New York, December 12, 2022 – Mizuho Americas today announced it won two IJInvestor Awards 2022 at a ceremony in London. The awards celebrate the best financing and M&A activity in the energy and infrastructure markets. Mizuho Americas was recognized in the following categories:
Oil & Gas Acquisition of the Year (Americas) for JERA Americas’ $2.5 billion acquisition of a stake in Freeport LNG, an LNG export company. As Joint Financial Advisor to Freeport LNG and as the sole provider of an $800 million funded portable acquisition financing package to support the sale process, Mizuho Americas was able to offer a unique financing solution for the transaction.
Conventional Power & Grid Infrastructure Acquisition of the Year (Americas) for financing the acquisition of Saavi Energia by Global Infrastructure Partners. Saavi is the fourth largest independent power producer and the largest privately-held, stand-alone generator in Mexico. Mizuho Americas was Bookrunner on the acquisition financing, which included independent loan and bond facilities.
Mizuho Financial Group was also recognized at this year’s awards for its role in the $23.4 billion acquisition of Sydney Airport by Sydney Aviation Alliance.
“It is an honor to be recognized by IJInvestor for these major transactions, which featured innovative and bespoke solutions,” said Paul McNutt, Head of Power, Energy and Infrastructure, Investment & Corporate Banking, Mizuho Americas. “We are proud to contribute to the vibrant and evolving global infrastructure market.”
About Mizuho Americas
Mizuho Americas is a leading provider of a broad range of financial services, including investment and corporate banking, lending, custody, treasury services, research and capital markets solutions. With professionals across the U.S., Canada, and Latin 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.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, 2021, its total assets were approximately $2 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuhogroup.com.
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