Mizuho Americas Wins Best Transport Financing Deal at LatinFinance Awards

October 10, 2018

New York, October 10, 2018 – Mizuho Americas today announced it has been awarded Best Transport Financing Deal 2018 by LatinFinance, which covers the financial markets and economies of Latin America and the Caribbean. The award recognizes Mizuho’s role as Sole Structuring Bank, Sole Bookrunner, and Joint Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) for the August 2017 $396 million project financing/ABS bond deal to finance the expansion of Line 1 of the Lima metro in Peru.

“The Lima metro transaction shows Mizuho’s continued strength in the competitive structured finance space,” said David Costa, Managing Director and Head of Latin America Finance for Mizuho. “The Mizuho team, comprising Latin America Finance, Project Finance, and MSUSA, were able to offer a unique solution for the entire structuring and financing of the project, which optimized Sponsor profitability while reducing risk. We are very proud of our work and are delighted to be recognized by LatinFinance.”

LatinFinance’s annual Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards recognize the most impressive transactions and institutions in a field critical to Latin America’s economic progress. Awards were presented at the Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards Dinner on October 3, 2018 in New York City.


About Mizuho Americas

Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2017, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuho-fg.com.


For inquiries, please contact:

Jim Gorman
Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
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Laura London
Assistant Vice President, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
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P.J. Kinsella
Paragon Public Relations
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