ING Americas in the news

News items about activities and deals by ING in the Americas, as well as interesting business events and developments in the market.

Wall Street wellness programs driving sales - May 2017

Most companies want healthier employees to cut insurance costs. ING wants them to increase profit. Read the Bloomberg article.


ING in the Americas wins several deals awards in 2016 - March 2017

In 2016, ING Financial Holdings Corporation in the US won several deal awards: four North American Deal of the Year awards of IJGlobal, one of PFI, and one of Reuters.


An Agricultural Dragon Awakens, AgWeb – January 4, 2017

Dan Lamprecht, head of food, beverage and branded products at ING, discusses how financing can help U.S. food producers meet Chinese protein demand.


ING to Launch Multi-Asset Synthetic Prime Brokerage Platform, HFMWeek – December 5, 2016

ING Capital launches a synthetic prime brokerage platform to provide cross-asset portfolio swap products to global hedge funds.


Bringing Permian Gas to Mexico, Project Finance international – December 2016

ING supporting Mexican pipeline operator Fermaca finance one of the region's largest energy infrastructure deals.


WSJ Property Watch: Sony Owner Gets $570 Million Loan, November 20, 2016

Olayan America, the U.S. investment arm of the international Saudi conglomerate the Olayan Group, closed a $570 million loan secured by the 37-story skyscraper at 550 Madison Ave. ING Capital LLC provided the initial bridge loan and led the refinancing with a group of lenders.


ING Capital finances $570m for acquisition of 550 Madison Avenue

ING Capital LLC has originated a $570 million senior secured bridge loan for Olayan America, the US investment arm of The Olayan Group, to purchase 550 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.


Argentinean CAGSA grows exports to Japan

In order to meet working capital needs, Compañia Argentina de Granos (CAGSA), a major marketer and exporter of grains, soybeans and corn, obtained a USD100m, five-year loan from ING.


ING’s leading global position in oil and gas grows US franchise

On a recent trip, ING’s Management Board Banking and Supervisory Board visited the Freeport Liquefied Natural Gas facility on Quintana Island, Texas, and discussed the changing nature of the US energy business and how the bank is leveraging its leading global position in the oil and gas sector.


ING sponsors 10th Anniversary Latin America Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum

Are you involved in energy and infrastructure projects in the Latin American region? What challenges are you facing? The Forum just kicked off at the Ritz Carlton South Beach in Miami with over 400 senior attendees and over 80 expert speakers.


ING chases "huge opportunities" in the US

ING, once known for its insurance and online banking in the US, is aiming to become a leading commercial lender in the country’s energy, infrastructure and agriculture sectors.


A turbulent trip across the US: storms, oil announcements and Trump(ed)

"This week, an old fashioned US round trip, flying some 21,500 kilometers, took me via New York to Houston and Baton Rouge on to San Francisco, then via Houston and back to Amsterdam via New York."


Back to the USA: it’s all about playing the game

"After the summer break my first business trip was to the US. Apparently I lost my touch of being at airports, and half way through the flight I discovered that I had left my iPad at Schiphol Airport security."


ING's future in U.S. commercial lending tied to energy boom

"What we do is very much focused on our sector knowledge and leveraging our international franchise, and this is where the U.S. comes in," said William Connelly, ING, in a recent interview with ‘American Banker’.


ING US 2014 Best Americas Commodities Finance Deal of the Year (Trade & Export Finance)

ING US has been awarded ‘2014 Best Americas Commodities Finance Deal of the Year’ by Trade & Export Finance for the Biosev deal.


Successfully digging for a Chilean copper deal

ING’s Metals & Mining team in New York recently secured a USD 650m project finance facility for the Minera Antucoya copper mine project in Chile, the largest mining project financing in the Americas for 2013.


Code red for the US?

"Last Sunday, I was waiting at Schiphol airport for my flight to Los Angeles to head off on a one-week trip to the US. Via the west coast to New York City to be precise."


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