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:
Airline Economics 40 Under 40 Class of 2023
Aqmar Chowdhury, Director for Aviation Finance Origination in the Americas, was named by Aviation News as a distinguished member of the “Airline Economics 40 under 40 Class of 2023.” Recipients of this award are being recognized for their notable contributions to the aviation finance industry and their commitment to serving their clients with innovative solutions.
North America Project Finance House of the Year and North America Deal of the Year – 2023
MUFG was named North America Project Finance House of the Year by The Asset Triple A Sustainable Infrastructure Awards for completing a large number of high-profile sustainable projects in the region.
We were also recognized as North America Deal of the Year for our leading role in financing the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) transaction. The project’s goal is to transmit clean energy supplied by Hydro Quebec to provide 20% of Manhattan’s energy demand and will be a major contributor to New York City’s journey to net zero.
Deal of the Year – 2022
MUFG won Deal of the Year five times in the AirFinance Journal (AFJ) Awards 2022. The AFJ Awards recognize excellence among market participants on deals across the airline, lessor, and original equipment manufacturer financings in all regions around the world. Below are the five transactions we won for, with the deal categories listed as well.
- Aeromexico $5.5bn Fleet Restructuring – Airline Restructuring Deal of the Year
- Air France-KLM €2.256bn Share Issuance/€305m Bond Issuance – Equity Deal of the Year
- Altavair/Hawaiian Airlines 10xA330-300P2F Operating Lease & Funding – Cargo Deal of the Year
- Nordic Aviation Capital $6.3bn Restructuring – Overall Deal of the Year
- Sky Leasing $312m Commercial Loan for 12 737 Max8s – Structured Lease Deal of the Year
North American Bank of the Year – 2022
MUFG was named North America Bank of the Year by Proximo. In addition, our bank was recognized as part of the winning deals in the Airport, Social Infrastructure, and Leisure categories for our work on JFK New Terminal 1, the Blackstone American Campus Communities Acquisition, and the CFG Bank Arena.
North American Bond Arranger of the Year – 2022
MUFG was named North American Bond Arranger of the Year for 2022. Our bank played a lead role on 14 noteworthy transactions in the region, including a sole lead role for an AT&T receivables infrastructure transaction for Tillman Networks; a joint lead role for NextEra Energy Transmission Holdings, one of the largest private placements in the market in 2022; an OpCo and HoldCo dual issuance for the Indiana Toll Road; and a joint lead agent and sole structuring agent role for crude oil pipeline Wink to Webster.
In addition, MUFG executed 5 project bonds as a sole lead agent in 2022 and served as a joint lead agent on 4 international project bonds, including infrastructure assets and energy projects.
Mandated Lead Arranger (MLA) of the Year – 2022
MUFG was recognized as North American MLA of the Year for 2022. Our bank provided leadership and certainty of execution to clients on the largest, most difficult, and innovative financings in 2022 amid significant market turbulence in North America.
We put in dominant performance across all debt products and asset categories in project finance for the Americas, taking large and complex mandates among a wave of mega-project financings, including The New Terminal One at JFK, Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), and Venture Global LNG projects.
BloombergNEF 2H 2022 Clean Energy League Table
MUFG topped the BloombergNEF 2H 2022 Clean Energy League Table: We ranked #1 as a Lead Arranger of clean energy financings, having enabled the development and acquisition of renewable assets through scores of transactions exceeding a total amount of $2.8 billion. These transactions took the form of construction loans, acquisition facilities and refinancings as an underwriter and syndicator to other financial institutions.
Global Bank of the Year - 2022
Named Global Bank of the Year for 2022 by PFI, MUFG was recognized for hundreds of project-finance transactions we completed throughout the world. Among them, our Americas team was recognized as a lead on the financing of The New Terminal One at JFK, developed to reimagine the passenger experience at New York's flagship international airport; the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE), a transmission project designed to bring 1.2 gigawatts of hydropower from Canada to New York City; and Venture Global's project financing for the Plaquemines Liquid Natural Gas facility and Gator Express pipeline in Louisiana.
Best Bank-Japan 2022
Global Finance Magazine
Global Finance Magazine has awarded MUFG the Best Bank-Japan 2022 accolade in their annual World’s Best Banks Awards. Winners were selected based on performance over the past year and other criteria including reputation and management excellence. Global Finance’s editorial board made the selections with input from corporate financial executives, analysts and bankers throughout the world.
North American Power List – 2022
A Word About Wind
Beth Waters, Managing Director of Project Finance, was ranked first among the most influential financing bankers—and 14th among the most influential people—in the wind energy sector in North America by A Word About Wind. Throughout her career at MUFG, and as of September 2022, Beth has driven the origination of nearly $40 billion in non-recourse debt to finance more than 33 gigawatts of power assets and 800 miles in energy transmission lines.
Airline Economics 40 Under 40 Class of 2022
Benoist de Vimal, MUFG Regional Head of Aviation in the Americas was recognized by Aviation News as a distinguished member of the “Airline Economics 40 under 40 Class of 2022.” Recipients of this accolade are being recognized for their hard work and innovation in serving their clients.
Most Innovative Companies List – 2022
Asset Based Finance Journal
For the second consecutive year, MUFG has earned the distinction of being included in ABF Journal’s Most Innovative Companies list in 2022, in recognition of our Asset Based Finance (ABF) team. The journal cited the team’s proven ability to adapt to shifting market dynamics—as evidenced by its work in supporting clients during the COVID-19 pandemic—and its dedication to environmental, social and governance principles, both internally and externally.
Lender of the Year – 2022
A Word About Wind
For the third year in a row, MUFG was awarded Lender of the Year by A Word About Wind at the annual Wind Investment Awards for 2022, which recognize best practices in the global onshore and offshore wind industry. This recognition highlights MUFG's strong track record in financing and supporting renewable-energy generation projects across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions.
Sustainable Finance Award for Japan – 2022
Global Finance Magazine
Global Finance magazine has named MUFG a Sustainable Finance Award winner in 2022 for Japan. This country award recognizes our leadership in sustainable finance for placing environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations at the heart of our business model; aligning ourselves with the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD); being a founding signatory of the Japan Impact-Driven Financing Initiative; and setting up sustainability and renewable-energy funds.
North America Bank of the Year 2021
MUFG was named North America Bank of the Year for 2021 by Proximo for achievements in project finance throughout the year. Additionally, MUFG financed six transactions covering renewable energy, power and infrastructure that won the 2021 Proximo Deal of the Year Award.
Best Dynamic Discounting Provider for Supply Chain Finance - 2022
Global Finance Magazine
MUFG’s Supply Chain Finance business continues to earn top honors, with a recent award by Global Finance magazine for “Best Dynamic Discounting Provider” in 2022. This marks the third consecutive year MUFG is recognized by Global Finance for its supply chain offerings, having won “Best Supply Chain Implementation Bank” in 2021 and “Supply Chain Finance Bank to Watch” in 2020. “The award validates our competitive position in the industry,” says Maureen Sullivan, Head of Supply Chain Finance at MUFG. “By having a single platform that can deliver a dynamic discounting solution as part of a broader supply-chain finance program, we are able to help our clients achieve attractive annualized yields while optimizing their working capital.”
Refinitiv’s 2021 Project Finance International Awards
MUFG has earned the rank of Americas’ Bank of the Year in Refinitiv’s 2021 Project Finance International Awards for the second year in a row, closing more than USD $4.6 billion across 60 deals by the end of Q3. MUFG played a leading role in some of the year’s largest, most difficult and innovative financings in the bank, bond, and Term Loan B markets.
Power Risk & Finances’ 2020 Project Finance Firms and Deals of the Year
Power Risk & Finance (PFR)
MUFG’s Project Finance team earned two top accolades in the 2020 Project Finance Firms and Deals of the Year Awards from Power Risk & Finance: Project Finance Lead Arranger of the Year and Project Bond Arranger of the Year. The winning firms and individuals were selected on the basis of in-depth research interviews with a judging panel comprising 45 senior market participants from across project development, banking, law and investing. In addition to these two honors, MUFG also participated in the following award-winning deals either as a lead arranger, bookrunner, or lender:
- Conventional Power Deal of the Year: CPV Three Rivers
- Renewable Energy Deal of the Year: Bolt Energy
- Transmission Deal of the Year: Western Spirit
- Canadian Deal of the Year: Cascade
- Term Loan B of the Year: Hamilton Projects Acquirer
Most Innovative Securitization Bank of the Year in the U.S.
MUFG was named Most Innovative Securitization Bank of the Year in GlobalCapital’s U.S. Securitization Awards 2020. Our collateralized loan obligation (CLO) team was recognized for its commitment to new ideas, new processes, and educating the market on the applicable margin reset (AMR) method of repricing CLOs.
Project Finance International (PFI) Americas Bank of the Year 2020
Project Finance International (PFI)
MUFG was recognized as the standout bank in the Americas in 2020, based on its ability to leverage relationships during economic uncertainty to deliver for clients in established sectors and its success in pushing into new, untested sectors. MUFG was the top mandated lead arranger in the region for loan deals, securing a roughly 10% market share with 59 deals totaling more than US$6.14 billion. The bank also built out its project bond offerings, attaining the second spot globally in the league tables.
Bond House of the Year
Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook 2020
Named Bond House of the Year in PFI Yearbook 2020, MUFG is an industry leader across project bonds in power, natural resources, infrastructure, and renewable energy verticals. The bank was instrumental in providing holistic services for clients through complex financings, including as lead arranger on more than 15 transactions last year.
Notable transactions from 2019 include:
- Bowie Acquisitions $1.325 billion 19 year private placement
- $225 million private placement for La Bufa Wind
- $1.5 billion offering for Cheniere Corpus Christi
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