Since establishing its project and structured finance business in the early 1990s, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation ("SMBC") has developed into one of the world's leading international project and structured finance institutions having successfully financed numerous projects across Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America and Latin America.
Indeed, SMBC is the only bank to have won the internationally recognised Global Project Finance Bank of the Year Award from Project Finance International (published by Thomson Reuters) on 3 occasions (2008, 2012 and 2014).
The bank not only provides a wide range of debt products (e.g. term loans, equity bridge loans, working capital facilities etc) but also provides financial advisory services to our clients.
Since its inception, SMBC's project and structured finance business has grown tremendously in terms of both staff numbers and countries covered. In addition, the bank has broadened its coverage and is now active across a wide range of sectors including Power (thermal and renewables), Infrastructure (water, roads, ports, rail, airports) Oil & Gas (Offshore, Upstrea,, LNG, PetChem etc) as well as Mining & Metals.
SMBC has one of the largest teams in the Asia Pacific region. The Project & Structured Finance team consists of over 120 project, structured, ECA and leveraged finance professionals across both the marketing and credit functions (as of December 2014)based out of SMBC’s various regional offices, including offices in Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta and New Delhi.
The Asia Pacific Project & Structured Finance team covers a wide range of key sectors utilizing industry expertise and specialized dedicated teams to provide a wide range of products and services including Project Finance, ECA Finance, LBO/MBO Finance and Aircraft Finance.
The Asia Pacific team cooperates with its American and European Project and Structured Finance counterparts to provide seamless coverage to our clients via a network of over 320 professionals covering five continents.
The Project & Structured Finance team in Asia Pacific provides clients with a one-stop service covering, inter alia:
Additionally, the Asia Pacific team works with the wider SMBC Group to provide a full range of ancillary services for its clients including interest rate hedging, foreign exchange hedging, commodity hedging and M&A advisory services as well as various account and cash management services.
As demonstrated by our strong track record, the Project & Structured Finance Asia Pacific team has considerable experience across a wide variety of industry sectors including:
SMBC provides a wide range of lending and advisory services to its clients across three main industrial groupings (Power & Infrastructure, Oil & Gas and Mining & Metals).
The Power & Infrastructure team has played senior roles in a wide variety of griound breaking power and infrastructure transactions throughout the Asia Pacific region and is highly regarded for its ability to finance and structure complex transactions.
The Oil & Gas team is not only comprised of finance specialists but also has access to a senior petroleum engineer who helps the team to offer holistic RBL solutions.
Indeed, the team has successfully arranged financing for upstream and downstream oil & gas projects, as well as taken part in a number of key financial advisory projects throughout the region. SMBC also has a dedicated Mining & Metals team including industry specialists (geologists and mining engineers), based in Sydney.
As one of the leading mining finance banks, SMBC has shown first class expertise and solid track record in advising and arranging financing for mining & metals deals.