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By Nick Flitterman

Portland Wins PFI Award

Portland Wins PFI Award

The $1.4 billion financing for the Offshore Cape Three Points project, where Portland acted as Financial Advisor to UK Export Finance, has been awarded “2016 African Oil & Gas Deal of the Year” by Project Finance International. The picture shows the UKEF and Portland team at the Awards Dinner at which the award was presented.


From left to right: Oliver Irwin (Milbank), Iain Hackston, Margaret Eyres (UKEF), Joe Shephard (UKEF), Keith O’Donnell, Frauke Bialokoz, Tim Loy (UKEF), David Craig (UKEF), Geoff Knox and Richard Simon-Lewis (UKEF).

By Nick Flitterman

Portland Ranked Top Financial Advisor in 2016

Portland Top of the Charts

The league tables are out, and Portland Advisers has been confirmed by Infrastructure Journal as no.1 Financial Advisor by value in 2016 following a very successful year. This follows the closure of transactions such as Yamal LNG and OCTP, and confirms Portland’s well established position as a leading Financial Advisor in the key infrastructure sectors globally.

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By Nick Flitterman

Yamal LNG signs €200 million JBIC deal

On 15 December 2016 Yamal LNG signed a 15 year loan agreement with the Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). Portland advised JBIC in relation to this financing. The financing is the final piece of the overall $19 billion financing for the Yamal LNG project which also comprises facilities from Chinese and Russian lenders and loans supported by SACE and COFACE. Portland advised China Development Bank, China Eximbank, EXIAR (the Russian export credit agency), SACE, COFACE and JBIC in relation to this ground-breaking financing.

For further information contact Geoff Knox on +44 20 7183 8387 or geoff.knox@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Yamal LNG signs €750 million SACE and COFACE deal

On 12 December 2016 Yamal LNG signed 15 year loan agreements supported by Servivi Assicuratavi del Commercio Esterio (SACE) and Compaignie Francaise d’Assurance pour le Commerce Exterieur (COFACE). Portland advised both SACE and COFACE in relation to these financings. These facilities are in addition to the $12 billion of financing provided by the Export-Import Bank of China and China Development Bank in April 2016, on which Portland also advised.

For further information contact Geoff Knox on +44 20 7183 8387 or geoff.knox@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland on the BBC – Transfer Window spending in focus

Portland on the BBC – Transfer Window spending in focus

Ahead of the closing of the football transfer window on 31 August, the BBC interviewed Portland’s Head of Stadium Finance, Harry Philp on his views of how and why spending patterns have increased in recent times.

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For further information on stadium finance and sports advisory services, contact Harry directly on +44 20 7183 8392 or harry.philp@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland on the BBC – Champions League Final in focus

Portland on the BBC – Champions League Final in focus

Ahead of the Champions League Final, the BBC interviewed Portland’s Head of Stadium Finance, Harry Philp on his views of how financial considerations in football have become the driving force for clubs when prioritising certain competitions over other.

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For further information on stadium finance and sports advisory services, contact Harry directly on +44 20 7183 8392 or harry.philp@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland advises on $12bn project financing for Yamal LNG

Yamal LNG signs $12 billion Chinese loan deal

On 29 April 2016 the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project signed 15 year loan agreements with Export-Import Bank of China and the China Development Bank equivalent to $12 billion.

Portland advised the Chinese banks in relation to this financing.

The project has already secured state loans of 150 billion roubles ($2.3 billion) from Russia’s National Wealth Fund and $4 billion equivalent from Russian lenders Sberbank and Gazprombank.

Yamal LNG is a 16.5 mtpa LNG project located in Western Siberia, owned by Novatek OAO, (50.1%), Total SA (20%), CNPC (20%) and China’s Silk Road Fund (9.9%).

 

For more information, contact Geoff Knox on +44 20 7183 8387 or geoff.knox@portlandadvisers.com

 

By Nick Flitterman

More accolades for Portland’s Seabras-1 Financing

More accolades for Portland’s Seabras-1 Financing

Following the award earlier in the year from Global Trade Review, Portland’s financing of the Seabras-1 cable project was today awarded the  “Perfect 10 ECA Finance Deal of the Year” by the prominent international magazine Trade & Export Finance. This award is given to the world’s best projects in the export credit agency/project finance market.

The Perfect 10 Award is the second award this quarter to recognize Seabras-1 as the first export credit agency-backed project financing of a subsea cable project in the 160-year history of the global telecommunications industry.

For more information, contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7185 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

By Nick Flitterman

European Telecom’s Deal of the Year award for O3b Networks

European Telecom’s Deal of the Year award for O3b Networks

The awards keep on rolling in for financings advised on by the Portland team. This time it’s the O3b Networks financing for its satellite constellation expansion that has been named “European Telecom Deal of the Year” by the Infrastructure Journal at their ceremony in London.

O3b stands for the “other three billion”, a reference to nearly half of the world’s population that is not adequately served with broadband internet access due to the absence of a backbone of super-fast fibre-optic cable connections in many regions. Now successfully operational and meeting both its developmental and economic goals, Portland has guided O3b’s management team through it’s multiple financings and various stages of growth and is delighted to have played its part in what has become the fastest growing satellite company in the sector.

For further information, contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7183 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

 

 

By Nick Flitterman

Portland’s Seabras-1 financing named “Best Deal of 2015”

Portland’s Seabras-1 financing named “Best deal of 2015”

Following the achievement of Financial Close late in 2015, the landmark nature of the transaction has now been recognised as the Seabras-1 cable project was awarded “Best Deal of 2015” by Global Trade Review. Seabras-1 is the first Export Credit Agency-backed project financing of a subsea cable project in the history of the global telecommunications industry.

For further information, contact Nick Flitterman on +44 20 7183 8385 or nick.flitterman@portlandadvisers.com

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Portland Ranked Top Financial Advisor in 2016
Portland on the BBC – Transfer Window spending in focus
Portland on the BBC – Champions League Final in focus
Portland advises on $12bn project financing for Yamal LNG
More accolades for Portland’s Seabras-1 Financing
European Telecom’s Deal of the Year award for O3b Networks
Portland’s Seabras-1 financing named “Best Deal of 2015”