We are very pleased to announce that once again Astris has been named Financial Advisor of the Year for Latin America, an award granted by IJ Global and selected by a panel of industry participants and experts. Astris Finance had been nominated together with SMBC, Santander, Macquarie Capital and Itau. The award was announced on March 15, 2018 at the Deal of the Year Award dinner in New York City. In the same award ceremony, the Celeo Redes bond financing, for which Astris served as financial advisor to the Sponsor, was also named Latin America Refinancing Deal of the Year.
The award caps an exciting year for Astris in Latin America, with seven deals closed and three bids won for major infrastructure projects across a variety of markets -- Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Panama and Brazil -- and a variety of sectors -- renewable energy, toll roads, ports, transmission lines and conventional energy.
In his remarks upon receiving the award, Astris Chief Executive Officer Fabrice Henry said: “An independent advisory firm like Astris relies on two great assets to build a successful track record: a solid base of outstanding clients with visionary leadership who year after year have been placing their trust in us; and a highly motivated team who never spares their effort and energy to deliver innovative financing solutions for our clients. I sincerely thank both our clients and our team members for making this award happen.”