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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, Marine Money and TXF as well as Proximo and The Asset. These awards are independent proof of KfW IPEX-Bank's performance in structuring complex financing transactions in global comparison.


Successful awards season 2021/2022

In the 2021/2022 awards season, KfW IPEX-Bank again figured among the winners, receiving 26 awards overall.

Examples of our award-winning financings in 2021/2022

fiber optic cable

Europe Telecoms Deal of the Year: Unsere Grüne Glasfaser (UGG), Germany

The FTTH (Fibre to the Home) network expansion financed by KfW IPEX-Bank was chosen by IJGlobal as Europe's "Telecoms Deal of the Year". KfW IPEX-Bank was part of a consortium consisting of eight additional international banks which provided a total of EUR 1.65 billion in debt capital. The laying of some 50,000 km of fibre optic cable in rural and semi-rural areas will help Germany reach its goal of providing gigabit-ready, converged infrastructure throughout the country by the year 2025.

sketch of waste-to-energy project in Dubai

Middle East Deal of the Year: Warsan Waste-to-Energy Plant, Dubai

The renowned industry journal TXF selected the debt financing provided by KfW IPEX-Bank, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and six other commercial banks in the amount of USD 900 million as its "Middle East Deal of the Year". Dubai Waste Management Company is using the funds to develop, build and operate a waste incineration plant. Upon completion in 2024 the plant will handle up to 1.9 million tonnes of municipal waste each year to generate 200 MW of electricity. The Warsan waste incineration plant will have the capacity to process nearly half of the city's annual volume of waste per year.

wind mills offshore

Offshore Wind Deal of the Year: Courseulles-sur-Mer, France

The offshore wind farm Calvados (Courseulles-sur-Mer) was recognised as Europe's best Offshore Wind Deal by the magazine Project Finance International (PFI). Together with French and other global banks including the European Investment Bank (EIB), KfW IPEX-Bank participated in a financing package worth EUR 2.14 billion for the offshore wind farm near the northern French town of Courseulles-sur-Mer. Once the 448 MW wind farm starts operating in 2024 it will provide some 630,000 households - over 90% of the population of the French department of Calvados - with power every year.

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.