NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LatinFinance unveiled its 2018 Deals of the Year Awards in New York on Thursday, at an exclusive awards dinner recognizing stand-out transactions and institutions in the capital markets of Latin America and the Caribbean.
LatinFinance's Deals of the Year Awards are the pre-eminent marker of excellence in the industry, determined by LatinFinance's editors based on an exhaustive selection process involving examination of data and in-depth feedback and discussions with market participants.
Brazil's state-owned energy company, Petrobras, led the way with awards in three categories, while Mexico and Bank of America Merril Lynch took home two awards each.
For more information about the 2018 Deals of the Year Awards and the winners, visit www.latinfinance.com/dealsoftheyear.
Winning transactions and institutions
LatinFinance congratulates the following winners of its 2018 Deals of the Year Awards. Click a winner name to read more about it.
Bond House of the Year Citi
Corporate High-Grade Bond of the Year Peru LNG
Corporate High-Yield Bond of the Year Tecpetrol
Corporate Issuer of the Year Petrobras
Corporate Liability Management of the Year Petrobras
Cross-Border M&A Deal of the Year Enel Americas
Domestic M&A Deal of the Year InRetail
Equity Follow-On of the Year SQM
Equity House of the Year Goldman Sachs
Financing Innovation of the Year CELSE
Initial Public Offering of the Year PagSeguro
Investment Bank of the Year Bank of America Merril Lynch
Law Firm of the Year: Andes Garrigues
Law Firm of the Year: Argentina Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Law Firm of the Year: Brazil Pinheiro Neto
Law Firm of the Year: Latin America Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Law Firm of the Year: Mexico Creel
Local Currency Deal of the Year Province of Buenos Aires
M&A House of the Year Bank of America Merril Lynch
Private Equity Deal of the Year OHL
Quasi-Sovereign Bond of the Year Pemex
Restructuring of the Year Oi
Sovereign Bond of the Year Mexico
Sovereign Issuer of the Year Dominican Republic
Sovereign Liability Management of the Year Mexico
Structured Financing of the Year Energias del Valle de Mexico II
Syndicated Loan of the Year Petrobras
Trade Financing of the Year Suzano Papel e Celulose
LatinFinance's editorial team carried out a comprehensive review of financial markets activities over the prior year's judging period, examining the progress and innovations that took place and identifying the landmark transactions as well as the borrowers, banks and law firms that made them happen.
Awardees were selected by the editors of LatinFinance, taking into account the size, complexity, innovative elements, market significance and execution of each transaction. Each decision followed an extensive consultation process with a range of industry experts.
Deals that took place between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, were eligible.
2019 Deals of the Year nominations
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