DEALS OF THE YEAR: Best Loan House

DEALS OF THE YEAR: Best Loan House

Loans Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

The bad news for the LatAm syndicated loan market is that the halcyon pre-crisis days seem a distant memory: lenders today are weighed down by onerous capital requirements while overall loan volumes remain thin. The good news is that the markets appeared to flicker back to life towards the end of 2012, as acquisitions drove deals while regional and Asian banks began to fill the void left by retreating European players. Banks are restructuring their balance sheets based on currency preferences, local banks are growing in size, and local currencies are growing in importance as a transaction medium, says Mario Espinosa, managing director at Citi and co-head of LatAm debt. This explains the sh

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