Best Corporates in the Capital Markets 2017

LatinFinance’s 2017 Best Corporates in the Capital Markets Awards celebrate the companies in Latin America and the Caribbean that have made the most impressive use of the debt, equity and M&A markets between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

We're taking nominations 
Know a company that has excelled in its use of the capital markets recently? We'd love you to nominate them. Take a look around our categories and criteria then take a look at "Participate" for details on how to send in your nomination. 

Shortlists

LatinFinance will reveal the shortlisted companies for its 2016 Best Corporates in the Capital Markets Awards on April 11, 2017. For information on nominating a corporate for the shortlists of the categories below, please review the information under Participate.

BEST REGIONAL M&A STRATEGY
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BEST EX-REGIONAL M&A STRATEGY
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BEST CAPITAL MARKETS STRATEGY: ANDES
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BEST CAPITAL MARKETS STRATEGY: MEXICO
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BEST CAPITAL MARKETS STRATEGY: BRAZIL
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BEST CAPITAL MARKETS STRATEGY: CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN
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BEST BOND MARKET STRATEGY: LATAM HIGH GRADE
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BEST BOND MARKET STRATEGY: LATAM HIGH YIELD
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BEST LOAN MARKET STRATEGY
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BEST EQUITY MARKET STRATEGY
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Nominate a candidate

If you'd like to recommend potential candidates for LatinFinance's 2017 Best Corporates in the Capital Markets Awards, send us their details, and a brief note as to why you think they merit consideration, to awards@latinfinance.com with the subject line "Best Corporates 2017". You may only nominate one institution per category, and any supporting material must not exceed one A4-sized sheet. Any nominations must be received by end of day on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Voting


A market vote will be taken to inform the selection of the winners. Voting will be open online from April 12, 2017 to April 21, 2017. 

LatinFinance invites debt and equity bankers, traders, portfolio managers, credit analysts, funding officials, chief financial officers, treasurers, chief investment officers and other market participants to vote on the shortlist, subject to the following rules:

  • Each person may only vote once.
  • Voters may not vote for their own company or an affiliated one.
  • Individuals and companies are allowed to pass details of the voting process to their clients and peers.
  • Votes are kept strictly confidential and will not be disclosed.

Categories

Provisional categories for Best Corporates in the Capital Markets 2017 are:

  1. Best Capital Markets Strategy: Andes
  2. Best Capital Markets Strategy: Mexico
  3. Best Capital Markets Strategy: Brazil
  4. Best Capital Markets Strategy: Central America & the Caribbean
  5. Best Bond Market Strategy: LatAm High Grade
  6. Best Bond Market Strategy: LatAm High Yield
  7. Best Loan Market Strategy
  8. Best Equity Market Strategy
  9. Best Regional M&A Strategy
  10. Best Ex-Regional M&A Strategy
  11. Overall Best Corporate in the Capital Markets

Criteria


Best Capital Markets Strategy — Andes/Mexico/Brazil/Central America & Caribbean, and Overall Best Corporate in the Capital Market
These accolades recognize the institutions in each part of Latin America that have used local and international debt, equity and syndicated loan markets to best effect. A company does not have to have been active in all three areas over the reference period to be considered for the award: institutions that have excelled in just one market will be considered. The award emphasizes the longer-term strategy of accessing markets over the success of a single transaction, and hence takes into account:

  • Investor relations efforts and strategy, including frequency of market communications
  • Ability to use multiple markets for best effect
  • Success of individual transactions in terms of size, timing, and investor response
  • Secondary performance of deals
  • Changing investor perceptions, including ratings upgrades and downgrades
  • Innovations in funding and capital strategy, and ability to take advantage of changing external factors such as regulatory changes or macroeconomic scenario

Best Bond Market Strategy — High Grade/High Yield
These categories focus on Latin American corporates’ debt issuing strategy, considering primarily term bonds sold in local and international markets. Any Latin American company to have issued debt since April 1, 2015, will be considered. The award emphasizes the longer-term market access strategy over the success of a single transaction. Factors under consideration in this category are:

  • Investor relations efforts and strategy, including frequency of market communications
  • Success of individual transactions in terms of size, timing, and investor response
  • Secondary performance of deals
  • Use of liability management to optimize the funding profile
  • Changing investor perceptions, including ratings upgrades and downgrades
  • Innovations in debt financing strategy, and ability to take advantage of changing external factors such as regulatory changes or macroeconomic scenario

Best Equity Market Strategy
This award recognizes the Latin American company to have had most success in the primary equity capital markets since April 1, 2015. The award emphasizes the longer-term market access strategy over the success of a single transaction. Factors under consideration are:

  • Investor relations efforts and strategy, including frequency of market communications
  • Success of individual transactions in terms of size, timing, and investor response
  • Secondary performance of deals
  • Innovations in capital strategy

Best Regional and Ex-Regional Strategy
These awards consider the expansion strategies of Latin American companies within Latin America (Best Regional Strategy), and outside Latin America (Best Ex-Regional Strategy). The award looks at the strategic rationale and success of mergers, acquisitions and divestments outside a company’s home country, and takes into account transactions closed between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. Specific factors to be reviewed are:

  • Investor relations efforts and strategy, including frequency and clarity of market communications
  • Size, timing, and utility of mergers, acquisitions and divestment
  • Market reaction to M&A activity
  • Success in financing acquisitions
  • Execution success in M&A activity

Selection process

Pitches and nominations
If you'd like to recommend potential candidates for LatinFinance's 2017 Best Corporates in the Capital Markets Awards, send us their details, and a brief note as to why you think they merit consideration, to awards@latinfinance.com with the subject line "Best Corporates 2017". You may only nominate one institution per category, and any supporting material must not exceed one A4-sized sheet. Any nominations must be received by end of day on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.


Shortlisting
A shortlist of five institutions in each category will be decided by soliciting feedback from market participants, examining transaction data and market history, and reviewing nominations.Latin American companies that have been active in the local or international capital markets, or which made acquisitions or divestments, since April 1, 2016, will form an initial longlist of candidates. This data will be drawn from data from Dealogic and LatinFinance. Capital markets analysts, investors, issuers and bankers will be asked for feedback by phone and in person by LatinFinance’s editorial team through the course of April 2017 to refine the list of candidates. The longlist and the market feedback will be reviewed by LatinFinance’s editors, and cross checked with publicly available data to draw up the shortlist of five institutions in each category.The shortlist for each category will be published on the Best Corporates Awards page (www.latinfinance.com/bestcorporates), on April 12, 2017.


Voting
A market vote will be taken to inform the selection of the winners. Voting will be open online from April 12 to April 21. A link will be provided on the Best Corporates Awards page (www.latinfinance.com/bestcorporates), published in LatinFinance’s Daily Brief and circulated on social media once the poll is live. LatinFinance invites debt and equity bankers, traders, portfolio managers, credit analysts, funding officials, chief financial officers, treasurers, chief investment officers and other market participants to vote on the shortlist, subject to the following rules:

  • Each person may only vote once.
  • Voters may not vote for their own company or an affiliated one.
  • Individuals and companies are allowed to pass details of the voting process to their clients and peers.
  • Votes are kept strictly confidential and will not be disclosed.

Examination of financial data & final evaluation
LatinFinance will review official financial data for each of the shortlisted or nominated corporates. As is relevant in each category, such data will include, but will not be limited to: financial reports and accounts, company presentations, stock exchange filings, transaction pricing details, secondary market trading data. LatinFinance's editors will seek further qualitative feedback from market participants in April. LatinFinance’s editors retain discretion over the final allocation of awards in each category. The final decision will be based on market votes submitted, financial data, and feedback on market events and transactions over the course of the past 12 months.

Contact

Enquiries can be sent to awards@latinfinance.com with "Best Corporates 2017" in the subject line.



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