The syndicated loan for URALCHEM was recognized as the «Deal of the Year» in 2012 by the magazine Trade Finance. Raiffeisenbank was one of the arrangers of the deal and the documentation agent.
The club loan was structured in December 2012 in the form of classic pre-export financing, secured by future supplies of fertilizers and other export products of the company. The deal had a 5-year tenor and totalled USD 220 million.
The mandated lead arrangers of the syndicated loan were ING Bank N.V., ZAO Raiffeisenbank, Sberbank of Russia (participated in the deal through Sberbank CIB and Sberbank Switzerland A.G.), and VTB Capital plc (participated in the deal through VTB Bank (France) SA). HSBC Bank plc and Rosbank were the lead arrangers of the deal.
Trade Finance is an authoritative publication specializing in international financial markets. The award «Deal of the Year» is given annually to the organizers of the most significant deals in the field of structured and project finance.
ZAO Raiffeisenbank is a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG. Raiffeisenbank ranks 12th among the Russian banks in terms of assets, based on Q1 2013 results (Interfax-CEA). According to the same Interfax-CEA data, ZAO Raiffeisenbank ranked 5th in terms of liabilities of individuals and 10th with regard to consumer lending.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. In CEE, RBI operates an extensive network of subsidiary banks, leasing companies and a range of other specialised financial service providers in 17 markets. RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world’s financial centres and in Asia, the group’s further geographical area of focus. In total, more than 59,000 employees serve some 14.2 million customers through more than 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. Raiffeisen Bank International is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 78.5 per cent of the common stock, the remainder is in free float. RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country’s largest banking group, and serves as the group head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.