This is the first time that SG CIB has been awarded “Best Infrastructure & Project Finance House” by Euromoney. The accolade rewards the bank’s continued commitment to specialized financing and the expertise of its teams which structure and bring landmark and transformational deals to the market.
In particular, SG CIB acted as sole financial adviser as well as structuring and joint lead arranging the landmark USD 3.6bn project financing in 2012 for the Louisiana-based Sabine Pass Liquefaction plant which will create the first bi-directional liquefied natural gas terminal. SG CIB was also involved from
the outset in the EUR 3.2bn acquisition of Open Grid Europe, the largest infrastructure acquisition financing in 2012.
The “Best Equity House in France” was awarded to SG CIB for the third consecutive year. This award highlights the successes of the SG CIB’s Corporate Finance franchise which has played a leading role in all the different equity capital markets products in France for many years. Notably SG CIB has increased its market share in a very active primary market in France so far this year, with 2013 YTD volumes at EUR 12.4 billion (2.4x that of H1 2012) and with SG CIB’s market share going from 16.8% in 2012 to 17.5% in 2013.