New York, February 19, 2021 – Mizuho Americas today announced it has been awarded two Deals of the Year Awards from LatinFinance, a leading source of intelligence on the financial markets and economies of Latin America and the Caribbean:
Corporate Issuer of the Year for Cemex’s three separate $1 billion bonds in the 12 months ending in September 2020. These transactions provided key support for Cemex, helping to reposition the company with investors, improve its yield curve, and solidify its position by taking advantage of an opportune market window.
Corporate High Grade Bond of the Year for Suzano’s 10-year sustainability-linked bond (SLB) in September 2020, which marked the first SLB for a pulp and paper company, the first for an issuer in Latin America, and only the second of its kind globally.
“The successful completion of these key transactions proves that, despite unique headwinds in 2020, financing and market innovation continue apace,” said Mark Tuttle, Head of Latin Americas Banking. “In a virtual environment and amidst shifting market conditions, our commitment to our clients and partners remains as strong as ever.”
The Deals of the Year Awards celebrate excellence in the capital markets of Latin America and the Caribbean as judged by the LatinFinance editorial team. Winners are determined according to size, complexity, innovative elements, market significance, and execution of each transaction.
About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas is a leading provider of a broad range of financial services, including corporate and investment banking, lending, custody, treasury services, research and capital markets solutions. With professionals across the U.S., Canada, and Latin and South America, Mizuho Americas supports corporate clients, institutional investors, and public sector organizations by connecting local markets to a vast global network. To learn more about Mizuho Americas' business, values, and ethical commitments, and the entities it comprises, visit www.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 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, 2019, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuho-fg.com.
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