Commodity Finance

Commodity finance comprises two key products. The first is commodity-linked loans in the agriculture, oil and gas and mining industries where the lender has the future production or reserves of the commodity as security. These types of deal can be reserves-based loans, pre-export facilities, prepayment facilities, or even streaming, royalty-based loans and factoring. The second are very large unsecured term loan and revolving credit facilities provided annually by commercial banks to the major commodity trading houses and producers – Glencore, Gunvor, Trafigura, Vitol, ADM, Bunge and Castleton for example. These loans, effectively working capital facilities, also enable the major traders to provide loans to commodity producers that lack liquidity, thus ensuring security of commodity supplies and additional profits from that lending due to the arbitrage between the cost of debt for the major traders and what they can on-lend at.

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Sullivan: Are trade finance assets safe or inherently risky?
Sullivan: Are trade finance assets safe or inherently risky?
Aife Howse
2 December 2021

Partner Geoffrey Wynne and senior knowledge development lawyer Jaqueline Cook present Sullivan's November seminar, addressing the question: Can you make your trade finance transactions more secure with or without security?

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Trafigura buys majority stake in power trading platform Energy Renaissance
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2 December 2021

AFEX launches $100m Food Security Fund
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CNPC JV completes 1st green trade finance in Europe
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1 December 2021

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Pan African Resources secures reduced rates on debt facilities
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Quinbrook acquires Habitat Energy
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Global trade system comes under greater scrutiny
Global trade system comes under greater scrutiny
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1 December 2021

With widespread disruptions in the trade supply chain and a growing trade finance gap, particularly impacting smaller businesses, a recently released report calls for systemic modernisation of global trade finance and lays down a roadmap for radical change

Obsidian Energy increases RCF to $260m
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Hochschild agrees C$135m deal to buy Amarillo Gold
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Glencore hires Morgan Stanley’s Bates as commodity strategist
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Activist Bluebell asks Glencore to separate Its coal mines
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EC approves Bulgartransgaz' role in Greek LNG terminal project
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Standard Lithium receives $100m Koch investment
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Noreco CEO David Cook resigns
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Bunge to acquire minority stake in Brazil's Pantanal Agricola
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Metro Mining expands and extends bauxite deal with Xiangsen Aluminium
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Sheffield sells Eneabba to Image in A$24m deal
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Keystone XL developer TC Energy seeks $15bn compensation
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Reliance, Aramco call off $15bn deal amid valuation differences
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China Gas, Vitol create LNG supply JV
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Langh Ship orders 3 LNG-fuelled vessels
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