Jessica is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London. She has experience representing sovereign, public and private issuers and underwriters on a range of cross-border capital markets transactions, including debt offerings, hybrid issuances and liability management exercises.
The State of Qatar in connection with a triple-tranche offering of sovereign bonds worth US$12 billion, comprising US$2 billion bonds due 2024, US$4 billion bonds due 2029 and US$6 billion bonds due 2049, listed on the Luxembourg and Taipei stock exchange.
The Republic of Ghana in connection with the establishment of its Global Medium Term Note Programme and issuances thereunder of U.S.$5 billion in aggregate of amortising notes pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S, and related tender offers of its notes due 2022 and 2023;
The Joint Lead Managers on the offering of US$300 million notes by ASG Finance, guaranteed by parent Avia Solutions Group PLC, a global multi-service aviation solutions provider. The Reg S/144A deal was highly complex in that the group went through a corporate reorganization and a number of acquisitions as part of the offering, but effectively still runs its different streams on largely stand-alone bases, resulting in multiple sets of financials and pro forma information at a group and subsidiary level.
Saudi Aramco on the establishment of its GMTN Programme and its debut five-tranche offering of global notes worth US$12 billion, comprising US$1 billion notes due 2022, US$2 billion bonds due 2024, US$3 billion bonds due 2029, US$3 billion bonds due 2039 and US$3 billion bonds due 2049.
SATO Corporation, a Finland-based real estate investment company, on the establishment of its €1.5 billion EMTN programme, the €350 million 1.375% senior unsecured bond issue thereunder, and simultaneous tender offer for its €300 million notes issued in 2016 and €300 million notes issued in 2015.
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank on the update of its €1 billion EMTN programme and subsequent issue of US$400 million 3.5% notes due 2024.
Barclays Bank PLC and Absa Bank Limited, acting through its Corporate and Investment Banking division, as international dealer managers in respect of the offer by Sibanye Gold Limited to purchase its English law-governed US$450 million 1.875% Guaranteed Unsecured Convertible Notes due 2023 up to a combined aggregate purchase price of US$50 million.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria in connection with the establishment and upsize of its GMTN Programme and a number of Reg S/R144A debt issuances, including US$1 billion 7.875% notes due 2032 (and further US$500 million tap issuance in respect thereof), US$1.5 billion 10-year series 6.500% coupon and a US$1.5 billion 30-year series 7.625% coupon, US$1.12 billion 7.625% notes due 2025, U.S.$1 billion 8.747% notes due 2031 and US$750 million 9.248% notes due 2049.
Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd in connection with the update of its US$4 billion GMTN Programme and the subsequent issue of US$500 million 8.45% Notes due 2028 and US$1 billion 6.35% Guaranteed Notes due 2028, guaranteed by the Government of the Republic of South Africa.
J.P. Morgan as the sole global coordinator and bookrunner on the issuance of £3.5 billion secured limited recourse mandatorily exchangeable bonds by Volcan Holdings companies, mandatorily exchangeable into ordinary shares (approximately 20% stake in total) of Anglo American PLC.
CETIN Finance B.V. as issuer and Ceská telekomunikacní infrastruktura a.s. as guarantor on the establishment of a €2 billion EMTN programme and subsequent issue of €625 million 1.423% guaranteed notes due 2021, CZK 3 billion 0.200% guaranteed notes due 2017 and CZK 4.86 billion 1.250% guaranteed notes due 2023.