Crédit Agricole CIB wins in 3 categories of LatinFinance’s 2020 Deals of the Year Awards

Crédit Agricole CIB was actively involved with 3 issuers that won LatinFinance awards this year: Sovereign Issuer of the Year, Corporate Issuer of the Year and Corporate High-Grade Bond of the Year.

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Crédit Agricole CIB was a winner in three different categories of LatinFinance’s annual 2020 Deal of the Year Awards, which recognizes outstanding transactions, along with the people and institutions that made them possible. See below to read more about the awards and the significance of the transactions. 

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“Congratulations to the winners of the LatinFinance awards! Crédit Agricole CIB is honored to partner with its clients in Latin America by bringing them innovative solutions, continuous support and seamless execution.”

Matthieu Chabanne, Head of Latin America


Sovereign Issuer of the Year: The United Mexican States 

UMS was active in the capital markets in 2020, with multiple stand-out transactions. A US$6 billion issue in April, which was the second largest in Latin American history, and its EUR 750m 7-year Inaugural SDG Sovereign Bond (for which Crédit Agricole CIB acted as Active Joint Bookrunner) in September solidified its standing as the sovereign issuer of the year.

Crédit Agricole CIB worked actively with UMS to access a broad range of new ESG investors for the SDG Sovereign Bond

Corporate Issuer of the Year: Cemex

Cemex carried out three separate US$1 billion bonds throughout the course of 12 months, ending in September 2020.

Crédit Agricole CIB acted as an Active Joint Bookrunner on Cemex’s 7.735% 7-year notes issued in June 2020. 

Check out our LinkedIn post about this transaction.

Corporate High-Grade Bond of the Year: Suzano

Suzano executed an innovative,10-year sustainability-linked bond (SLB), the second of its kind in the world, the first in the Americas, and the first-ever by an emerging markets issuer.

Crédit Agricole CIB acted as a Joint Bookrunner on both the September US$750 million issuance and the US$500 million reopening in November.

Check out our LinkedIn post about this transaction.


For write-ups on each award, read the special Deals of the Year supplement to LatinFinance’s magazine.