Published: April 29, 2015
Round-up of our EMEA-wide winners in this year's Project Finance Awards.
Welcome to coverage of EMEA Finance’s seventh annual Project Finance Awards, including all the details of this year’s winning projects, funding facilities, financiers and advisers.
As usual, the package begins with our headline, EMEA-wide awards for the best deals and dealmakers in 2014, and then moves into our regional awards for projects and firms in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Oil and gas, social development, infrastructure, telecoms, transport, renewable energy and more are represented in this list of the year’s notable deals.
Our winning transactions include a funding line for EuroChem, which in a tough year for Russian borrowers secured US$750mn from local and international lenders to back its Usolsky potash project; a bumper US$5.6bn finance package for Saudi Arabia’s Waad-al-Shamal phosphate project, one of the largest project financings in the world last year; and the Kpone power plant in Ghana, the largest IPP in Sub-Saharan Africa. Congratulations, as always, to all of the companies, financiers and advisers behind our winning deals this year.
Best project finance house: Garanti Bank
Best project finance adviser: Taylor-DeJongh
Best project finance law firm: White & Case
Best project finance deal: Waad-al-Shamal phosphate project in Saudi Arabia
Best oil and gas deal: Lotos’s B8 oil field development in Baltic Sea
Best power deal: Kpone IPP in Ghana
Best energy infrastructure deal: Accugas’s acquisition of EHGC in Nigeria
Best sustainability deal: Borusan wind farm project in Turkey
Best water deal: Mirfa IWPP in Abu Dhabi
Best PPP deal / Best social development deal: Adana healthcare campus in Turkey
Best transport infrastructure deal: Ethiopian Railways Corporation’s infrastructure upgrade
Best telecoms deal: IHS’s capital raising and development in Africa
Best chemicals deal: STAR Refinery in Turkey