Crédit Agricole CIB is a leader in the loan market as recognised by GlobalCapital Asia

Crédit Agricole CIB was named in three out of the four best loan categories by GlobalCapital Asia: Best Investment Grade Syndicated Loan, Best Leveraged/Acquisition Finance and Best Loan.

GlobalCapitalThe three awards enshrines months of unrelenting efforts of our Debt Origination and Advisory teams in Asia-Pacific. Our loan business has continued to grow even in a volatile and unpredictable year for the borrowing and lending activities.

Taking into consideration direct interviews with banks and testimonies from their clients, GlobalCapital Asia has determined the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers across Asia in 2020.

Crédit Agricole CIB was named in three out of the four best loan categories, acknowledging the expertise of its teams and distribution capabilities that offer structures, pricing and syndication strategies tailored to clients’ financing needs. 


Best Investment Grade Syndicated Loan

Airport Authority Hong Kong’s HK$35bn ($4.5bn) dual-tranche loan

Helped by the government’s 100% ownership, AAHK proved that it enjoys the same support during difficult periods. The deal, which is the largest loan syndication in the city this year, also included an innovative feature. It was the first corporate syndicated loan in Hong Kong that was compliant with the Equator Principles, ticking the ESG box.

Our role: Lead Arranger.

Best Leveraged/Acquisition Finance & Best Loan

$600m dual-tranche loan for Hexaware Technologies’ take-private by Baring Private Equity Asia

After being hit by a downgrade by Moody’s in April, this Indian software firm’s bonds tumbled in secondary trading. Barings announced plans in June to delist Hexaware from the Indian stock exchange and the result was a dual-tranche loan, split between a $383m tranche for refinancing and a $217m portion for privatisation. The Private Equity firm showed its confidence in Hexaware’s business by boosting the privatisation offer to Rp475 per share from Rp285.

Our role: Original Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner.