Mizuho Spotlight

Mizuho Americas recognized for funding transformative projects in Latin America

October 25, 2023

Mizuho Americas plays an active role in helping support LatAm infrastructure through its financing of critical projects designed to accelerate progress in the region and improve the quality of life of its population. Two such deals were just acknowledged with the LatinFinance 2023 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards. 

Mizuho was recognized for Loan of the Year for its role on a $2.1 billion financing of Aguas Horizonte SpA’s water desalination and water transmission project, the largest desalination project to date in Chile. We acted as Financial Advisor, Joint Mandated Lead Arranger, Offshore Account Bank, Offshore Collateral Agent, Modeling Bank, Swap Coordinator, and Hedge Provider.

We were also named Infrastructure Financing of the Year as Bookrunning Mandated Lead Arranger on a $1.75 billion financing of FPSO One Guyana’s hydrocarbon processing. The introduction of hydrocarbons into Guyana’s economic exports is transformational for the country’s economy, and is expected to raise the country’s GDP and standard of living.

“We appreciate this recognition of our team’s efforts to structure innovative financing that brings together issuers and investors to help fund transformative projects,” said Rahul Shah, Head of Project Finance, Investment & Corporate Banking, Mizuho Americas. “We are proud to advance investments of social and economic importance that further the progress of Latin America.”

The awards recognize the most impressive transactions and institutions in Latin America infrastructure finance and investment, as judged by the LatinFinance editorial team. Selection criteria include market significance, structural aspects such as complexity and innovation, social impact, and execution of each transaction.

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