BEST PROJECT FINANCING
In just three months of extremely choppy external markets, Project Jaguar scored a coup.
As international banks
ran scared of taking on emerging market risk it corralled a
largely Central American bank group to get cracking on a power
project deemed crucial to Guatemalas future.
Jaguar closed a $350
million 10-year project finance loan at the beginning of April
2010, paying Libor plus 575 basis points. The tenor is longer
than expected for Guatemala, where 5-7 years for project
finance is more typical.
Jaguar involves construction of a 300 megawatt solid
fuel-fired power plant to supply thermal based energy to
Guatemala. China Machine New Energy Corporation (CMNE) is the
builder. Cabei and Bancolombia were...
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