Mizuho Americas led transactions recognized by LatinFinance Deal of the Year Awards

January 30, 2024

Two Mizuho Americas-led transactions have been recognized by the 2023 LatinFinance Deal of the Year Awards. Our role in the financings was key in helping clients realize essential capital and infrastructure initiatives. The awards were based on market significance, strategic importance, groundbreaking qualities, structural aspects, execution, and secondary market performance.

“Latin America is a very competitive market, with top banks aiming to lead transactions for sophisticated issuers,” said Mark Tuttle, Head of Latin America Banking & Debt Capital Markets, Mizuho Americas. “In a highly volatile environment, developing long-term relationships and proving Mizuho is a reliable partner have been essential in differentiating ourselves and landing lead roles.”

Mizuho is proud of its role working with our clients on the following:

Corporate High-Grade Bond of the Year Mizuho acted as Joint Active Bookrunner for JBS’ $2.5 billion offering of Senior Unsecured Notes. On the busiest day in IG DCM since 2020, JBS demonstrated the appeal of their DCM transactions for a wide array of US IG and EM investors by efficiently printing sizeable and stable benchmarks. This offering marks Mizuho’s tenth capital markets transaction in a row with the JBS family of companies, the world’s largest protein producer in beef, pork, chicken and fish, and the second largest food company as measured by revenues. 

Loan of the Year Mizuho acted as Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Lead Arranger and Bookrunner for TC Energy Mexicana’s $2.3 billion financing of its natural gas pipeline assets in Mexico. In November 2022, the Company approached key relationship banks to establish an inaugural bank credit facility. Mizuho was instrumental in syndicating the facility among a diversified group of global banks from the US, Asia, LatAm, Europe and Canada and established a core funding structure comprised of a $1.8 Billion Senior Unsecured Term Loan Facility and a $500 Million Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility. TC Energy Mexicana is a seasoned pipeline developer and operator that transports 25% of the natural gas consumed in Mexico. 

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