Cleary Gottlieb Deals Win Five Awards from International Financing Review

January 15, 2010

Five deals on which Cleary Gottlieb advised during 2009 were named as “Deals of the Year” at the International Financing Review Awards, held in London on January 12. IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication, is one of the world’s leading providers of international capital markets news and analysis, and their annual awards highlight the leading capital markets and financing deals and practitioners of the year. The award-winning deals are:

European Loan of the Year
ArcelorMittal’s $3.25 billion and $2.757 billion forward starts

Latin American Loan of the Year
Grupo Bimbo’s $2.3 billion M&A financing package

Latin American Bond of the Year
Petrobras’ $4 billion dual-tranche

EMEA Equity Issue of the Year
HeidelbergCement’s €4.4 billion offering

EMEA Structured Equity Issue of the Year
ArcelorMittal’s €1.25 billion convertible