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50 Biggest Public Deals


No Transactions Value Legal counsels
1 Drafting, negotiation, and execution of the Production Sharing Agreement for hydrocarbons to be recovered within the Oles'ka block between the State of Ukraine, Chevron Ukraine B.V. and NadraOles'ka LLC. $ 10 billion* Clifford Chance (represented Chevron), Аsters (represented NadraOles'ka LLC), Antika  (represented NAK Nadra Ukrayny)
2 Financing to Independent Petroleum Company for the establishment of a joint venture with Alliance Group $ 3,9 billion Sayenko Kharenko (represented the lender), White & Case (represented Independent Petroleum Company )
3 Two-year 5% Eurobond issue by VTB Capital $ 3 billion Lavrynovych & Partners (represented the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine), Sayenko Kharenko (represented the lead manager)
4 Capital increase of Raiffeisen Bank International AG (“RBI”)** $ 2,78 billion Sayenko Kharenko (represented Deutsche Bank, Raiffeisen Centrobank  and UBS)
5 Innovative shelter  facilities  construction on the territory of the State Specialized Enterprise (SSE) Chernobyl  Nuclear Power Plant $ 2 billion Integrites (represented Novarka)
6 1,844 %  Eurobond issue due 2019 by the State of Ukraine $ 1 billion White & Case, Lavrynovych & Partners (represented the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine), Sayenko Kharenko (represented JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley)
7 Vienna Stock Exchange-listed UNIQA Insurance Group AG on its USD 960 million rights offering** $ 960 million Schoenherr (represented UNIQA Insurance Group AG)
8 Macro-financial assistance to Ukraine from the side of  European Union $ 610 million Vasil Kisil & Partners (represented The European Comission)
9 Sale by International Group BNP Paribas 100%  authorized capital of K-Kollect* $ 600 million* Sayenko Kharenko (represented the seller)
10 Macro-financial assistance to Ukraine from the side of  European Union $ 500 million Vasil Kisil & Partners (represented The European Comission)
11 Pre-export financing for Kernel Group, Ukraine’s leading agribusiness. The lenders provided a secured revolving facility of up to USD 400 million which is secured by the assignment of export receivables and pledge of commodities and guarantees from Kernel’s key trading and operational companies. $ 400 million CMS Cameron McKenna (represented INGBank N.V., and  UniCredit Bank AG)
12 Loans for construction granted by BTA Bank $ 400 million Ilyashev & Partners, Hogan Lovells (represented BTA Bank (Kazakhstan)
13 Ferrexpo AG pre-export financing due 2018 $ 350 million Avellum Partners, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (represented Ferrexpo AG)
14 Acquisition by Ring International Holding AG 73,12 %  of shares of  Helios Group EUR 250 million CMS Cameron McKenna and  Brandl & Talos (represented Ring International Holding AG.), Schоеnherr ( represented Helios Group)
15 Increase and extension of the existing syndicated secured revolving credit facility to Creative $ 300 million Dentons (represented  PJSC Ukrsotsbank, VTB Capital plc, Erste Group Bank AG, ING Bank NV, Societe Generale, Amsterdam Trade Bank NV, Credit Europe Bank NV, Intesa Sanpaolo S.P.A.)
16 Acquisition of shares of National Container Company by Global Ports Investments Plc $ 291 million Avellum Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (represented Global Ports Investments Plc)
17 Construction by Seven Hills of business park Aeroport City $ 280 million Gramatskiy & Partners (represented Seven Hills)
18 Opening by the European Investment Bank in connection with its EUR 220 million credit line to State Savings Bank of Ukraine (Oschadbank), purporting to finance Oschadbank’s lending projects to small and medium size enterprises in Ukraine EUR 220 million Baker & McKenzie (represented   European Investment Bank)        
19 Debt restructuring of FSC More $ 260 million Ilyashev & Partners (represented  FSC More)
20 Financing to Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP), a vertically-integrated group of companies and the leading poultry producer in Ukraine, extended by International Finance Corporation (IFC) $ 250 million Asters and Baker Botts (represented International Finance Corporation)
21 Investment project of LLC Brooklyn-Kiev on construction of terminal on plant oils transshipment at Odessa port $ 250 million ANK (represented  LLC Brooklyn-Kiev )
22 Acquisition by PJSC Alfa-Bank (Ukraine) of the Ukrainian assets of the Bank of Cyprus and shares of IKOS Finance EUR 202,5 million Baker & McKenzie (represented PJSC Alfa-Bank (Ukraine), Chadbourne & Parke (represented Bank of Cyprus)
23 Investment project for the construction of poultry farm of AVANGARDCO IPL $ 224 million MORIS GROUP ( represented AVANGARDCO IPL)
24 Repayment of debt problem of the Ukrainian-Russian borrower in favor of Deutsche Bank $ 200 million Ilyashev & Partners, Dechert LLP (represented Deutsche Bank)
25 Purchase by  BTA Bank (Ukraine) of business centers and shopping malls $ 200 million Ilyashev & Partners  (represented BTA Bank (Ukraine)   
26 Acquisition of the controlling stake of Alvogen** by Pamplona Capital Management $ 200 million* Sayenko Kharenko (represented Pamplona Capital Management)
27 Loan to Ukraine by Export Development Canada (EDC) as agent for Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada $ 180 million White & Case, Lavrynovych & Partners (represented  the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine)
28 Secured lending to Concern Galnaftogaz arranged by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) $ 180 million Asters  (represented ЕBRD, IFC and BSTDB)
29 Export finance to UkrLandFarming PLC $ 176,7 million MORIS GROUP (represented UkrLandFarming PLC)
30 Construction by City Capital Group of Garden Bay Resort cottage area $ 170 million Gramatskiy & Partners  (represented City Capital Group)
31 Purchase by Jerste B.V. group of companies, which is a part of Kernel, of 100 % shares in LLC Tweelingen Ukraine that controls about 84% of Druzhba-Nova company of Tweelingen Groep B.V. (Netherlands)
  1. 170 million
MORIS GROUP (represented Tweelingen Groep B.V.)
32 Multipurpose financing to Inter Cars Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., BRE Bank S.A., ING Bank ?l?ski S.A. $ 162 million Dentons (represented Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A., BRE Bank S.A., ING Bank ?l?ski S.A.)
33 Syndicated pre-export facility for Transoil Group arranged by Société Générale $ 155 million Sayenko Kharenko (represented Société Générale)
34 Merger of AgroGeneration with international agricultural group Harmelia $ 151,2 million Gide Loyrette Nouel (represented AgroGeneration)
35 Acquisition of PJSC Platinum Bank (Ukraine) by a group of Ukrainian and foreign investors $ 150 million* Avellum Partners (represented the group of investors), Baker & McKenzie, Sayenko Kharenko (represented PJSC Platinum Bank (Ukraine)
36 Secured loan facility  from Rabobank International to NLMK Belgium Holdings S.A., provided by OJSC NLMK Group ** EUR 120 million Integrites, Watson, Farley & Williams LLP ( represented Rabobank International)
37 Syndicated secured loan facility to Kernel Group arranged by a group of Russian banks  to refinance the acquisition costs and corporate debt $ 140 million Gide Loyrette Nouel (represented a  syndicate of banks)
38 A USD 140 million loan facility by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank andextension for acquisition of a major shopping centre in Kiev, Ukraine $ 140 million CMS Cameron McKenna  (represented Deutsche Pfandbriefbank)
39 Acquisition of JSC Liepajas Metalurgs by  KVV Group, a leading Ukrainian group active in the scrap metal business $ 136 million AstapovLawyers ( represented KVV Group)
40 Syndicated facility for Nibulon provided by EBRD $ 130 million Baker & McKenzie (representedthe European Bank  for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 
41 Support of implementation of AVANGARDCO IPL investment projects  to finance the construction of biogas plants $ 122 million MORIS GROUP ( represented AVANGARDCO IPL)
42 Secured project financing extended by EBRD to a major European developer Multi Veste in Ukraine, for the construction and development of an international quality, inner-city Forum retail centre, located in Lviv, Ukraine $ 120 million Gide Loyrette Nouel (representedthe European Bank  for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 
43 Agreements of Eurobank Ergasias S.A. with entities of the Ukrainian Delta Bank Group, for the disposal of its Ukrainian subsidiary PJSC Universal Bank and the transfer of certain Ukrainian assets EUR 95 million Baker & McKenzie (represented Eurobank Ergasias S.A.)
44 Investment project of Brooklyn-Kyiv LLC on construction of the cargo  handling complex in Odessa Sea Port $ 103,8 million ANK  (represented  Brooklyn-Kyiv LLC)
45 Pre-export loan facility to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group extended by ING Bank N.V. $ 100 million Avellum Partners, Herbert Smith Freehills, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (represented ING Bank N.V.)
46 Loan to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group provided by EBRD $ 100 million Avellum Partners, Squire Sanders and Dempsey LLP ( represented EBRD)
47 New issue of Bank Finance and Credit of 9.25% loan participation notes due 2019, admitted to trading on the Irish Stock Exchange, coupled with the exchange offer and the related consent solicitation for the outstanding USD 95 million 10.5% loan participation notes due 2014 $ 100 million Avellum Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (represented VTB Capital Plc), DLA Piper ( represented Bank Finance and Credit)
48 Construction of the first line of Business Park $ 100 million Gramatskiy & Partners (represented City Capital Group)
49 Financing and management construction of new arenas in Kiev, Odessa, Dnepropetrovsk and Lviv in terms of the preparing for and hostingthe Final European Basketball championship Eurobasket 2015 in Ukraine $ 100 million EСOVIS  Bondar & Bondar Law Bureau (represented United Basketball Investments)
50 Lease of  3 aircrafts from AWAS Group (Ireland) to Ukrainian airlines $ 100 million Vasil Kisil & Partners (represented AWAS Group)

The period of transactions – Q4 2013 and Q1-Q3 2014.
Confidential deals are not included into the table.
* — information is taken from the open sources, ** — global deal.