Among the world Top 10 in infrastructure financing

Thursday, 6 april 2023

Groupe BPCE, with Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking, plays a major role in the infrastructure sector, ranking among the world’s top 10 banks for infrastructure financing. In 2022, numerous operations were recognized as Deal of the Year.

Infrastructure needs increasing by 6% per year 

Today, there are huge infrastructure needs to support the energy and digital transitions, as well as new societal trends. Infrastructure investments are expected to grow by 6% per year over the next five years to deploy renewable energies, new energies such as hydrogen, soft mobility or digital equipment such as fiber or data centers. 

Numerous Deal of the Year awards for successful operations 

Groupe BPCE is one of the Top 10 banks worldwide in infrastructure advisory and financing. Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking (Natixis CIB) was indeed ranked no. 8 global mandated lead arranger in 2022, arranging numerous landmark deals, recognized as Deal of the Year by leading publications such as Refinitiv Project Finance International (PFI), IJ Global and TXF. 

Natixis CIB stood out especially for its ability to support its clients’ energy transition. It was ranked no. 4 worldwide arranger of renewable infrastructure financing. As such, numerous financings arranged by the bank were named Deal of the Year 2022 by PFI, including an Asia Pacific Green Deal of the Year for the first wind and solar photovoltaic network in India; a Deal of the Year for the largest wind farm in Central Asia and a Middle East & Africa Green Deal of the Year for the world’s largest green hydrogen production site, powered entirely by renewable energy.  

IJ Global also recognized Natixis CIB’s involvement in the mining sector by awarding its financing of the acquisition of the Minas de Aguas Tenidas complex in Spain. 

In terms of environmental transition, the financing of electric buses for Colombian operator TransMilenio received the Transport ESG Award Americas at the IJ Global ESG Awards, and in terms of digital transition, the financing of the construction of the Middle East’s first giga-data center was voted Deal of the Year by TXF and earned Natixis CIB the title of Middle East Bank of the Year by PFI. 

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