Partnering with our clients to provide comprehensive project finance solutions

SMBC is recognised as a leader in project finance in the Asia Pacific region, with a depth of experience across a wide range of products and dedicated professionals staffed in locations across Southeast Asia, India, China, East Asia and Australia.

In Asia Pacific, the bank has been actively supporting its clients in providing project financing services since the mid 1990s. Our Singapore offices serves as the regional headquarters for project finance in Asia.

SMBC has consistently received industry recognition for its leading edge services and product knowledge, as evidenced by awards as follows:

Financing Solutions

SMBC offers our clients in the Asia Pacific region a full range of debt financing solutions including the following:

  • Underwriting and lead arranging
  • Term loans
  • Construction and acquisition finance
  • Bridge loans
  • Letters of credit
  • Export credit agency (ECA) and multilateral financing
  • Agency services
  • Project bonds *
  • Credit ratings advice

* Provided by SMBC Nikko Capital Markets

Our dedicated teams offer products and services with a strong focus across these core sectors:

  • Conventional power
  • Renewable energy (including hydroelectric, wind, solar and geothermal projects)
  • Energy and natural resources (including oil and gas, metals, mining, upstream, mid/down stream)
  • Infrastructure (including transportation, social infrastructure and water)
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications, and Healthcare

We are also committed to supporting sustainable financing initiatives and are one of the leading banks in the Asia Pacific region in lending to green and renewable projects.

Financial Advisory

SMBC has an unmatched track record in acting as Financial Advisor on projects throughout the Asia Pacific region, with particular focus on the power, infrastructure, energy and natural resources sectors.

Our advisory experience spans countries across this region including Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.

We have extensive experience in supporting our clients through:

  • Working with our clients from inception of the project to financial close
  • Development of state-of-the-art and bespoke financial models
  • Thorough understanding of emerging and developing markets, and the challenges faced by developers, lenders and stakeholders in such markets
  • Good understanding and experience working closely with all key providers of funds including export credit agencies, multilaterals and commercial lenders
  • Combining on-the-ground local knowledge with international best practice
  • Commercial structuring and negotiation of project agreements
  • Mobilizing the most optimal pools of capital to raise long-tenor and large-scale project finance debt