MUFG is regularly acknowledged for its successes as a global financial institution, corporate citizen, community partner, and employer of choice. At MUFG, we strive to be innovative and responsive to what our clients want. We are honored to be recognized for the work we do. Some of our recent accolades include:
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
MUFG has proudly accepted an invitation from Bloomberg LP to join a global roster of companies composing its inaugural 2018 Gender-Equality Index (GEI).
This reference index measures gender equality across several metrics: internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.
Bloomberg's New Energy Finance League Table
Top Lead Arranger for Clean-Energy and Energy-Smart Technologies’ Financings
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial topped the 2018 Lead Arranger table for the third consecutive year—and seventh time in the past nine years—with 59 projects for a total of $3.94 billion in credits and a market share of 5.78%. Its notable deals included the refinancing of the Galloper Offshore Wind Fund (U.K., $982 million), the acquisition of Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm by Global Infrastructure Partners, LLP (U.K., $252 million), and the refinancing of the Dudgeon East Offshore Wind Farm (U.K., $200 million), which were among the year’s top-10 global renewable deals.
Project Finance International (PFI) Roll of Honor
In 2018, MUFG topped PFI’s Loan League Tables as Top Global Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) for the second consecutive year, Top Global Bookrunner for the second consecutive year, Top Bookrunner in the Americas for the 10th consecutive year, and Top MLA in the Americas for the ninth consecutive year.
Women to Watch: Ranjana Clark and Bita Ardalan
American Banker Magazine
Twenty eighteen was the eleventh time that Ranjana Clark was named to American Banker’s annual recognition of women in the industry. In this year’s issue, she ranks No. 6 among the “Women to Watch.” This is the fourth year she has been recognized by American Banker as a leader of MUFG.
In 2018, Bita Ardalan, Head of U.S. Commercial Banking was recognized as a Woman to Watch. This is Ardalan’s eighth consecutive year in the magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue, this year ranking No. 8 on the “Women to Watch” list.
IJGlobal Deal of the Year Award Winner
As one of the leading sources on project finance structure, policy, pricing, and trends, IJ Global named MUFG Global Bank of the Year, North America Bank of the Year, and Latin America Bank of the Year in 2018.
Project Finance Lead Arranger of the Year
Power Finance & Risk (PFR)
In 2018, MUFG’s Project Finance team added to its sizable list of honors by winning multiple PFR industry awards, including Project Finance Lead Arranger of the Year, Renewables Lead Arranger of the Year, and Conventional Power Lead Arranger of the Year. The team was also recognized for its work as a bookrunner in two noteworthy transactions that earned:
- North America Renewables/Battery Project Finance Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year—for a bridge-to-bond facility in Capital Dynamics’ $1.1 billion acquisition of 8point3 Energy; and
- North America Conventional Power Project Finance Deal of the Year—for a term loan and revolving credit facility as part of the Woodbridge Energy Center’s $545 million refinancing.
Corporate Issuer of the Year
International Financing Review
Becton Dickinson, an American medical company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents, was honored for its navigation of the equity, loan and bond markets in its acquisition of CR Bard. MUFG was recognized for acting as lead on the healthcare giant’s $9.675 billion bond transaction and the $4.95 billion “double barrel” offering of common stock and mandatory convertibles.
North America Investment-Grade Corporate Bond of the Year
International Financing Review (IFR)
MUFG was recognized for its work on AT&T's $22.5bn seven-tranche bond. MUFG was a lead on the associated bank financing, and then subsequently appointed Active Bookrunner to lead the ensuing $22.5 billion bond sale.
Best Commodity Finance Bank in North America
In 2017, and for the second consecutive year, MUFG was selected as the Best Commodity Finance Bank in North America by Trade Finance magazine. MUFG also captured two Trade Finance 2017 Deal of the Year honors for the Americas region in recognition of the following transactions:
- The KECA-backed Loan for Lotte Chemical Corporation USA (U.S., $1.59 billion); and
- The Enercon Niagara 230-megawatt wind farm (Canada, $616.5 million)