SMBC is proud to have been named "Global Bank of the Year 2014" by Thomson Reuters. SMBC is the first bank to have won this award for an unprecedented 3 times (2008, 2012 and 2014) and the award reflects the bank's commitment and leading role in the global project finance sector.
..SMBC is certainly consistent. It topped the Thomson Reuters Project Finance International loan league tables in the first three quarters of 2014 by being top in Asia-Pacific and second in the Americas and Europe, Middle East & Africa.
The bank advised the Japanese sponsors on the Freeport LNG financings this year, the Donggi Senoro deal, the largest LNG deal in Indonesia since 2006.. It is believed to be only the world’s second non-integrated merchant LNG plant.
In EMEA, it was handed an interesting challenge by being the adviser on the petroabigh 2 petrochemical expansion project for Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical.
SMBC has had a strong year. In infrastructure, the bank advised on the Tisur mineral port expansion project financing in Peru.
The bank did the first cross-border structured deal in Myanmar to support the roll-out of telecom towers.
Source: PFI Yearbook 2015