press release

Dexia - 3rd bank in the world for project finance

Thomson Financial has just published in Project Finance International magazine its league tables of leading banks involved in project finance during 2007.
Dexia appears in 3rd place among bank debt arrangers ("Mandated Lead Arrangers") on a global basis, with a debt volume of more than US$9.2 billion dollars divided over 61 financing arrangements completed last year.
This classification, placing Dexia on the global project finance podium for the first time, is the result of the persistent implementation of a selective strategy since the start of the decade in the sectors of transport, social infrastructure (preferring public-private partnerships or "PPP"), energy and environment (with particular emphasis placed on renewable energies) as well as telecommunication infrastructure.
By region, Dexia is 2nd on the American continent (with targeted involvement in the United States, Canada and Mexico), 4th in the region Europe - Middle East - Africa (where Dexia concentrated its efforts on the European Union and to a lesser extent on the Gulf countries), and 19th in the Asia-Pacific region, where its activities were primarily limited to Australia until 2006.
In 2000, the year preceding the implementation of its specific project finance strategy, Dexia was in 70th place in the world.
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