bank.

The debt package comprises a NT$789 million term loan and a NT$1.2 billion term loan. The deal is priced at 125bp and 160bp over the one-year post office savings rate respectively with a 20bp commitment fee. The package is guaranteed by the director and chairman of the company.

Final allocations saw the leads committing NT$840 million each, while participants Sunny Bank and Agricultural Bank of Taiwan held NT$200 million and NT$70 million respectively.

Proceeds are to repay debt and finance construction.

A NT$2.5 billion facility for Splendor Hotel Taichung has been sealed via bookrunners Shin Kong Commercial Bank, Ta Chong Bank, and Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank.

The three-year term loan is priced at 115bp over the 90-day secondary CP rate with a minimum pre-tax rate of 2.25% throughout its tenor.

Final allocations saw Ta Chong Bank, Shin Kong Commercial Bank and Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank contributing NT$1.1 billion, NT$1.0 billion and NT$400 million respectively.

Proceeds are to refinance existing debt.

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