The Banker awards 13 Deals of the Year 2021 to BNP Paribas led deals

An outstanding 13 client deals that BNP Paribas supported have been recognised at The Banker Deals of the Year Awards 2021

BNP Paribas led or supported 13 client deals which have been recognised at the Banker Deals of the Year awards. The awards celebrate the most remarkable investment banking transactions across the entire spectrum of global capital markets.

Winning these awards, across regions and asset classes, in partnership with our clients is truly a testimony to the expertise and strength of our Capital Markets franchise to develop distinguished solutions. We will continue to work closely with our clients understanding their needs in order to adapt to a fast changing environment.

Frederic Zorzi, Global Head of Primary Markets, Global Markets

The two accolades in sustainable finance are of particular note as they highlight the increasingly important role of sustainable finance and underline the bank’s leadership in a segment that continues to gain traction across the globe. As Delphine Queniart, Head of Sustainable Finance & Solutions affirms “Innovation in Sustainable Finance is paramount to fighting the climate crisis and ensuring a just transition, and BNP Paribas is committed to working together with its clients to deliver more noteworthy deals like this around the world.

Innovation in Sustainable Finance is paramount to fighting the climate crisis and ensuring a just transition, and BNP Paribas is committed to working together with its clients to deliver more noteworthy deals like this around the world.

Delphine Queniart, Head of Sustainable Finance & Solutions, Global Markets

Severine Mateo, Head of Energy, Resource & Infrastructure for Global Banking EMEA added “We are very proud that Northvolt received The Banker Deal of the Year Awards for Infrastructure and project finance Europe.” Northvolt AB (Sweden), backed by Volkswagen and a group of renowned industrials, aims to produce the greenest lithium-ion battery cells on the market (approximately 70% lower CO2 emissions vs peers) from one of the largest greenfield battery manufacturing plant in Europe with 16GWh. 

We are very proud that Northvolt received The Banker Deal of the Year Awards for Infrastructure and project finance Europe.

Severine Mateo, Head of Energy, Resource & Infrastructure, Global Banking EMEA

For Mateo, “the combination of BNP Paribas’ debt advisory capabilities and willingness to support the Energy Transition were the key success factors in advising Northvolt on the unprecedented non-recourse financing of the construction of this giga factory in Europe and distributing to a combination of commercial banks, export credit agencies and the European Investment Bank participation. This is the first advisory and financing of this kind for an asset class that is exposed to technology and market risk. It highlights how BNP Paribas supports the energy transition and European independence for electrification of the automotive industry in a sustainable way. Innovation was necessary to ensure financing structures can be applied to facilitate the structuring and execution of this green & sustainable asset.”

The winning categories and deals were:

  • Corporate Bonds APAC for Alibaba’s four-tranche issuance
  • Corporate Bonds Europe for LafargeHolcim’s €850m sustainability-linked bond
  • Corporate Bonds Middle East for Sabic’s $1bn dual-tranche issuance
  • Financial institutions group financing for Allianz’s dual-tranche €1.25bn and €1.25bn inaugural RT1 issuance
  • Infrastructure and project finance Europe for Northvolt’s $1.6bn project financing
  • Infrastructure and project finance Middle East for Adnoc’s 49% stake sale in gas pipelines
  • Islamic Finance APAC for Islamic Finance Indonesia’s $2.5bn triple-tranche sukuk
  • Leveraged Finance Americas for Zayo’s $8.1bn leveraged buyout debt financing
  • Leveraged Finance APAC for SJM Holdings’ $1bn dual-tranche issuance
  • Loans Americas for LD Celulose debt financing
  • Sovereign, Supranational and Agencies financing Middle East for Mubadala’s $4bn triple-tranche issuance
  • Sustainable Finance Americas for Mercado Libre’s sustainability bond issuance
  • Sustainable Finance Europe for AB InBev’s inaugural sustainability-linked loan

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