Chirag J. Sanghrajka


Chirag Sanghrajka focuses on project finance and banking (including Islamic finance) transactions in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

Speaking Engagements
  • Releasing Asset Value and Financing the Future - Project Bonds in the Middle East (Dubai, April 2014)
  • Project Bonds: Financing Asia's Next Generation of Energy and Infrastructure Projects (Tokyo, February 2014)
  • Clean Energy Business Council Annual Event - "Are we ready to finance clean energy projects from across generation to efficiency projects?" (Dubai, November 2013)

Mr. Sanghrajka's experience includes representation of:

  • The sponsors in the US$1.4 billion project financing in connection with the Az-Zour North independent power (1500 MW) and water (107 MIGD) plant located in Kuwait - this transaction was named 2013 "Middle East & Africa Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International
  • Norsk Hydro ASA on its US$1.7 billion revolving credit facility
  • A major joint venture enterprise in the metals and mining sector with regards to a €700 million revolving credit facility
  • The joint lead managers in connection with the US$825 million Shuweihat 2 independent power (1500 MW) and water (100 MIGD) plant located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. This transaction was named 2013 "Middle East & Africa Bond Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International
  • The mandated lead arrangers of an estimated US$400 million project financing of a polysilicon production plant in Saudi Arabia
  • UniCredit, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, DenizBank and Siemens Bank in connection with the €250 million limited recourse financing provided to an SPV set up by TAV Airports for the construction, operation and maintenance of the new domestic terminal at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport 
  • The international sponsor of a mining project in Africa
  • Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC, Emirates NBD Capital Limited, Noor Islamic Bank PJSC and Standard Chartered Bank as lead arrangers in connection with the refinancing by DIFC Investments LLC of its existing US$1.25 billion sukuk
  • DnB NOR Bank ASA and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank as lead arrangers and agents in connection with the US$1.8 billion financing of four ultra deep-water drill ships owned by subsidiaries of Pacific Drilling Limited
  • Garanti Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Isbank, Vakifbank, TSKB, and Deniz Bank, in respect of senior term loans of US$650 million, a junior term loan of US$50 million and a performance bond facility of US$108 million, to finance the privatisation of IDO, the world's largest municipal ferry operator, in Istanbul, Turkey. This deal was named "European Transport Privatisation Deal of the Year 2011" by Project Finance Magazine
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