MUFG is regularly acknowledged for its successes as a global financial institution, corporate citizen, community partner, and employer of choice. At MUFG, we strive to be innovative and responsive to what our clients want. We are honored to be recognized for the work we do. Some of our recent accolades include:
Refinitiv’s 2021 Project Finance International Awards
MUFG has earned the rank of Americas’ Bank of the Year in Refinitiv’s 2021 Project Finance International Awards for the second year in a row, closing more than USD $4.6 billion across 60 deals by the end of Q3. MUFG played a leading role in some of the year’s largest, most difficult and innovative financings in the bank, bond, and Term Loan B markets.
Power Risk & Finances’ 2020 Project Finance Firms and Deals of the Year
Power Risk & Finance (PFR)
MUFG’s Project Finance team earned two top accolades in the 2020 Project Finance Firms and Deals of the Year Awards from Power Risk & Finance: Project Finance Lead Arranger of the Year and Project Bond Arranger of the Year. The winning firms and individuals were selected on the basis of in-depth research interviews with a judging panel comprising 45 senior market participants from across project development, banking, law and investing. In addition to these two honors, MUFG also participated in the following award-winning deals either as a lead arranger, bookrunner, or lender:
- Conventional Power Deal of the Year: CPV Three Rivers
- Renewable Energy Deal of the Year: Bolt Energy
- Transmission Deal of the Year: Western Spirit
- Canadian Deal of the Year: Cascade
- Term Loan B of the Year: Hamilton Projects Acquirer
Bloomberg’s 2021 Clean Energy Finance League Tables
MUFG remains one of the top ten global Lead Arrangers in financing clean-energy and energy-smart technologies in 2021, ranking third in Bloomberg’s Clean Energy Finance League Tables. With $2.9 billion in financing for 58 projects, this is the 12th straight year MUFG has been in the top three among private sector banks in the ranking, including five years as the top bank in this space. In the Americas, 61% of MUFG’s lending to the power sector was for renewable energy.
Most Innovative Securitization Bank of the Year in the U.S.
MUFG was named Most Innovative Securitization Bank of the Year in GlobalCapital’s U.S. Securitization Awards 2020. Our collateralized loan obligation (CLO) team was recognized for its commitment to new ideas, new processes, and educating the market on the applicable margin reset (AMR) method of repricing CLOs.
Best Customer Implementation for Supply Chain Finance
Global Finance 2021
MUFG’s Supply Chain Finance (SCF) team received this award which is granted globally to supply-chain-finance providers who have demonstrated a superior level of capability in providing solutions to clients’ needs. With the coronavirus pandemic increasing clients’ need to preserve cash, our SCF team proposed a cutting-edge solution to a Fortune 200 oil-and-energy client to deliver significant cost savings and better yields for the company's excess cash balances. “We are honored to be acknowledged by Global Finance Magazine, but most of all, we are pleased to be able to help our client use its cash more efficiently,” said Maureen Sullivan, Head of Supply Chain Finance at MUFG. The bank was also recognized as Best Trade Bank in Japan.
Project Finance International (PFI) Americas Bank of the Year 2020
Project Finance International (PFI)
MUFG was recognized as the standout bank in the Americas in 2020, based on its ability to leverage relationships during economic uncertainty to deliver for clients in established sectors and its success in pushing into new, untested sectors. MUFG was the top mandated lead arranger in the region for loan deals, securing a roughly 10% market share with 59 deals totaling more than US$6.14 billion. The bank also built out its project bond offerings, attaining the second spot globally in the league tables.
North America and Overall Americas Bank of the Year 2020
MUFG was named North America and Overall Americas Bank of the Year in the Proximo Deals of the Year 2020 awards. In addition, MUFG financed 13 transactions covering renewable energy, power, and infrastructure that won 2020 Proximo Deal of the Year awards.
Bond House of the Year
Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook 2020
Named Bond House of the Year in PFI Yearbook 2020, MUFG is an industry leader across project bonds in power, natural resources, infrastructure, and renewable energy verticals. The bank was instrumental in providing holistic services for clients through complex financings, including as lead arranger on more than 15 transactions last year.
Notable transactions from 2019 include:
- Bowie Acquisitions $1.325 billion 19 year private placement
- $225 million private placement for La Bufa Wind
- $1.5 billion offering for Cheniere Corpus Christi
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
MUFG was chosen as a member of the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fifth consecutive year. The GEI tracks the financial performance of public companies committed to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation, and transparency. Metrics include internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings. Membership on the index affirms MUFG’s strong commitment to gender equality.
Most Powerful Women in Banking: Ranjana Clark and Bita Ardalan
Twenty nineteen was the twelfth time that Ranjana Clark was named to American Banker’s annual recognition of women in the industry. In this year’s issue, she ranks No. 18 among the “Most Powerful Women in Banking.” This is the fifth year she has been recognized by American Banker as a leader of MUFG.
In 2019, Bita Ardalan, Head of U.S. Commercial Banking was recognized as a Woman to Watch. This is Ardalan’s ninth consecutive year in the magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking” issue, this year ranking No. 8 on the “Women to Watch” list.
IJGlobal North America MLA of the Year
Named North America Mandated Lead Arranger of the Year in 2019 by IJGlobal, MUFG was recognized for its commitment to clients in the North America market as a major force in project finance, topping the league tables consistently, and closing market-leading deals in sectors ranging from infrastructure to energy and renewables.
Project Finance Lead Arranger of the Year
Power Finance & Risk (PFR)
In 2018, MUFG’s Project Finance team added to its sizable list of honors by winning multiple PFR industry awards, including Project Finance Lead Arranger of the Year, Renewables Lead Arranger of the Year, and Conventional Power Lead Arranger of the Year. The team was also recognized for its work as a bookrunner in two noteworthy transactions that earned:
- North America Renewables/Battery Project Finance Deal of the Year and M&A Deal of the Year—for a bridge-to-bond facility in Capital Dynamics’ $1.1 billion acquisition of 8point3 Energy; and
- North America Conventional Power Project Finance Deal of the Year—for a term loan and revolving credit facility as part of the Woodbridge Energy Center’s $545 million refinancing.
North America Investment-Grade Corporate Bond of the Year
International Financing Review (IFR)
MUFG was recognized for its work on AT&T's $22.5 billion seven-tranche bond. MUFG was a lead on the associated bank financing, and then subsequently appointed Active Bookrunner to lead the ensuing $22.5 billion bond sale.
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