Asters advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch, The Royal Bank of Scotland, UBS Investment Bank and Dragon Capital on the debut issue of Eurobonds by Mriya Agro Holding Public Limited representing one of the leading Ukrainian agricultural groups. The USD 250 million bonds due 2016 were placed at coupon 10.95% per annum on the London Stock Exchange.
Asters' transaction team included senior associate Leonid Antonenko (team-coordinator), associates Oleksiy Demyanenko, Oleh Furmanchuk, Ivan Mykhalchuk and Gabriel Aslanian under supervision of senior partner Armen Khachaturyan. White & Case LLP acted as English counsel to lead-managers and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Orlov, Mikhailenko & Partners acted as, respectively, English and Ukrainian counsels to the issuer.
"This transaction is clearly a benchmark for Ukrainian agricultural business. We are proud to be among the exquisite team of consultants who worked really hard to complete the deal in the best interests of the client," comments Armen Khachaturyan.