2019 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards

Since LatinFinance launched its Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards in 2013, the structural complexity of financing solutions has deepened and the range of investors being drawn into the industry has broadened. As a result, the projects reaching construction have grown in size and sophistication.

The 2019 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards recognize the most impressive transactions and institutions in an area that is crucial to the economic progress of Latin America and the Caribbean. Deals that closed between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019, were eligible.

The winning deals were chosen by LatinFinance's editorial staff following an examination of information and data provided by market participants, interviews with industry leaders and research of publicly available information.


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Winning transactions and institutions

Local Currency Financing of the Year EDP Transmissão Aliança

Airport Financing of the Year Salvador Bahia Airport

Port Financing of the Year Itapoá

Road Financing of the Year and Infrastructure Financing of the Year-Andes Autopista al Mar 1

Renewable Energy Financing of the Year Enel Green Power

Water Treatment Financing of the Year BRK Ambiental

Power Financing of the Year and Infrastructure Financing of the Year-Brazil Gás Natural Açu

Mining Financing of the Year Fruta del Norte

Oil & Gas Financing of the Year TAG Pipeline

Social Infrastructure Financing of the Year Internet Para Todos

Loan Deal of the Year Petroperú

Bond of the Year Paraguay’s Bioceanico Highway

Project Sponsor of the Year Enel Américas

Infrastructure Financing of the Year-Caribbean DP World Caucedo Port Terminal

Infrastructure Financing of the Year-Central America Fontus Hydro

Infrastructure Financing of the Year-Mexico Energía del Valle de México II

Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year-Andes Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría

Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year-Brazil Mattos Filho

Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year-Mexico Ritch Mueller

Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year-Latin America Clifford Chance

Infrastructure Bank of the Year-Brazil Itaú BBA

Financial Advisor of the Year-Latin America Santander

Infrastructure Bank of the Year-Mexico Natixis

Infrastructure Bank of the Year-Andes and Infrastructure Bank of the Year-Latin America SMBC

Award details

Click any of the sections below for more details on our 2019 awards.

Overview

LatinFinance's Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards recognize the most impressive transactions and institutions in a field critical to the region's economic progress. For all categories, we consider transactions that have closed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

We will accept nominations from May 13 to June 7, 2019. Winners will be announced in our Fall 2019 issue.

Nominations

Banks, law firms, and companies working in infrastructure finance may nominate one transaction or institution in each category for consideration. Nominations must be submitted via the official nomination. Institutions are welcome to submit additional documentation to support their pitch, limited to two pages per category. Please note, nominations must be submitted by June 7.

The judging panel will be available for award pitch meetings and conference calls between June 7 and June 30. Further details regarding the pitching process can be requested by email from awards@latinfinance.com.

Categories

Following are the provisional categories for LatinFinance's 2019 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards. Categories marked with a red asterisk (*) are new in 2019

  1. Local Currency Financing of the Year
  2. Airport Financing of the Year
  3. Port Financing of the Year
  4. Road Financing of the Year
  5. Renewable Energy Financing of the Year
  6. Water Treatment Financing of the Year*
  7. Power Financing of the Year
  8. Mining Financing of the Year
  9. Oil & Gas Financing of the Year
  10. Social Infrastructure Financing of the Year*
  11. Loan Deal of the Year
  12. Bond of the Year
  13. Infrastructure Financing of the Year: Andes
  14. Infrastructure Financing of the Year: Brazil
  15. Infrastructure Financing of the Year: Caribbean
  16. Infrastructure Financing of the Year: Central America
  17. Infrastructure Financing of the Year: Mexico
  18. Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year: Andes
  19. Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year: Brazil
  20. Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year: Mexico
  21. Infrastructure Law Firm of the Year: Latin America
  22. Infrastructure Bank of the Year: Andes
  23. Infrastructure Bank of the Year: Brazil
  24. Infrastructure Bank of the Year: Mexico
  25. Financial Advisor of the Year*
  26. Infrastructure Bank of the Year
  27. Project Sponsor of the Year

Criteria

The following lists highlight the main criteria to be used in judging LatinFinance’s 2019 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards.

For all categories, we consider transactions that have closed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

Deals

Categories 1 to 18 will be judged on:

  • Market significance, strategic importance and groundbreaking qualities
  • Structural aspects of the transaction, including complexity, innovation and size
  • Execution, including price and demand achieved compared to other references in the market and with regard to conditions at the time
  • Secondary market performance, and reception by peers and investors
  • Geographical reach, where relevant

Institutions

Categories 19 to 30 will be judged on:

  • Overall strategy, volume and diversity of transactions
  • Innovation and foresight
  • Execution quality and success of transactions worked on
  • Role in particularly complex, innovative or large deals over the year
  • Quantity of transactions worked on over the year, and compared to previous years

Selection process

LatinFinance's 2019 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards are decided by LatinFinance's editors, following an extensive research process. The key elements of each step of the process are outlined below.

Nominations

Banks, law firms, and companies working in infrastructure finance may nominate one transaction in each category for consideration. Please click on the "Nominations" tab above for more information about nominating a transaction or institution.

Market consultation

LatinFinance will discuss the relative merits of shortlisted transactions at institutions with a wide range of market participants. Institutions that submit nominations may at the same time request a call or meeting with LatinFinance's judging panel to discuss their submission.

Examination of financial data

LatinFinance will research transaction data and other publicly available information for each of the nominated transactions and institutions. As is relevant in each category, such data will include, but will not be limited to: presentations on the projects being financed, stock exchange filings, transaction pricing details and secondary market trading data.

Editorial evaluation

LatinFinance's editorial team retains discretion over the final allocation of awards in each category. The final decision will be based on nominations, market consultation, research of financial data and feedback on transactions over the course of the past 12 months.

Announcements

Winners will be informed by July 2, 2019, with the news embargoed until publication of the Fall 2019 edition of LatinFinance. Awards will be presented at LatinFinance’s Project & Infrastructure Finance Dinner on October 3, 2019, in New York City. To reserve your table email lfevents@latinfinance.com.

Contacts

Send inquiries to awards@latinfinance.com with "Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards" in the subject line.

Previous winners: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015