Mayer Brown provided legal counsel on two transactions that were named winners by LatinFinance magazine in its 2017 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards. The annual awards honor “the most impressive transactions and institutions in a field critical to the region’s economic progress.” The winning transactions are:
Celeo Redes: Best Bond; Best Power Financing; and Best Infrastructure Financing: Andes
Mayer Brown represented Celeo Redes Operación Chile S.A. in the first portfolio project bond in Chile, in which the company issued $379 million aggregate principal amount of 5.2 percent, dollar-denominated senior secured notes due 2047, as well as approximately $221 million (equivalent) of Chilean currency notes issued in the local market. LatinFinance reported that Celeo Redes became “the first project bond issuer from Chile to simultaneously tap international and local markets,” and noted that the deal could become a model for other transactions in the region. The Mayer Brown team was led by partner Christopher Erckert (New York/Washington DC) with support from partner David Bakst (New York).
Kingston Container Terminal: Best Port Financing
Mayer Brown represented the Port Authority of Jamaica on the commercial and financial closing of the concession and lease of the Kingston Container Terminal, a marine container terminal located in Kingston, Jamaica. LatinFinance reported that “the size of the project, tenor of the loan, the diversity of the lenders and the economic challenges in Jamaica” earned the Kingston Container Terminal the award for Best Port Financing. The Mayer Brown team included Banking & Finance partner George Miller and associate Regan Nunez (both New York) and global Infrastructure partner Joe Seliga, counsel Jeromy Cannon and associate Rachel Smith (all Chicago).
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