The principals have spearheaded tranactions that have often been ground breaking, opened new investor channels, inaugural deals for first time issuers internationally and the result of strong credit & structuring skills, financial innovation and carefully matching clients objectives with investor demand. Below are a sample of Results the principals of Wisteria Court are proud to have successful delivered to our clients.
WC is advising Bwise on raising debt and equity to finance their growth strategy in Ecuador and throughout the region. Bwise is the leading fintech company in Ecuador focused on etop up and mobile payment solutions. Bwise is focused on the bottom of the pyramid and financial inclusion.
WC is advising ETC on raising its initial equity and debt for the construction of towers in Ecuador. ETC is an independent tower development company backed by 1221 Capital Partners. Its sister company BTC is the leading independent tower developer in Brazil.
WC arranged a $40 million 8-year project financing to construct their first refinery & replace expensive local bank debt. WC arranged the financing with development banks. WC acted as Sole Advisor & Placement Agent. Oleana is Ecuador's leading exporter of Palm Oil.
We arranged $30 million of five year senior, unsecured debt at the holding company of Marathon from Bancolombia & Banesco. This represented the first borrowing at the holding company level and the first borrowing from banks outside Ecuador & Peru. The term exceeded what was available locally and reduced funding cost by 50%. Masplay, the owner of Marathon, is the leading wholesaler & retailer of athletic shoes & apparel in Ecuador & Peru. They are a Nike partner company.
We raised $7.5 million of equity for Brazil Tower Company from CAF, the Andean development bank. Brazil Tower Company is an early stage builder/operator of telecommunication towers in Brazil. The company's main shareholders include 1848 Capital from Miami, Fl. and CAF, the Andean development bank.
We structured the first future flow tollroad securitization project bond to be issued cross-border from the Philippines. A brown field project, investors took construction completion risk as well as customer usage risk. We raised $160 million of 12 year high yield debt sold in the international capital markets to refinance existing local debt and provide additional capital to complete the road. Manila Cavite Expressway is a 14 KM road connecting metro Manila with the Province of Cavite.
We advised Grupo Marco on liability management exercise which led to a strategic investment from private equity firm. Grupo Marco is a leading provider of hydraulic, lubricant & cooling solutions to the mining, fishing, port and transportation industries in Chile, Colombia, Peru & Ecuador.
We arranged $20 million of senior, unsecured acquisition financing for Masplay for the acquisition of an outdoor action wear company. We were successful in raising the financing from Chilean banks without the need for standby letters of credit, which most Chilean banks required. Explorer is the brand of Masplay in the outdoor action sport category.
We advised CND on the tender offer & purchase of $205 million of USD bonds from the international capital markets. We achieved a 91% success rate paying 50% of the average tender premium. We were successful in managing and financing the tender when six months earlier a major US bank failed on the transaction. This deal was names by LatinFinance as "The Liability Management Deal of the Year - 2008" Presidente is one of the popular beers originating from the Dominican Republic.
Lead managed the first cross-border convertible bond from Ecuador. Banco del Pichincha is Ecuador's largest privately owned bank.
Advised Tata Realty Initiatives Fund on distribution to global pension, sovereign wealth & endowment funds for its second realty and infrastructure fund. Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited is a a 100% owned subsidiary of Tata Sons. Tata is among the leading companies globally with interests in Telecom, Hospitality & Real Estate, Energy, Steel, Automobiles, Chemicals & consumer products.
We advised Columbus Communications on the first high yield dividend bond issued from the Emerging Markets. We raised $450 million of high yield bonds and paid a dividend equal to 1/3 of the bond. Deal was subsequently reopened for an additional $150 million. Columbus International owns and operates the sub-sea fiber optic network connecting North America to South America and the Caribbean. Columbus is now part of Cable & Wireless.
We advised Bertin on the first bond issue from the Brazilian protein sector which opened the doors for many Brazilian beef companies to follow. We subsequently advised Bertin on a follow up $350 million of 10 year bonds. The first issue was followed by an outbreak of foot and mouth disease which caused a panic with investors. We advised Bertin on the buyback of the bonds which we subsequently placed with new investors in Asia.
We advised the Municipality on their inaugural bond issue of $150 million, representing the first municipal bond issue from the emerging markets.
We advised the company on the first ever cross-border local currency denominated bond issue by a corporate from Brazil. RBS issued BRL 300 million of 10-year BRL linked bonds. Grupo RBS is the leading media company from the south of Brazil.
$450 million bond by Telemovil El Salvador to refinance acquisition financing for Amnet & Navega. tigo is the leading mobile telephony company in El Salvador.
We advised CESP on liability management - enabling them to successfully refinance approximately $ 1 billion of debt via three bond issues, including the first BRL IPCA linked bond issued from Brazil. CESP was rated CCC when we began working with them. CESP was called by IFR magazine as the most successful issuer from Brazil that year.
We arranged the first cross-border securitization of soybean exports from Brazil. The transaction was rated investment grade and placed with the US private placement market.
We advised BNDES on their inaugural LIRA denominated bond issue.
We advised Aracruz on the tender offer and issuance of new bonds to eliminate the risk of significant tax liability should investors exercise their put options. We successfully structured the simulataneous exercise of Aracruz's call option and restructuring of the existing bond to a new maturity date which enabled the elimination of many potential tax liabilities. Aracruz was the lowest cost exporter of Eucalyptus pulp from Brazil traded on the NYSE.
We arranged several placements of investment grade rated structured securitization of MT 100s for Unibanco. When Itau and Unibanco merged, we advised the bank on the repurchase of the debt from US insurance companies.
Closed more than USD 3 billion in trade financing for corporations such as Votorantim.
Lead manager on Peso-Linked Bond. Alto Palermo is shopping center holding of IRSA.
Structured $150 million USD 5 year credit linked note - the first credit derivative trade executed in Brazil.
Lead managed the inaugural bond issue for CVRD, one of the largest mining companies in the world. The bond issue was the first corporate bond issue from Brazil following the end of the debt crisis in 1990.
Lead managed the inaugural bond issue for Brazil's leading bank.
Lead managed the inaugural bond issue for this media company.
Lead managed the inaugural bond issue for Suzano, one of Brazil's leading pulp and paper companies.
Exchange offer and new issue $230 million 9.75 2021 bonds for 10.5 2017 bonds. Edenor is Argentine Energy distribution company.
Lead managed the inaugural bond issue for the leading mini-mill steel company from Brazil.