LatinFinance Announces the Deals of the Year 2013 Awards Winners

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 2014) - High-level corporate executives, investors, bankers and government officials gathered in New York City to celebrate the LatinFinance Deals of the Year 2013. Launched in 1991, the Deals of the Year awards are recognized as the region's most prestigious and rigorously judged awards for excellence in investment banking, capital markets issuance and legal advice. 

LatinFinance Deals of the Year Award winners:
The LatinFinance Deals of the Year 2013 acknowledge the most impressive transactions across Latin America and the Caribbean between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013. For the full write up, per winning category, please click on the relevant winner.

Category -- Winner -- Supporting Bank  -- Supporting Law Firm

Sovereign Issuer of the Year -- United Mexican States -- n/a -- n/a

Corporate Issuer of the Year -- América Móvil -- n/a -- n/a

Investment Bank of the Year -- JPMorgan -- n/a -- n/a

Bond House of the Year -- Citi -- n/a -- n/a

Loan House of the Year -- HSBC -- n/a -- n/a

Equity House of the Year -- BTG Pactual -- n/a -- n/a

M&A House of the Year -- Credit Suisse -- n/a -- n/a

Law Firm of the Year: Brazil -- Mattos Filho -- n/a -- n/a

Law Firm of the Year: Mexico -- Ritch Mueller -- n/a -- n/a

Law Firm of the Year: LatAm -- Cleary Gottlieb -- n/a -- n/a

Sovereign Bond of the Year -- Republic of Chile $1.5 billion dual-tranche 2022 and 2042 bond, sold Oct 2012 -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, JPMorgan  -- Cleary Gottlieb - Shearman & Sterling- Carey y Cia - Morales y Besa

Sovereign Liability Management of the Year -- United Mexican States, EUR 1.6 billion concurrent new issue and accelerated tender offer -- BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, HSBC -- Cleary Gottlieb - Sullivan & Cromwell - Ritch Mueller

Quasi-Sovereign Bond of the Year -- Petrobras $11 billion jumbo multi-tranche bond -- Banco do Brasil, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, HSBC, Itaú, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley -- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton - Houthoff Buruma - Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey - Shearman & Sterling

Corporate High-Grade Bond of the Year -- Femsa $1bn 2023/2043 dual-tranche bond -- BBVA, Citi, Goldman Sachs -- Cleary Gottlieb - Skadden - Ritch Mueller

Corporate High-Yield Bond of the Year -- Cosan $500m/BRL500m dual-currency bond -- Bradesco, BTG Pactual, Itaú, Morgan Stanley -- Clifford Chance - Davis Polk - Mattos Filho - Machado Meyer

Corporate Liability Management of the Year -- Odebrecht $550m/BRL500m Dual-Currency Bonds and Tender -- BTG Pactual, Crédit Agricole, Deutsche Bank, Santander, Scotiabank -- White & Case - Souza Cescon- Clifford Chance

IPO of the Year -- BB Seguridade $5.7 billion IPO -- Banco do Brasil, BTG Pactual, Bradesco, Citi, Itaú, JPMorgan -- Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva - Lefosse - Mattos Filho - Clifford Chance - Davis Polk

Follow-On Equity of the Year -- Enersis $6 billion SEC-registered capital increase -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BTG Pactual, JPMorgan -- Chadbourne & Parke - Carey y Cía - Davis Polk - Claro & Cía

Private Equity Deal of the Year -- BTG Pactual Infrastructure Fund $770m Acquisition of GlobeNet from Oi -- BTG Pactual, Goldman Sachs -- Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch - Pinheiro Neto - DLA Piper

Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year -- Cencosud EUR 2 billion acquisition of Carrefour's Colombian operations -- Credit Suisse, JPMorgan --  Bredin Prat - Philippi Yrarrazaval Pulido

 Domestic M&A Deal of the Year -- Afore XXI Banorte $1.6 billion acquisition of Afore Bancomer, January 2013 -- Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley --  Covington & Burling - Jones Day - Haynes & Boone - Sullivan & Cromwell - Ritch Mueller

Structured Financing of the Year -- Red de Carreteras del Occidente MXN7.5 billion euro-peso project bond -- BBVA, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Santander -- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher - Greenberg Traurig - Milbank - Raz Guzman

 Syndicated Loan of the Year -- Banco Itaú BBA $1.5 billion senior unsecured term loan -- BTMU, Mizuho, Standard Chartered -- White & Case - Pinheiro Neto - Lennox Paton

Restructuring of the Year -- Government of Belize $547.5m Sovereign Debt Restructuring -- BroadSpan Capital, White Oak -- Arnold & Porter - Cleary Gottlieb

Local Currency Deal of the Year -- América Móvil MXN15 billion global peso bond -- BBVA, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Morgan Stanley --  Raz Guzmán - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett - Robles Miaja - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Trade Finance Deal of the Year -- Vicentin SAIC $100m 3-year pre-export finance facility -- Crédit Agricole, FMO -- Becker, Glynn, Muffly, Chassin & Hosinski - Bruchou, Fernandez Madero & Lombardi - Clifford Chance - Haraki & Kabusacki

Financing Innovation of the Year -- América Móvil MXN15 billion global peso bond -- BBVA, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Morgan Stanley --  Raz Guzmán - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett - Robles Miaja - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

2. Selection process:

The selection process takes into account the market significance or strategic importance of deals as well as how they were structured and executed. Banks' and law firms' roles in these winning deals -- as well as the volume and diversity of trades they worked on and their execution role on particularly sophisticated, successful transactions -- went toward determining the winning institutions. For more information on the awards, click here.

For more information please contact Marina Carbone at: or +1 (212) 224-3440.
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