Press Release
February 5, 2020

Holland & Knight Advises on Three Latin Finance Deals of the Year

NEW YORK (February 5, 2020) – On Wednesday, January 29, Holland & Knight joined clients and friends to celebrate the LatinFinance 2019 Deals of the Year in New York. Each year, LatinFinance recognizes stand-out transactions and institutions in the capital markets of Latin America and the Caribbean. Holland & Knight was honored with three Deal of the Year awards, further demonstrating the firm’s significant experience advising corporate and banking clients on some of the most prominent cross-border financing matters.

Awardees are selected by the editors of LatinFinance, taking into account the size, complexity, innovative elements, market significance and execution of each transaction. Winning deals in which Holland & Knight had an advisory role include:

Financing Innovation of the Year: Fibra Uno
Holland & Knight advised Fibra UNO, Mexico's largest real estate investment trust, in connection with a $1 billion dual tranche (USD and Mexican Pesos) five-year sustainability-linked revolving credit agreement. The syndicated facility complies with the LSTA's Sustainability Linked Loan Principles and is the first of its kind for a Mexican borrower like Fibra UNO. Click here for more details.

Syndicated Loan of the Year: Pemex
Holland & Knight represented the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Petróleos Mexicanos' (Pemex) recent financing totaling $8 billion, where ICBC acted as part of the lenders’ syndicate. Click here for more details.

Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year: ENGIE buys Petrobras TAG
Holland & Knight represented Mitsubishi Union Bank, N.A. (MUFG) and TMF Group, which acted as collateral agents in the US$8.7 billion financing of Engie's acquisition of TAG, Brazil's largest gas pipeline company. The transaction was also named the Oil & Gas Financing of the Year at LatinFinance’s 2019 Project and Infrastructure Awards. Click here for more details.

Published from New York and Miami, with a network of correspondents across Latin America and the Caribbean, LatinFinance has covered banking and capital markets in the region for more than 30 years. It is the authoritative source on debt, equity, structured finance, syndicated loans, private equity and M&A, as well as multilateral financing, people moves and secondary trading.

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