IJGlobal Awards 2018 – The Americas

Hot foot from three days of conference in Miami, Team IJGlobal took over New York’s Mandarin Oriental to celebrate deals and roles played on transactions that reached financial close across The Americas in the 2018 calendar year.

The night was hosted by IJGlobal editorial director Angus Leslie Melville along with Americas editor Ila Patel and New York-based LatAm senior reporter Juliana Ennes.

The event was sponsored by:

  • Wilmington Trust
  • Mayer Brown

The IJGlobal editorial team was joined on stage at times by Wilmington managing director Doug Lavelle and Paul Astolfi, partner and co-head of Mayer Brown’ global projects group.

And the crowded midtown venue rose to the occasion as the achievements of 2018 were celebrated in style.

One of the crowning points of the evening was the presentation of one of IJGlobal’s international awards… Global MLA for 2018 – which was awarded to:

  • MUFG Bank

These awards are especially important as they are decided by aggregating scores from across all four regional judging panels and cross-referencing those findings with IJGlobal’s 2018 league tables.

To win an award in the global category, competitors must have been notably active in the previous calendar year and highly rated by industry experts across the world.

One other such award was presented earlier this week – SMBC for Global Financial Advisory – which was handed over at the IJGlobal Dubai Awards Night.

Award winners in the institutional categories for North America are:

  • MLA of the Year – MUFG
  • Fund Manager of the Year – AMP Capital
  • Bond Arranger of the Year – Citigroup
  • Financial Adviser of the Year – Ernst & Young
  • Sponsor of the Year – ACS Infrastructure
  • Legal Adviser of the Year (Private Sector) – Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Legal Adviser of the Year (Public Sector) – Fasken
  • Corporate Trust of the Year – Wilmington Trust
  • Technical Adviser of the Year – Arup
  • Insurance Adviser of the Year – INTECH Risk Management
  • Tax Adviser of the Year – KPMG
  • Model Auditor of the Year – BDO

Award winners in the institutional categories for Latin America are:

  • MLA of the Year – MUFG
  • Bond arranger of the Year – SMBC
  • Sponsor of the Year – Actis
  • Innovation Award – Natixis
  • Financial Adviser of the Year – Astris Finance
  • Legal Adviser of the Year (International) – Clifford Chance
  • Legal Adviser of the Year (Local) – Garrigues

Winners in the North American transaction category are:

Winners in the Latin American transaction category are: