And The Winners Of The 2011 Project Finance International Awards Are....

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Thomson Reuters has announced the winners of the Project Finance International (PFI) Awards 2011.

PFI is the leading source of capital markets intelligence for the energy and infrastructure markets and the PFI Awards represent the key industry benchmark for those involved in the financing of projects around the world.

Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ was named the Global Bank of the Year. At a time when the activity of many banks was constrained by the Eurozone crisis, Mitsubishi UFJ upped its involvement in the project finance sector to become a key player in the energy and infrastructure funding markets.

The Japanese export credit agency JBIC was honoured too as Global Multilateral of the Year - its vital role in supporting projects around the world undiminished this year by the tragic events at home in Japan in March.

Blackstone was nominated as Global Financial Sponsor of the Year for its activities in the energy and natural energy sphere – specifically Kosmos in Ghana, Meerwind in Germany and Moser Baer in India. Gulf based ACWA Power won Global Sponsor of the Year for funding the world’s largest independent gas fired power in Saudi Arabia and its purchase of more than half the power capacity of Jordan.

HSBC won Global Adviser of Year, private equity groups F2i and Axa won M&A Deal of the Year for their Fenice financing in Italy and Milbank Tweed won Global Law Firm of the Year.

Rod Morrison, editor of Project Finance International, said: 'This year has been a challenge for those involved in funding major capital expenditure schemes and 2012 promises to be the same. But the deals named in the PFI Awards 2011 show that these challenges can be successfully meet - to the benefit of improvements in the world’s energy and infrastructure stock'.

Full list of winners

Global

Bank of the Year: Mitsubishi UFJ

Adviser of the Year: HSBC

Multilateral of the Year: JBIC

Sponsor of the Year: ACWA Power Financial

Sponsor of the Year: Blackstone

M&A Deal of the Year: Fenice

Law Firm of the Year: Milbank Tweed

Americas

Bank of the Year: WestLB

Deal of the Year: PR-22 and PR-5

Bond Deal of the Year: CHUM

Power Deal of the Year: CPV Sentinel

Renewables Deal of ther Year: SdB

Oil & Gas Deal of the Year: OSX-2

Transport Deal of the Year: Embraport

Mining Deal of the Year: Caserones

Asia-Pacific

Bank of the Year: Standard Chartered

Power Deal of the Year: Mong Duong 2

Bond Deal of the Year: Manjung Island

Renewable Deal of the Year: Macarthur

Petrochemical Deal of the Year: Jurong

PPP Deal of the Year: Adelaide Hospital

Infrastructure Deal of the Year: Wiggins

Indian Deal of the Year: Sasan

Europe

Bank of the Year: Unicredit

Rail Deal of the Year: Tours Bordeaux

Renewable Deal of the Year: Terna/Rete

Wind Deal of the Year: Global Tech One

Gas Deal of the Year: Yuzhno-Russkoye

PPP Deal of the Year: Ecotax

Transport Deal: London Gateway

Petrochemical Deal of the Year: RusVinyl

Middle East and Africa

Bank of the Year: Samba

Infrastructure Deal of the Year: Muharraq

Oil & Gas Deal of the Year: Barzan

Power Deal of the Year: Sur

Turkish Deal of the Year: Gebze CCGT

Mining Deal of the Year: Kwale

African O&G Deal of the Year: Kosmos

Renewables Deal of the Year: Addax Bio

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