AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Metinvest B.V. on:

  • issuance of USD333 million, 7-year 7.65% notes due in 2027; and
  • cash tender offers on its USD118 million 7.50% senior notes due 2021 (the “2021 bonds”), of which USD115,309,027.07 were then outstanding, and USD944.5 million 7.75% senior notes due 2023, of which USD504,515,000.00 were then outstanding, with a concurrent consent solicitation in respect of the 2021 bonds to include the issuer’s call option.

Deutsche Bank and Natixis served as joint global coordinators and, together with IMI Intesa Sanpaolo and Raiffeisen Bank International, acted as joint bookrunners of the new Eurobond offering and joint dealer managers for the tender offers and consent solicitation.  

AVELLUM’S senior partner Glib Bondar commented: “It was a great honour for us to support our long-standing client Metinvest on their first and very successful post-COVID international capital market transactions. Metinvest and joint bookrunners did a fantastic job mobilizing the right resources to squeeze into a short window of opportunity.”

Metinvest Group is a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies that manages every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. It comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe, and the US, as well as a sales network covering all key global markets.

The AVELLUM team was led by senior partner Glib Bondar with significant support from senior associate Anastasiya Voronova and associates Oleg Krainskyi, Mariana Veremchuk, and Mykola Falko. Partner Vadim Medvedev, senior associate Anton Zaderyholova, and associate Oles Bidnoshyia provided tax support.