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Deals of the Year

Award-winning financings

Structuring complex financings - KfW IPEX-Bank has demonstrated its skill in doing just that. For years this expertise has been independently proven in the form of awards from leading international specialist publications.

International project awards

Every year the leading media of the international financial press present their “Deal of the Year” awards to recognise the outstanding financings of the past year.

We are pleased to have received such accolades from the magazines PFI, IJGlobal, GTR Awards, Inspiratia, Proximo and TXF. These awards are independent proof of KfW IPEX-Bank's performance in structuring complex financing transactions in global comparison.

Successful awards season 2022/2023

In the 2022/2023 awards season, KfW IPEX-Bank again figured among the winners, receiving 20 awards overall.

PFI Project Finance InternationalAmericas Power Deal of the Year               Champlain Hudson Power Express
Europe Fibre Deal of the Year                    Deutsche Glasfaser
Asia Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year         Golden Plains Wind Farm
Europe PPP Deal of the Year     Sotra Connection
IJGlobalTransport - Heavy Rail Ankara Izmir High Speed Rail
PPPCEGeLog PPP, France
Export FinanceRv555 Sotrasambandet, Norway
Renewable Energy - Solar Aquila Clean Energy's €1 billion financing
Refinance - Rolling Stock Railpool Refinance 2022, Germany
Digital InfrastructureVauban's SDFAST - Project Obelix, France
GTR AwardsGTR best Deal of 2022Golden Plains Wind Farm
GTR best Deal of 2022Trafigura LNG
GTR best Deal of 2022Water for all
GTR best Deal of 2022Egypt Green Line electric railway
InspiratiaM&A Deal of the yearOpen Fibre
Digital Infrastructure Deal of the yearGlobal Connect
ProximoEurope Roads Deal of the YearRV.555 Sotra Connection PPP
TXFSocial Infrastructure Deal of the YearDrinking Water Project in Ivory Coast
Rail Transport Deal of the YearMoF Egypt Green Line
Market Innovative ECA-Backed Deal of the YearTrafigura Group

Examples of our award-winning financings in 2022/2023

fiber optic cable

Asia Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year and GTR best deal of 2022: Golden Plains Wind Farm, Australia

Australia's flagship "Golden Plains” wind farm project includes the construction and operation of an onshore wind farm around 130 kilometers west of Melbourne, which supplies renewable energy to 750,000 households. Besides KfW IPEX-Bank, which is contributing around AUD 160 million, other participants are the Australian Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, EKF in Denmark, Japan’s Mizuho Bank and the Bank of China. The total investment volume is AUD 2 billion.

sketch of waste-to-energy project in Dubai

PFI Europe PPP Deal of the Year and IJ Global PPP Deal of the Year: Sotra Connection, Norway

The Sotra Connection road project in Norway is structured as a public-private partnership (PPP) and includes the planning, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the new Sotra Bridge and a total of approx. 40 km of roads with associated bridges, culverts, tunnels and cycle lanes. KfW IPEX-Bank provided a circa NOK 700 (c. EUR 70m) million loan as part of a strong international consortium of lenders also consisting of Bank of China, Caixa Bank, Credit Agricole, DZ BANK, K-EXIM, Korean Development Bank, K-SURE and Santander. The total funding package amounts to NOK 7.8 billion (EUR 790 million).

wind mills offshore

GTR best deal of 2022: Water for all, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire

As part of the government initiative "Water for all", KfW IPEX-Bank, together with the Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK), is financing the construction of 1,000 drinking water boreholes with solar pumps, as well as the construction of drinking water supply plants and water pipelines to supply 189 villages in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. The Ministry of Economy and Finance of Côte d'Ivoire is the borrower. The financing benefits from cover provided by the Swedish Export Credit Agency (EKN), with re-insurance of Atradius Dutch State Business. The financing also benefits from fixed rate Swedish CIRR funding. KfW IPEX-Bank is the Initial Mandated Lead Arranger, Facility Agent and EKN Agent for the financing.

picture of TXF award

KfW IPEX-Bank honoured as a leading worldwide export bank

According to an independent survey by the London-based industry information service Trade & Export Finance (TXF), KfW IPEX-Bank is once again one of the top 3 export finance banks worldwide. The latest TXF Export Finance Industry Survey 2022 ranks KfW IPEX-Bank among the best three banks providing export finance for the sixth year in a row.

Being named "Top Performing Export Finance Bank" is impressive proof of KfW IPEX-Bank's extensive industry, structuring and country know-how and confirms that the bank is successfully pursuing its path of providing clients with long-term support in the best possible way.