Regional Awards 2018
Best Deals - Sustainable Finance
Best green bond - Real Estate
New World China Land US$310 million senior notes
New World China Land’s first green bond with the proceeds to be used to finance two certified environmental projects in Greater Bay Area.
Green structuring advisers:
BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, DBS, HSBC, Mizuho Securities, Natixis
Bookrunners and lead managers:
AMTD, Bank of Communications, Bank of East Asia, China Construction Bank (Asia), Cinda International, CMB Wing Lung Bank, Heungkong Securities, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, SMBC Nikko, UBS, United Overseas Bank
Best green bond – Water
Korea Water Resources Corporation US$300 million senior unsecured green/water bond
The first water bond in Asia with the proceeds to be used to finance/refinance projects contributing to climate change adaptation, improved accessibility of sustainable water management systems, along with the development of renewable energy sources.
BNP Paribas, Citi, Credit Agricole CIB, Societe Generale CIB
Best social bond
Korea Housing Finance Corporation 500 million euro social covered bond
A landmark transaction as it was the first-ever social covered bond issuance in Asia and the first-ever euro covered bond offering out of Korea and for the issuer.
BNP Paribas, DBS, ING, Societe Generale CIB
Best sustainability bond
Tropical Landscape Finance Facility US$95 million senior secured notes
The first sustainability project bond in Asia and the first USAID guaranteed loan-backed bond in Indonesia.
PT Royal Lestari Utama
Sole arranger and lead manager:
Best sustainability loan
Olam International US$500 million sustainability-linked loan facility
Asia’s first sustainability-linked club loan facility that links the interest rate on the loan to achieving clear sustainability targets.
Mandated lead arrangers:
ABN Amro, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, HSBC, ING Bank, Mizuho Bank, MUFG, National Australia Bank, Natixis, Rabobank, Standard Chartered, UniCredit Bank