London, 5 February 2024: Mizuho EMEA is proud to have acted as a Coordinator and sole Green Loan Coordinator in ACCIONA’s debut JPY45 billion Green Samurai loan.
This landmark transaction represents the first Samurai loan by a Spanish corporate and the first Green Samurai loan by a European borrower.
The transaction is based on ACCIONA’s new Sustainable Impact Financing Framework which introduces an innovative dual impact feature, and that, when combined with traditional sustainable finance structures, has the potential to deliver further positive environmental and social outcomes locally.
Speaking of the transaction, José Luis Blasco, Global Sustainability Director, ACCIONA, said, “We are thrilled to have brought innovation to the Japanese market through our Sustainable Impact Financing Framework which marks a critical new milestone in our sustainability journey, and we are delighted by the feedback received from investors.”
Blasco continues, “The ACCIONA Sustainable Impact Financing Framework aligns our financing activity more closely with the commitment to exclusively develop sustainable infrastructure solutions and maximize the potential regenerative impact of each project beyond ‘business as usual’. We want to thank the Mizuho team for their support as Green Loan Coordinator throughout this landmark transaction.”
Borja Zamorano, Head of Corporate & Investment Banking Southern Europe, Mizuho EMEA, commented: “We are delighted to have supported ACCIONA in this milestone transaction as sole Green Loan coordinator, which represents the first Samurai loan by a Spanish corporate, and the first Green Samurai loan by a European borrower. At Mizuho we are committed to support our clients’ sustainability strategy through financing and advisory services.”
About Mizuho EMEA
Mizuho EMEA provides corporates and institutions in the region with unparalleled access and expertise in Japan and Asia, and supports clients with their corporate and investment banking, and asset management needs. Headquartered in London and with a presence in 16 countries throughout the region, our client base includes leading corporations, financial institutions and state owned entities. We are a strategic financial partner with a focused objective of helping our clients to connect, succeed and grow.
Mizuho’s presence in EMEA is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. 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 31 March 2022, its total assets were US$2 trillion.
Learn more about Mizuho in EMEA: www.mizuhoemea.com