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:
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.
Best Supply Chain Finance Provider – One to Watch
Global Finance 2020
MUFG was recognized for its strategic acquisition of GE Capital’s Trade Payables Services platform, which provides accelerated payments to more than 30,000 suppliers globally. When the remaining GE suppliers are onboarded in the coming year, Maureen Sullivan, Head of Supply Chain Finance at MUFG in the Americas, will lead one of the biggest supply chain finance programs in the business.
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
Bloomberg’s 2019 Clean Energy Finance League Tables
MUFG remains one of the top ten global Lead Arrangers in financing clean-energy and energy-smart technologies in 2019, ranking second in Bloomberg’s Clean Energy Finance League Tables. With $3.4 billion in 45 projects, this is the 10th straight year that MUFG has been in the top two among private sector banks in the ranking, including five years as the top bank in this space. In the Americas, 57% of MUFG’s lending to the power sector was for renewable energy.
Most Powerful Women in Banking: Ranjana Clark and Bita Ardalan
Twenty nineteen was the twelfth 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. 18 among the “Most Powerful Women in Banking.” This is the fifth year she has been recognized by American Banker as a leader of MUFG.
In 2019, Bita Ardalan, Head of U.S. Commercial Banking was recognized as a Woman to Watch. This is Ardalan’s ninth consecutive year in the magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue, this year ranking No. 8 on the “Women to Watch” list.
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.
IJGlobal North America MLA of the Year
Named North America Mandated Lead Arranger of the Year in 2019 by IJGlobal, MUFG was recognized for its commitment to clients in the North America market as a major force in project finance, topping the league tables consistently, and closing market-leading deals in sectors ranging from infrastructure to energy and renewables.
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 $22.5 billion 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)