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Structured Finance Paris


CIC arranges and structures financing for major airlines and aircraft leasing companies in Asia Pacific. The team in Singapore has in-depth knowledge and expertise in all aspects of aviation financing and works closely with the Asset Finance team in Paris to provide our clients with a wide range of products and services. Our specialties include the following:

  • Secured commercial debt in finance and operating leases
  • French tax leases
  • Secured warehouse facilities
  • Unsecured credit facilities


CIC specialises in the financing of shipping and offshore assets and container boxes, providing senior secured debt, limited and non-resource financing and French tax leases. Leveraging on the experience and global expertise of the Asset Finance & Securitisation team in Paris, the Shipping desk in Singapore started in 2003, covering the Asia Pacific region in key active markets such as Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea and Japan.

CIC participates in the financing of the following industrial vessels and shipping-related equipment:

  • Container ships
  • Product tankers
  • Dry bulk carriers
  • LPG carriers
  • Pure car carriers
  • Container boxes
  • Tank containers

The bank also finances the purchase of offshore energy assets:

  • LNG carriers
  • LNG bunkering vessels
  • Floating Liquefied Natural Gas vessels
  • Wind turbine installation vessels


CIC originates, structures and provides financing solutions for project finance transactions globally. Working in close collaboration with the Project Finance team in Paris, the team in Singapore has been actively involved in major project finance transactions in Asia-Pacific since 1995.

CIC supports large-scale project financing by offering its global financing expertise, capital markets capabilities, and industry sector knowledge. We arrange and participate in tailor-made limited recourse financing structures and offer competitive long-term funding solutions in sectors including:

  • Renewables (wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, etc)
  • Infrastructure (roads, rail, airports, water, etc)
  • Telecommunications (cable, FTTH, towers, etc)



CIC was Mandated Lead Arranger in the A$2 billion Footscray Hospital PPP financing transaction in Melbourne, which was awarded PFI Asia Pacific PPP Deal of the Year in 2021. The project is sponsored by Plenary Group and Sojitz Corporation.



CIC participated in the A$4 billion North East Link PPP financing transaction, which was awarded PFI Asia Pacific Transport Deal of the Year in 2021. The PPP package includes the delivery of twin three-lane 6.5km tunnels under the Yarra River and residential areas in Melbourne. Project is sponsored by Lendlease, DIF, John Laing, Pacific Partnership, GS Engineering & Construction and WeBuild.

Our Projects


CIC is a lender to both WestConnex Stage 1 (M4) and WestConnex Stage 2 (M5) toll roads, which form the larger WestConnex toll road network in Sydney, Australia. CIC is the original lender to WestConnex prior to its acquisition by a consortium led by Transurban. CIC strengthened its commitment to the Project after the acquisition.

Our Projects

Melbourne Airport

Limited recourse financing to the second largest gateway to Australia, funded by debt capital market and bank loans.

Our Projects

Aquasure Desalination Plant

Aquasure Desalination Plant is a seawater desalination plant in Victoria, Australia. Completed in 2012, the Plant is capable of producing 150-GL (gigalitres) of fresh water per year. CIC has been a long-standing client to the Plant since 2009. CIC was recently awarded the IJGLobal Asia-Pacific Refinancing Deal of the Year 2017 for its ongoing support in the financing of the Plant.

Our Projects

Melbourne Metro Tunnel

The Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project, one of the largest transport infrastructure projects undertaken in Australia, comprises the construction of two new 9-km rail tunnels through the heart of Melbourne along with five new underground stations. The twin-tunnels will transform Melbourne’s rail network into an international-style metro system, improving connectivity with the central business district (CBD) and key growth areas. CIC was awarded the IJGlobal Asia-Pacific Transport Deal of the Year 2017 and abbr>PFI Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Deal of the Year 2017 for its Mandated Lead Arranger role in the Project.

Our Projects

Singapore Sports Hub

Singapore Sports Hub is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated precinct with world-class facilities, in addition to being an iconic landmark to the City State. Since commencing operations in June 2014, the Singapore Sports Hub has established itself as the region’s premier destination of choice for sports, entertainment and lifestyle events.

Our Projects

New Waikeria Prison

The 500-bed prison project is structured as an availability-based PPP with no custodial risk. The Project benefits from a long-term concession from New Zealand’s Department of Corrections. Construction on the Project is expected to be completed in 2022.


The Acquisition Finance team in Asia Pacific started in Singapore in 2003 and is part of a dedicated global business line. Today, the Asia Acquisition team has execution capabilities in Singapore and Hong Kong. Benefitting from CIC’s global experience and sound track record, CIC offers strategic and structured financing solutions including leverage buy-out, corporate acquisition, public-to-private, dividend recapitalization & refinancing.

CIC provides competitive event-driven financing and highly structured acquisition financing to corporates that need to finance strategic or bolt-on acquisitions, as well as to financial sponsors planning to acquire a controlling interest in a business. Close ties with our clients and other partner banks enable CIC to offer a wide spectrum of complementary products including receivable financing.


Our team will provide comprehensive financing solutions to meet the needs of your corporation, please use the contact form to get in touch with us to find out more about our services.

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