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Promigas CFO Aquiles Mercado González on Promioriente, Brilla and Expansion

Bonds & Loans speaks with Aquiles Mercado González, Chief Financial Officer at Promigas, on its distribution subsidiary’s hugely successful local market bond transaction, new opportunities for growth, and the company’s innovative non-bank financing programme.

CASE STUDY: MTP Navigates Regulatory Unknowns to Issue Mexico’s First Tower Securitization

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.

Referendum Boost Opens Ecuador to Fiscal Rebalancing

Last summer the investor community lamented the election of Lenin Moreno as Ecuador’s new president, anticipating “more of the same” from ex-leader Rafael Correa’s long-time ally and protégé. In calling for a referendum on term limits, however, Moreno appears to have delivered an unexpected blow to his predecessor’s comeback plans. Now it is time to address the fiscal “elephant in the room”.

Brazil: What did Carnival Reveal? A Recovery, That’s What

Carnival in 2018 was the most festive in recent years. The streets were full and associations connected with tourism celebrated a marked increase in movement. With fear of the recession receding, consumers are gradually materializing their buying intentions once more.

MTP CFO Gonzalo Cornejo on Setting the Pace for Securitisations in Mexico’s Local Market

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.

Latin America Deals of the Year Awards 2018: The Winners

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

HSBC: If Sustainable Finance is to Really Work, Mainstreaming Needs to be the Priority in 2018

If volumes are anything to go by, 2017 was a watershed year for green bonds, with the market seeing more than USD130bn of these securities issued globally. Emerging markets saw their fair share of firsts, including Latin America’s first sustainability bond, and the first green bond in Africa, while China continued to dominate the supply pipeline

CASE STUDY: Renova Crushes USD410mn Loan with One of the Longest Tenors in Corporate Argentina

The IIC, IFC and Rabobank helped Renova, one of the world’s most competitive and highly efficient soy product producers, secure USD410mn financing package to expand capacity, stretch out its debt profile, and reaffirm investors’ interest in Argentina’s corporate credit universe.

Paraguay is the new Star in the Mercosur

I have covered Paraguay since 2004, when I was working for Merrill Lynch. At that time, to open a relationship in Paraguay and get all approvals from compliance was a nightmare. The ROI was amazing, but the headache given by the account was three times greater than any other country in the region, too. Since 2003, however, Paraguay changed a lot.

CASE STUDY: Invenergy Winds Up Uruguayan Market with 20-year Project Bond

Invenergy’s 70-megawatt Campo Palomas wind project, located in the Salto Department of Uruguay, launched an investment-grade USD135.8mn in the US Private Placement Market. Campo Palomas is Invenergy’s first project in Uruguay as it continues to expand its presence in Latin America.

 

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