• Deutsche Bank scoops Corporate Trust Provider of the Year accolades from IJGlobal

July 2020

Deutsche Bank has been named the Corporate Trust Provider of the Year for Europe & Africa and North America by IJGlobal in its 2019 awards

The bank won the awards following judging sessions between the journal’s editorial team and industry experts. “We believe this makes our awards the single most rigorously judged in the infrastructure and energy sector, but more important – this makes them peer reviewed, assessed by senior figures in this industry who understand the roles people play, the deals they work on and the benefits they bring to the table,” said Angus Leslie-Melville, Editorial Director, IJ Global.

“It is a huge achievement for Deutsche Bank to have won the IJGlobal Corporate Trust award for deals closed in the 2019 calendar year in two regions,” he continued. “The judging teams in London and New York separately identified Deutsche as the market leader in the corporate trust space in infrastructure and energy.”

Jose Sicilia, Global Head of Trust & Agency Services, Deutsche Bank Corporate Bank, said: “We are thrilled to have won these awards from this prestigious industry title. Building on the Global Corporate Trust Provider of the Decade award presented to our business from Infrastructure Investor magazine last year, these additional awards highlight how participants and influencers in the industry continue to recognize our expertise and market-leading capabilities across multiple regions.”

Deutsche Bank’s Trust & Agency Services business continues to grow its global portfolio, providing critical debt and agency-related services to infrastructure transactions across multiple sectors and regions. In 2019 the business closed a near record number of deals in North America, representing more than $20 billion of project debt. This includes acting as collateral agent, account bank, inter-creditor agent and securities intermediary for all the project related banking needs for the construction of a 2.7 million square foot rent-a-car parking facility at Newark International Airport in New Jersey.

In EMEA, the team also supported record volumes of infrastructure debt in 2019, which notably included the financing of the 294MW Bjerkreim Cluster of wind farms in Norway. The Deutsche Bank Project Finance Services team acted as financing agent and security agent to facilitate the needs of borrowers and bond investors on the debt raised to finance the farms.