Starting mainly as a corporate lender to large conglomerates in the region since 1984, the bank has evolved into a multi-faceted operation with emphasis now focused on structured finance since 1995.
Geographically, the Structured Finance department covers the whole of the Asia Pacific Region, west to the Indian sub-continent, north to Japan/Korea/China and south to Australasia. Currently, key countries of concentration are Singapore, Australia and Korea.
Working in close co-operation with the Project Finance team in Paris, the Branch has actively participated in most major Asian project finance transactions since 1995.
The CIC Project Finance team, working across Paris, London, Singapore and Australia, has been involved in excess of 100 transactions worldwide over the past five years across a broad range of industries, including power, utilities and natural resources, infrastructure & telecommunications sectors.
Started in 1997, the Singapore Branch works in close cooperation with the Asset Finance & Securitisation team in Paris to finance aircraft purchases by major Asian airlines.
The Bank offers financing solutions in various structures including mortgage loan, sale and lease-back, securitisation (liquidity lines / back-up facilities) and French tax leases.
Leveraging on the experience and expertise of the Asset Finance & Securitisation team in Paris, the Singapore Branch started ship finance in 2003 in Asia.
The Bank participates in the financing of industrial vessels including containerships, crude tankers, product tankers, bulk vessels, and LNG/LPG vessels. The Bank also structures and arranges French tax lease transactions for Asian shipping companies.
In addition, the Bank also finances the purchase of shipping-related equipment (e.g. containers) and offshore energy assets (e.g. drill ships, FPSO, rigs, seismic vessels).
Leverage & Acquisition Finance
This activity was launched in 2003 in close co-operation with the specialized Leverage & Acquisition Finance in Paris. The Branch is part of a global team with offices in Paris, New York, London and Singapore that co-underwrites and participates in acquisition/LBO financing worldwide. Of particular mention is the landmark Yellow Pages Singapore transaction, the first LBO transaction in Singapore, which the Branch co-arranged.
- Project Finance
- Aircraft Finance
- Ship Finance
- Leverage & Acquisition Finance