Corporate and government-sector issuers from New Zealand took massive steps forward in sustainable debt funding in the last quarter of 2021 as a flood of transactions came to market. Issuers tapped the domestic, Australian and euro bond markets for use-of-proceeds funding while the steady flow of sustainability-linked loan facility completions also continued.
KangaNews is proud to announce the winners of the institutional and deal categories in the KangaNews Awards 2021. At the end of another hectic year in the Australian and New Zealand capital markets, KangaNews received votes from hundreds of market participants keen to recognise the achievements of 2021's most outstanding performers.
Mercury NZ and Contact Energy elevated their green-bond programmes by pricing innovative deals in the week ending 12 November. Mercury became the first Kiwi company to issue an Australian dollar use-of-proceeds green bond while Contact priced its first-ever green subordinated transaction.