GTR is pleased to announce that submissions are now open for the GTR Best Deals of 2015.

GTR’s Best Deals highlight excellence in the trade, commodity, supply chain and export finance markets.

The deadline for submissions is January 12, and no further submissions will be considered after this date.

Please email all submissions to Shannon Manders (, editor, GTR.

Those involved in the winning deals are invited to attend GTR’s annual awards dinner held in London in April 2016 (for more details on this event, please contact

The deals will also be published in the March-April 2016 edition of GTR.


Deal submission criteria

We invite institutions to submit a maximum of 3 deals per type of transaction – trade, commodity, supply chain and export (including project) finance. (That’s 12 deals in total, please).

Please note that client permission to disclose deal information must be obtained before submitting.

Deals submitted on a ‘no names’ basis or without loan amounts will be disqualified.

You must provide the following information:

  • Date of signing: the deal must have been closed and reached final signing within 2015 – not a day before or after
  • Type of transaction: deals must have trade, commodity, supply chain or export finance elements. Project finance deals can be submitted but will then be considered and judged on their export content as to their relevance and suitability
  • Borrower
  • Loan amount
  • Tenor
  • Lenders: please list all lenders involved – not just your own institution
  • Law firms involved
  • Insurers/ECAs involved
  • Pricing (if possible)
  • Regions/countries involved in the deal: in most cases this should be emerging markets, not developed ones. It is GTR’s final judgement as to which countries fall into this category
  • Why should your deal win? Please provide at least 200 words outlining what makes your deal better than all the rest. Winning attributes include: large loan amount; length of tenor; number of institutions involved; novel methods of risk mitigation; unique structure; deal closed in face of severe political or economic barriers, etc