Singapore, 2 October 2017 - Trafigura Pte Ltd (“Trafigura”), a market leader in the global commodities industry, announced the closure of its new Syndicated Revolving Credit Facility (“RCF”) and Term Loan Facilities (“TLF”) (the “Facilities”) at USD1.99 billion-equivalent today. The Facilities were oversubscribed and upsized from their initial launch amount of USD1.50 billion-equivalent. The transaction was strongly supported by the banking community with a total of 27 banks participating in the Facilities.
The new Facilities comprise a 365-day USD-denominated revolving credit facility (USD1,175 million), a three year USD term loan facility (USD435 million), as well as a Renminbi (CNH) denominated one year tranche (USD380 million). The new Facilities will refinance the maturing three year tranche from 2014 and the maturing one year RCF and one year CNH tranches from 2016. The Facilities will be used for general corporate purposes.
Christophe Salmon, Chief Financial Officer for Trafigura Group said “Trafigura has once again successfully demonstrated the wide appeal that our name can command in the Asian syndicated loan market as reflected by the considerable oversubscription level of this flagship financing. We are extremely pleased with the strong and renewed support we received from the banking community. Such support has enabled the Company to grow its leading competitive position in Asia and elsewhere in the world. Moreover this is the fifth consecutive year that we presented a CNH tranche to the syndicated bank loan market and the success of its subscription has confirmed Trafigura’s front-rank position among commodity traders in the offshore Renminbi centres.”
Trafigura mandated Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (“ANZ”), DBS Bank Ltd. (“DBS”), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, London branch (“ICBC”), National Bank of Abu Dhabi P.J.S.C., Singapore Branch (“NBAD”) and United Overseas Bank Limited (“UOB”) as the Original Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners. Five Mandated Lead Arrangers and eleven financial institutions joined as well the USD Facilities during syndication.
CTBC Bank Co., Ltd. (“CTBC”) and ICBC were the active Bookrunners (“CNH Active Bookrunners”) in connection with the CNH syndication of the Facilities. In addition, two CNH Mandated Lead Arranger and four financial institutions joined the CNH tranche of the Facilities during syndication.
Banks involved in the Facilities
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Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. Trafigura sources, stores, transports and delivers a range of raw materials (including oil and refined products and metals and minerals) to clients around the world. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets, including 49.6 percent owned global oil products storage and distribution company Puma Energy; global terminals, warehousing and logistics operator Impala Terminals; Trafigura's Mining Group; 50 percent owned DT Group which specialises in logistics and trading; and Galena Asset Management. The Company is owned by around 600 of its 4,100 employees who work in 61 offices in 36 countries around the world. Trafigura has achieved substantial growth over recent years, growing revenue from USD12 billion in 2003 to USD98.1 billion in 2016. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade.