New York, October 1, 2021 – Mizuho Americas today announced it has been awarded two 2021 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards from LatinFinance, a leading source of intelligence on the financial markets and economies of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Oil & Gas Financing of the Year: Costa Azul's $1.58 billion liquefied natural gas project financing, the only such project to reach a final investment decision during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Costa Azul’s LNG terminal is well-positioned to provide Asia and other pacific markets with access to a reliable source of North American natural gas directly from the Pacific coast. Mizuho acted as Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Bookrunner on one tranche of the financing and as Mandated Lead Arranger, Sole Bookrunner, and Structuring Bank on another tranche.
Infrastructure Financing of the Year - Latin America & Power Financing of the Year: EnfraGen’s $1.76 billion financing. The senior secured notes were the first-ever multi-jurisdiction project bond in the market. Mizuho acted as a top-tier Joint Lead Arranger, as well Joint Bookrunner, and Administrative Agent.
“Despite the challenges of 2020, we were able to leverage global relationships and local expertise to advance these important projects,” said Mark Tuttle, Head of Latin Americas Banking. “We thank LatinFinance for the recognition and their devotion to providing valuable insights and analysis of the Latin America capital markets.”
The Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards recognize the most impressive transactions and institutions in an area crucial to the economic progress of Latin America and the Caribbean. The winners are determined by LatinFinance's editorial staff based on a vigorous selection process.
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 to www.mizuhogroup.com/americas.
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 approximately 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2020, its total assets were $2.1 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuhogroup.com.
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