SEK is well known for its flexible funding operations and over the years we have won numerous international honors for both our borrowing and lending activities.

Awards for lending operations.

Three transactions in which SEK contributed financing received the Deal of the Year award from Trade Finance Magazine.  All three financing deals were arranged in partnership with EKN (the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board) and other export credit institutions, together with a large number of commercial banks. All three transactions were arranged in 2012, while the awards were presented at the beginning of 2013.

Two of the transactions related to paper pulp projects in Brazil. The Swedish component of the financing package relates to deliveries by Metso to the Suzano Papel e Celulosa pulp mill under construction in the state of Maranhâo.  The second financing transaction concerns the Eldorade Brasil Celulose pulp mill, which is being built in the state of Matto Grosso do Sul.  SEK’s financing covers deliveries from the Swedish parts of Andritz, Metso Paper and Komatsu Forest Indústria e Comércio de Máquinas Florestais.

The third distinction was awarded for the financing of the Surgil project in Uzbekistan.  SEK’s finance relates to deliveries from Siemens in Finspång, Sweden to this major petrochemical project. The Swedish financing amounted to USD 140 million, while the total financing package for the entire project was USD 2.5 billion. 16 financial institutions from Asia and Europe participated in what is one of the largest transactions of its kind in the world.

FUNDING awards 2011-2013

Editor’s Award: Asia Pacific MTN Issuance 2012 Awards, Asia Pacific, 2012.

  • Landmark Deal: ARN’s 2012 Awards, America, by mtn-i.
  • Institutional Performance: Structured Product Distributor of the Year 2012 Awards, Americas, by mtn-i.
  • Landmark Deal CNH200m 2012 Awards, Asia Pacific, 2012.
  • Landmark Deal IDR82bn 2012 Awards, Asia Pacific, 2012.
  • Landmark Deal: Elements 2011 Awards, America, by mtn-i.

Sweden’s Most Powerful Women 2013

"On March 5, 2014 Swedish business magazine Veckans Affärer published its annual list of the 125 most powerful women in business.

Jane Lundgren Ericsson, Vice COO at SEK, was ranked 29

Catrin Fransson, formerly of Swedbank and who takes up her post as President of SEK on April 28, 2014, was ranked 15

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