Press Release: Debtwire proud to be the exclusive data provider for the 9th APLMA Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in the syndicated loan market

17 March 2020
Debtwire, an Acuris company is proud to be the supporting partner of the 9th Asia Pacific Syndicated Loan Market Awards by The Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA). The winners of the awards were announced by broadcast on 12 March 2020 honouring the outstanding achievements in the syndicated loan market.
 
Debtwire was the exclusive data provider for the awards, supplying all the data and league tables for 25 award categories. APLMA members were asked to vote for which banks, law firms and non-bank financial institutions were qualified to receive awards in the categories of "Asia Pacific Loan House of the Year", "Loan House of the Year" by country, "Law Firm of the Year" by sector and "Deal of the Year" by sector.
 
Some honourable mentions go to Bank of China who won "Asia Pacific Loan House of the Year", ANZ Bank for winning "Asia Pacific Syndicated Green/Sustainable Loan House of the Year", Standard Chartered Bank for winning "Asia Pacific Syndicated Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Loan House of the Year" and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation for winning "Asia Pacific Syndicated Project Finance Loan House of the Year".
 
CK Hutchison won the Syndicated Deal of the Year closed with 33 lenders while COFCO International won the syndicated Green/Sustainability-linked Deal of the Year. The COFCO deal was the largest ever sustainability-linked loan for commodity trader.
 
Jessia Ma, Head of Sales, Asia Pacific, Debtwire said “Debtwire is delighted to support the APLMA awards with our editorial and research teams’ analyses on corporate and market debt situations. It was an honour to recognize the excellence of syndicated loan market players during the ceremony broadcast. We would like to convey our congratulations to all the winners on their remarkable achievements.”
 
See below for the complete list of winners:
 
 Award
 Winner
 Asia Pacific Syndicated Leveraged & Acquisition Finance Loan House of the Year  Standard Chartered Bank
 Asia Pacific Syndicated Project Finance Loan House of the Year
 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
 Asia Pacific Syndicated Green/Sustainable Loan House of the Year
 ANZ Bank
 Asia Pacific Syndicated Loan House of the Year
 Bank of China
 
 Award
 Winner
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - New Zealand
 ANZ Bank
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - Australia
 ANZ Bank
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - China
 Bank of China
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - Taiwan
 CTBC Bank
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - Hong Kong
 HSBC
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - Singapore
 United Overseas Bank
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - Malaysia
 CIMB
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - Thailand
 Siam Commercial Bank
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - Japan
 MUFG
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - South Korea
 Korea Development Bank
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - India
 State Bank of India
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - Indonesia
 Bank Mandiri
 Syndicated Loan House of the Year - Philippines
 Mizuho Bank
 
 Award
 Winner
 Non-Bank Investor of the Year
 Partners Group
 
 Award
 Winner
 Syndicated Loan Law Firm of the Year
 Allen & Overy
 Syndicated Leveraged & Acquisition Finance Law Firm of the Year
 Linklaters
 Syndicated Project Finance Law Firm of the Year
 Clifford Chance
 
Award
 Winner
 Syndicated Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year
 ANTA Sports Products Ltd (EUR2.2 billion)
 Bookrunners / MLAs:
 Bank of China (Hong Kong)
 Bank of China Macau Branch
 Bank of America
 Citibank
 Credit Suisse
 HSBC
 J.P. Morgan
 Standard Chartered Bank
 
 Award
 Winner
 Syndicated Project Finance Deal of the Year
 HPCL Rajasthan Refinery (USD4.04 billion)
 Bookrunners / MLAs:
 SBI Capital Markets
 
 Award
 Winner
 Syndicated Green Sustainable Finance Deal of the Year
 COFCO International (USD2.3 billion)
 Bookrunners / MLAs:
 ABN AMRO Bank NV
 Agricultural Bank of China Singapore Branch
 Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd Hong Kong Branch
 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (Hong Kong)
 Bank of America
 China Construction Bank
 China Development Bank Hong Kong
 Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank SA
 ICBC (London)
 ING Bank Hong Kong
 Natixis
 Oversea- Chinese Banking Corp Ltd (OCBC Ltd)
 Rabobank NV
 Westpac Banking Corp
 
Award
 Winner
 Syndicated Deal of the Year
 CK Hutchison Group Telecom Finance S.A 
 (EUR4.56 billion)
 Bookrunners / MLAs:
 Barclays Bank Plc
 BNP Paribas SA
 Citibank
 Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
 Deutsche Bank AG
 Goldman Sachs
 HSBC
 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
 UniCredit Italiano SpA
 
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About the APLMA
The APLMA is a professional (not-for-profit) trade association that represents the interests of institutions active in the syndicated loan markets around the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, please visit: www.aplma.com.