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.

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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