The first securitization sponsored by Mexico Tower Partners included a much-anticipated 5-year bullet repayment date (ARD) and marked the first wireless tower-backed securitization in Mexico. The structure allowed MTP to waive CNBV’s partial dependence requirement, repay the existing credit facility and keep the remaining proceeds from the issuance.
Following its landmark local market securitisation debut – the first of its kind in Latin America, Mexico Tower Partners has proven itself to be both a leader in the country’s telecommunications infrastructure sector and a trailblazer in its financial markets. Bonds & Loans speaks with the company’s Chief Financial Officer Gonzalo Cornejo about how the deal was done and why it’s worth being first to market in a high-growth sector.
The issuers, borrowers and mediators of the most innovative and outstanding debt capital market deals on the continent to be lauded at the prestigious awards ceremony. Winners: Latin America Deals of the Year Awards 2018
The Lazaro Cardenas Port Logistics (LCPL) project’s complex financing structure, including dual bank and bond financings, allowed the borrower to navigate around construction risks and achieve the full 15-year tenor.
Taking advantage of positive investor sentiment, Mexican corporates and the sovereign hit the local and international markets en masse in recent weeks. But with analysts forecasting an increasingly volatile 2018 for Latin America’s second-largest economy, the evolving political environment and NAFTA negotiations are casting a cloud over the pipeline.
The Fed slows rate hikes – AT&T mulls LatAm payTV divestment – Amazon Inc. to build gigantic Mexican distribution warehouse – Mexico quake to trim GDP by 0.1-0.3% - Petrobras completes swap – Temer’s approval ratings at all-time low – Argentina outlook mixed, current account data suggests – Peru lowers policy rate for third time in 2017 – Venezuela running out of fiscal room – Chile MinFin says public spending to grow 3% in 2018
A fortnightly review of Latin America's debt capital markets, covering the latest loan and bond deals, rating actions, policy and credit market developments... NAFTA negotiations refocus on labour costs – Uncertainty around Mexico’s CAT bonds following quake – Mexico gets growth forecast lift – Brazil introduces secured lending, covered bond reforms – Argentina to boost borrowing from concessional lenders in 2018 – Uruguay VP resigns ahead of fund misuse investigation – Peru plans to issue USD6bn in 2018 – Chile’s economic team resigns – Panama’s Banistmo issues fresh Eurobonds
Mexican water products manufacturer Grupo Rotoplas saw tight pricing on the company’s – and the Latin American market’s – first sustainability bond to date, a very strong debut made more impressive by the fact that it was launched amidst one of the weakest primary markets Mexico has ever experienced.
Non-resident EM inflows flatline in August – Middle East bond market to see USD20bn of new supply in 2017 – Oman replaces CBO governor – Ecobank subsidiary secures USD250mn 5-year loan – Brazil looks ready to cut rates – Mexico City airport in market for USD2bn – CDB looks to raise CNY5bn in green bonds – ArcelorMittal Ukrainian subsidiary in loan talks with EBRD
Mexico’s economy has been on a rollercoaster ride over the past year. It saw budding progress from the reforms of the previous three years emerge early on, only to be bashed and beaten from all sides by the bearish sentiment around emerging markets stemming from the rise of Donald Trump. In recent months, however, economists have observed, with much relief, that the economy is beginning to recover and its currency stabilise, as many of the initial threats now look unlikely to manifest.
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11 Apr 2018