Celebrating the best-in-class transactions and organisations across the international infrastructure and energy sectors  

We are excited to return to live events to celebrate the success of the best-in-class transactions and organisations across the globe. We look forward to being together with our fantastic community to shine a light on the international infrastructure and energy sector’s incredible innovation.


Join us for an evening of extraordinary entertainment, celebration and international recognition.



LIVE AWARD CEREMONY DATES


IJGlobal APAC Awards – held in Singapore – 24 May 2022 


For table bookings please contact Doug Roberts, Business Development Manager on +44 7469 174412 or email Doug.roberts@ijglobal.com


WINNERS ANNOUNCED


IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards – The Londoner Hotel, London – 16 March 2022 


IJGlobal Americas Awards, Gotham Hall, New York – 17 March 2022


IJGlobal Middle East & North Africa Awards –  The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Dubai – 30 March 2022


 

IJGlobal Awards 2021 Shortlist/Winners

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DEAL AWARDS

 

IJGlobal will recognise excellence in deals in each sector and regions, and the IJGlobal editorial staff, in consultation with the markets where they are located, will pick the winning deals. We reserve the right to open up categories to sub-sectors in cases where the independent judging team agrees that there is sufficient competition.

 

COMPANY AWARDS

 

IJGlobal – and its international teams of independent judges, all of whom are established industry professionals – recognise and reward exceptional performance in the company awards categories. The four industry panels in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai pick the winners with the editorial team retaining the casting vote should there be a tie.

 

REGIONS

Africa // Asia Pacific // Europe // Latin America // MENA // North America

 

COMPANY CRITERIA

IJGlobal Awards recognise excellence among market participants by identifying outstanding public and private sector players in their region. The Company Awards are judged by external, expert industry judging panels from a shortlist selected by the editorial team.

The IJGlobal Awards celebrate the pivotal role played by organisations involved in one, or more, of the year's most outstanding infrastructure and/or project finance transactions that reached financial close in the 2020 calendar year. Winners are selected in each sub-category on a regional basis as well as for overall global involvement.


The IJGlobal editorial team – working closely with the independent panel of expert judges from the region where the transactions closed – look for deals that include one or more of the following elements:

 

  • Innovation - Who is truly innovative and shaping new contract and financing structures in the marketplace? The judges want to hear about the entrant’s role in executing pathfinder transactions, such as those using new private finance structures in mature and emerging infrastructure markets. It is beneficial to focus on technical innovations and challenges overcome
  •  
  • Diversity - The judges also like to see diversity across geographies and sector technologies supporting the international development of infrastructure and energy. Diversity is not a pre-requisite to winning an award, but it does help differentiate entrants involved in the same or similar transactions
  •  
  • Quality (Not Quantity) - It’s not about who did the most work, but who did the best work. Our judges will only consider up to three transactions from each participant. So, please highlight the best transactions to reach financial close in 2020 and clearly articulate the impact you brought to each one

Eligible Dates 

To be considered for an IJGlobal Award, all transactions must have reached financial close by 31 December 2020.

 

 

 

 
EUROPE & AFRICA
Deals of the Year
 
Export Finance Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Kalyon Enerji Export Finance, Turkey 
 
 
 
Hybrid Finance Deal of the Year –  Africa 
 
TNOG Hybrid Finance, Niger/Nigeria 
 
 
 
Oil & Gas Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Noreco RBL ESG-Linked Refinance, Norway 
 
 
 
Oil & Gas Deal of the Year – Africa 
 
Area 1 Mozambique LNG 
 
 
 
Oil & Gas Refinancing Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Star Refinery Refinance, Turkey 
 
 
 
Transport Refinancing Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Thameslink Rolling Stock PPP Refinance 
 
 
 
Refinancing Deal of the Year – Africa 
 
Ambatovy Nickel & Cobalt Mine Refinance, Madagascar 
 
 
 
Mining Deal of the Year – Africa 
 
Tri-K Gold Mine Additional Facility, Guinea 
 
 
 
Infrastructure Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
University of Birmingham, Pritchatts Park 
 
 
 
Telecoms Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Unsere Grune Glasfaser, Germany 
 
 
 
Telecoms Deal of the Year – Africa 
 
Ethiopia Telecoms Privatisation, Vodafone 
 
 
 
EV Charging Transport Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Carrefour EV Charging Stations 
 
 
 
Transport Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
D4 Haje-Mirotice PPP, Czech Republic 
 
 
 
Transport Deal of the Year – Africa 
 
Cote d'Ivoire Terminal 
 
 
 
Waste to Energy Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Enfinium Waste-to-Energy, UK 
 
 
 
Water Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Affinity Water Green Bond Facility, UK 
 
 
 
Water Deal of the Year – Africa 
 
DBSA Green Bond, South Africa 
 
 
 
Power Restructure Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Icanadolu CCGT Refinance, Turkey 
 
 
 
Power Deal of the Year – Africa 
 
Temane CCGT, Mozambique 
 
 
 
Battery Storage Deal of the Year – Europe 
 
Maldon Battery Storage, UK 
 
 
 
Renewables Deal of the Year – Africa 
 
Redstone CSP, South Africa 
 
 
 
Institutions of the Year  
 
 
 
 
Model Auditor of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Operis 
 
 
 
Ratings Agency of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Fitch Ratings 
 
 
 
Corporate Trust Provider of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Deutsche Bank 
 
 
 
Technical Adviser of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Arup Corporate Finance 
 
 
 
Bond Arranger of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Société Générale 
 
 
 
Financial Adviser of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Société Générale 
 
 
 
Legal Adviser of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Allen & Overy 
 
 
 
Public Sector of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Energistyrelsen – the Danish Energy Agency 
 
 
 
Sponsor of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Globeleq Africa 
 
 
 
DFI of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 
 
 
 
MLA of the Year – Europe & Africa 
 
Société Générale 

 

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

Deals of the Year 
 
Export Finance Deal of the Year - North America 
 
ECA-backed JOLCO for Seaspan 
 
 
 
 
 
Upstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Shenandoah Field 
 
 
 
LNG Oil & Gas Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Plaquemines 
 
 
 
 
Alternative Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Nautilius Cryptomine 
 
 
 
 
Refinancing Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Potomac Energy Center Project 
 
 
 
 
Mining Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Newmont Sustainability-Linked Bond 
 
 
 
 
Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Fresno State’s Energy Infrastructure Modernization P3 
 
 
 
 
 
Telecoms Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Manitoba Fiber Project 
 
 
 
 
Transport Deal of the Year - North America 
 
New York State Thruway Service Areas P3 Project 
 
 
 
 
 
Water Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management P3 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Power Deal of the Year - North America 
 
CPV Maryland 
 
 
 
 
Battery Storage Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Valley Center Battery Storage Project 
 
 
 
 
 
Renewables Deal of the Year - North America 
 
Vineyard Wind Project 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Institutions of the Year  
 
 
Ratings Agency of the Year - The Americas 
 
Fitch Ratings 
 
 
 
 
 
Model Auditor of the Year - North America 
 
Operis 
 
 
 
Corporate Trust Provider of the Year - North America 
 
Deutsche Bank 
 
 
 
 
 
Technical Adviser of the Year - North America 
 
Altus Group 
 
 
 
 
Bond Arranger of the Year - North America 
 
Société Générale 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Adviser of the Year - North America 
 
Agentis Capital 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Energy Legal Adviser of the Year - North America 
 
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe 
 
 
 
Infrastructure Legal Adviser of the Year - North America 
 
Winston & Strawn 
 
 
 
 
 
Sponsor of the Year - North America 
 
Plenary Americas 
 
 
 
 
 
MLA of the Year - North America 
 
Natixis 
 
 
 
 
Public Sector of the Year - North America 
 
Metro Flood Diversion Authority 
 
 
 

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

Deals of the Year 
 
 
Export Finance Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
Metro de Lima Linea 2 
 
 
Oil & Gas Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
PETROBAL 
 
 
 
Alternative Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
Zona Azul 
 
 
Refinancing Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
GNA I Refinancing 
 
 
 
Mining Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
Mantoverde Sulphide Development Project 
 
 
 
Petrochemicals Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
Braskem Idesa Refinancing 
 
 
 
Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
Smart Luz Smart City Project 
 
 
 
Telecoms Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
FiBrasil 
 
 
 
Transport Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
Port of Antioquia 
 
 
 
 
Water Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
Debentures for Aegea and Iguá Saneamento’s Concessions 
 
 
 
Power Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
Project Gatun 
 
 
 
 
Battery Storage Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
BESS Project 
 
 
 
 
Renewables Deal of the Year - Latin America 
 
Matrix Renewables PMGD Portfolio 
 
 
 
Institutions of the Ye
 
Tax Adviser of the Year - Latin America 
 
Pinheiro Neto Advogados 
 
 
 
 
Corporate Trust Provider of the Year - Latin America 
 
Deutsche Bank 
 
 
 
 
Technical Adviser of the Year - Latin America 
 
Infrata 
 
 
 
 
Bond Arranger of the Year - Latin America 
 
Goldman Sachs 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Adviser of the Year - Latin America 
 
Astris Finance 
 
 
International Legal Adviser of the Year - Latin America 
 
Milbank 
 
 
 
Local Legal Adviser of the Year - Latin America 
 
Mattos Filho 
 
 
 
Sponsor of the Year - Latin America 
 
(ISA) EcoPetrol 
 
 
 
DFI of the Year - Latin America 
 
BNDES 
 
 
 
MLA of the Year - Latin America 
 
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) 
 
 
 
Public Sector of the Year - Latin America 
 
Colombia’s ANI 
 
 



ASIA PACIFIC


Bond Arranger
Citi
Société Générale
Standard Chartered Bank



DFI
Asian Development Bank
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Development Bank of Japan
International Finance Corporation (IFC)



Financial Adviser
DBS Bank
EY
Macquarie Capital
MUFG Bank
Société Générale
Synergy Consulting



Legal Adviser
Allen & Overy
Clifford Chance
Linklaters
Milbank
Nishimura & Asahi
Norton Rose Fulbright
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
White & Case



MLA
BNP Paribas
DBS Bank
MUFG Bank
Société Générale
Standard Chartered Bank
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)



Model Auditor
BDO UK & BDO Australia
Mazars



Ratings Agency
Fitch Ratings
Moody's



Sponsor
AC Energy
Adani
Green Investment Group
Jera


 

 

MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA

 

 

Deals of the Year 
 
Export Finance Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Al Warsan 2 Waste to Energy, Dubai 
 
 
 
 
Oil & Gas Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Aramco Oil Pipelines Company, Saudi Arabia 
 
 
 
 
Petrochemicals Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Sadara Chemical Project restructure, Saudi Arabia 
 
 
 
 
Hybrid Energy Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Jazan IGCC Power Plant Acquisition, Saudi Arabia 
 
 
 
 
Power Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Tanajib Co-Generation Power Plant, Saudi Arabia 
 
 
 
 
Renewables Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Sudair Solar PV, Saudi Arabia 
 
 
 
 
Social Infra Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Saudi Schools Wave 1, Saudi Arabia 
 
 
 
 
 
Water Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Jubail 3B Desalination, Saudi Arabia 
 
 
 
 
Transport Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
6th October Dry Port, Egypt 
 
 
 
Telecoms Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Yahsat Satellite Refinance, UAE 
 
 
 
 
Refinancing Deal of the Year – MENA 
 
Riyadh PP11 Refinance, Saudi Arabia 
 
 
 
 
Company Awards 
 
 
 
Bond Arranger of the Year - MENA 
 
Citi 
 
 
 
 
DFI of the Year - MENA 
 
International Finance Corporation (IFC) 
 
 
 
 
ECA of the Year - MENA 
 
Japan Bank for International Cooperation 
 
 
 
 
Financial Adviser of the Year - MENA 
 
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) 
 
 
 
 
 
Legal Adviser of the Year - MENA 
 
Covington 
 
 
 
 
MLA of the Year - MENA 
 
MUFG Bank 
 
 
 
 
Model Auditor of the Year - MENA 
 
BDO UK 
 
 
 
 
Public Sector of the Year - MENA 
 
Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REDPO), Saudi Arabia 
 
 
 
 
Sponsor of the Year - MENA 
 
ACWA Power 
 
 

 

 

 

 

JUDGING PANEL

 

 

 

 

 

Europe & Africa Judging Team

 

 

 

Richard Abadie - PwC

Annette Bannister – MetLife Investments

Jeremy Bayfield – Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Hari Chandra – Cantor Fitzgerald

Swag Ganguly - Evercore

Manish Gupta - EY

►  Another regular for the judging panel, Manish secures his place repeatedly on the committee for being one of the best-prepared judges having analysed every submission he has access to (not something we can say about many of his peers!). Manish is a long-established partner at EY, operating out of the London office in the infrastructure corporate finance team, with responsibility for the transport sector. With more than 20 years’ experience in infra financing and M&A, with transactions ranging from project finance, refinancing and complex restructurings… there’s not a lot he hasn’t done..

Emma Haight – AMP Capital

Phillip Hall – MUFG

Sarah Heavey - CIBC

Layth Irani – SMBC Group

Olusola Lawson - African Infrastructure Investment Managers

David Lee – Allen & Overy

Sarah Roberts – INTECH Risk Management

Matt Toolan - AIB

Victoria Westcott – Reed Smith

 

MENA Judging Team

 

 

 

Christopher Cantelmi – IFC

Abu Chowdhury – ASMA Capital

Adel Elsolh – Natixis

Craig Forrest – Arup

Madhavi Gosavi – NRF

Ali-Tahir Jaffery – Standard Chartered Bank

Sachin Karia – Allen & Overy

Yusuf Macun – Cranmore Partners

Sami Neffati - ASI

Dan Taylor - NDF

Laughlan Waterston – SMBC

Ravi Suri – AP Moller Capital

Catherine Workman – Pinsent Masons

 

North America Judging Team

 

 

 

Mona Dajani - Pillsbury

Richard Kim - HSBC

 

 

 

Sia Kusha - Plenary

 

 

 

Sonia McMillan - Amber Infrastructure

Ana Carolina Oliveira - ING

Mansi Patel - MetLife

Mike Pikiel - Winston & Strawn

Markus Pressdee - Rothschild & Co

Lindsay Wright - KPMG

Sue Lee - EY Infrastructure Advisors

Dolly Mirchandani - White & Case

 

Latin America Judging Team

 

 

 

Aitor Alava - Natixis

Tobey Collins – Astris

Juan Miguel Custodio – Macquarie

David Gonzalez – SMBC

Guido Liniado – Latham & Watkins

Sami Asad Mir – Allen & Overy

Diana Sepulveda – HSBC Asset Management

Dorothée Peuze – Credit Agricole CIB

Miriam Signor – Stocche Forbes Advogados


Alex Yew – John Laing

 

Asia-Pacific Judging Team

 

 

 

Alex Broggi – HSBC Asset Management

Cédric Chatel – Société Générale

Rachel Chia – Deutsche Bank

John Faye – CDPQ

Steven Holland - CBA

Angela Lim – Rajah & Tann

Steve Mercieca – Standard Chartered

Scott Neilson – Allen & Overy

Benoit Nguyen – DNV

Jackie Surtani – Asian Development Bank

Lynn Tho – EY

Romain Voisin – Crédit Agricole

Zoey Wang – Fitch Ratings

 

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