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.

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

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

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  

Public relations: Porda Havas


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 any-and-all tender offering and  $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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