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21 May 2020

EMEA Deals of the Year 2019: The winners enclosure

Proximo judges were looking for the most innovative, market influencing transactions within project financing in 2019. And here are our winners!

EMEA Deals of the Year 2019: The winners enclosure

Last year was dominated by refinancing business, but there were still a good number of outstanding greenfield project financings. And even some of the refinancing’s were far more than vanilla re-pricings and tenor extensions, instead using real structural innovation to meet a borrower’s custom requirement (one deal in Latin America was particularly noteworthy for this).

In the EMEA region we had a very strong shortlist of candidates – so strong that we even gave joint winners for European offshore wind.

How are the EMEA deals chosen?

Only deals that signed or reached financial close in 2019 in Europe, Middle East and Africa, in all sectors (other than traditional real estate) where project financing is used, were eligible for inclusion.

At the heart of how Proximo follows and analyses markets is our Playbook – a user-friendly portal for our data. Driving the Playbook is, a completely transparent and accessible database of transactions and projects submitted by the market, vetted by our journalists and analysts, and open for verification by the people who worked on all the deals within it. is used to allow the market to tell us which deals they think are worthy of consideration, and to vote for those deals after making it onto a shortlist. All of the deals on the shortlist were worthy of recognition, but the following garnered the most votes from both the market and our editorial team combined.

EMEA PPP                                         Liege Tram

EMEA Transport                                Silvertown Tunnel

EMEA Offshore Wind (joint)             Neart Na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm

EMEA Offshore Wind (joint)             Saint-Nazaire Wind

EMEA Water                                      Rabigh 3 IWP

EMEA Communications                   SFR FTTH

EMEA EV Charging                           Allego Electric Vehicles

EMEA Solar                                       DEWA IV CSP

EMEA FLNG                                      Gimi FLNG

EMEA Petrochemicals                      BAPCO

EMEA Mining                                    Guinea Alumina Corporation

EMEA Onshore Wind                       Dumat Al Jandal

Eurasian Oil & Gas                            Amur Gas Processing Plant

EMEA Regional Developer of the Year     Meridiam

Global Developer of the Year                      ACWA

Our heartfelt congratulations to all EMEA winners and our Global Developer of the Year.

The awards for the Americas will take place next week on May 27th at 5:30pm EST, and subsequent to that, Asia-Pacific. 

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