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Bank ABC, HSBC and NBAD close a US$200 Million Syndicated Term Loan Facility for Banco ABC Brasil

Banco ABC Brasil S.A. (Banco ABC Brasil), acting thorough its Cayman Islands Branch, has successfully closed a US$200 million Syndicated Term Loan Facility.

The Facility was signed on 18 August 2015 and was arranged by Bank ABC, HSBC Securities (HSBC) and National Bank of Abu Dhabi PJSC (NBAD), the Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners.

The Facility was initially launched for US$150 million and following a significant oversubscription Banco ABC Brasil decided to upsize the Facility. The Facility has a tenor of 2 years and will be used by Banco ABC Brasil for general corporate purposes.

Bank ABC, HSBC and NBAD also acted as the Joint Coordinators for the Facility, with NBAD acting as the Agent.

Borrower Information

Banco ABC Brasil a subsidiary of Bank ABC (incorporated as Arab Banking Corporation B.S.C.), strongly focuses on providing loans and structured products to midsized and large companies. Its strategy is based on growing the profitability per client in the corporate segment through increasing cross-selling of products as well as growing the number of clients in the midsized business segment. The main products Banco ABC Brasil offers are loans denominated in BRL and foreign currencies, trade finance, underwriting and structuring advisory services for capital markets transactions, BNDES on lending transactions, M&A transactions and treasury products. Banco ABC Brasil has a large portfolio of products, agile decision-making and deep expertise in credit analysis, which has enabled him earn consistent results, with loss ratios notably low. It is one of the only Brazilian banks with international control and local autonomy. The Bank has built over the last 25 years a solid customer base, offering financial products with higher added value and tailored to specific needs.

The Controlling Shareholder

Bank ABC is an international bank founded in 1980 headquartered in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. Its network of operations across 17 countries covers the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, Americas and Asia. Specialized in offering financial products and services Trade Finance, Treasury, Structured Finance, Syndicated Loans, Corporate & Institutional Banking and Islamic Finance, Bank ABC is also expanding its retail network in the Middle East and North Africa.


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