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 2018.

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.




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 BELT AND ROAD DEAL (new category)

Bank of China's $3.2 billion multi-tranche & multi-currency bond 

Joint global coordinators; Bank of China, Citi, DBS, Mizuho, OCBC, Standard Chartered

Joint bookrunners: Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of Communications, Bank of China International, China Everbright Bank, China Minsheng Bank, China Construction Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, First Abu Dhabi Bank, ANZ, Westpac, Bank of New Zealand, Credit Agricole, Commerzbank, ING, UBS

Legal Advisors:

Issuer: Linklaters, JunZeJun 

Managers: Clifford Chance, Jingtian & Gongcheng


BEST FINANCING (early stage to pre-IPO)

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, Allen & Overy



Luckin Coffee's fund raising led by Centurium Capital 



Naspers $9.8 billion disposal of a 2% stake in Tencent

Joint global co-ordinators: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Morgan Stanley

Legal advisors:

Issuer: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Webber Wentzel

Managers: Davis Polk & Wardwell, Werksman Attorneys



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 advisors: Latham & Watkins, Allen & Overy, VILAF



ChemChina’s $6.4 billion equivalent six-tranche bond

Joint global co-ordinators: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Bank of China International, Citic Bank, Commerzbank, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC, Industrial Bank, Morgan Stanley, MUFG, Natixis, Rabobank, Santander, Soc Gen, Unicredit.

Legal advisors:

Issuer: Latham & Watkins, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Managers: Commerce & Finance, Davis Polk & Wardwell



NagaCorp’s $300 million 9.375% May 2021 bond 

Joint global co-ordinators: Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley

Legal advisors:

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

Managers: Latham & Watkins, DFDL



Temasek Holdings S$500 million 2.7% institutional and retail bond

Global co-ordinator: DBS

Joint bookrunners: HSBC, OCBC, Standard Chartered, UOB

Legal advisors:

Issuer: Allen & Gledhill, Latham & Watkins

Managers: Allen & Gledhill



Government of Indonesia's $1.25 billion Green Sukuk

Joint bookrunners: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, CIMB, Citi, Dubai Islamic Bank, HSBC  

Co-managers: Bahana Sekuritas, Danareksa Sekuritas, Trimegah Sekuritas 

Green bond assurance provider: CICERO

Green structuring advisor: HSBC

Legal advisors:

Issuer: Clifford Chance

Managers: Norton Rose Fulbright



This article has been amended with updated information

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