Structured and Project Finance

Understanding the power of possibility and making it reality

Structured and Project Finance is a core business for SMBC globally. We have an experienced client-oriented team with a focus on infrastructure financing across multiple sectors. Our track record on a wide range of transactions, consistent market share, and industry recognition backs up our standing as a leader across the globe and throughout the Americas.

It takes depth of knowledge and expertise to be a trusted financial advisor and structure a financing while navigating various risks and technical issues to provide financing solutions to our clients.

Leading team with sector expertise, local knowledge, and global reach

Our initiatives span the Americas in the following sectors:

  • Power: generation, renewables, and transmission
  • Infrastructure: social, toll roads, digital, fiber and telecommunications
  • New Energies and Natural Resources: midstream, renewable fuels, and decarbonization projects

Our clients have the confidence they deserve when working with us and have the most experienced, committed support from a global leader and respected authority in project finance. Our team is well versed with specialized experience across all major infrastructure sectors. We also value continuous learning, constantly evaluating and seeking to understand new infrastructure sectors that are likely to gain momentum in the future.


We have deep market knowledge in advising and lead-arranging landmark project finance transactions. Our clients depend on our expert guidance in navigating their most complex projects.


Our Structured and Project Finance team arranges project bonds on behalf of U.S. and non-U.S. companies and privately places the offerings in the U.S. to institutional investors1. We also underwrite and place U.S. municipal securities especially in connection with infrastructure – related private activity bonds.


Given our commitment to sustainability initiatives, energy transition is a focus as well as hydrogen transactions. Our teams in the Americas are actively committed to doing our part to ensure SMBC Group reaches its global goals.

The world is quickly changing as the tech revolution continues. We understand the significance of the digital infrastructure and the importance of supporting the change in growth. We have demonstrated our leading expertise in digital infrastructure through several large financings in North and Latin America:

  • Financed one of the largest greenfield data centers in the U.S.
  • Financed one of Latin America’s largest data center providers with projects in Chile, Mexico, and Brazil

Sustainability factors into actions

Worldwide, our financial institution is committed to doing our part to support a sustainable society, with the aim to create social value for positive impact to the environment and in our communities. This includes deploying 50 trillion Japanese yen globally in sustainable finance. As a business, we have the expertise to help clients finance projects good for the planet and the people who live here.


More than ready to continue delivering in Latin America

Our team can partner with clients to mobilize capital throughout Latin America as well as provide deep local knowledge. Our hallmark is to provide tailor-made solutions and ensure we understand our clients’ business and provide the solutions they expect from us.


We operate across Latin America but have greater concentrations of specific project types in specific countries. For example:

  • Power and Renewables have an active portfolio in Chile and Mexico
  • Natural Resources (FPSOs) – active in Brazil and Mexico
  • Infrastructure – active in Chile, Peru and Colombia, with the refinancing of some 4G toll roads and financing of the 5G program

Awards and recognition underscore leadership

SMBC Group in the Americas is consistently recognized for our business, sustainability, and being an inclusive workplace. Our people make all of this happen on behalf of our clients and ourselves.
Global Bond House of the Year
Project Finance International
Infrastructure Bank of the Year Latin America
Financial Advisor of the Year

Our services are provided by SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.