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Lyudmila Y. Bondarenko

Tel: +1-212-373-3210
Fax: +1-212-492-0210

Tel: +1-212-373-3210
New York

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
Fax: +1-212-492-0210

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A counsel in the Capital Markets Group, Lyudmila Bondarenko represents issuers in capital markets transactions and creditors, issuers and distressed investors in restructuring matters. Lyudmila’s practice includes public and private equity offerings, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings and de-SPAC transactions, high-yield debt offerings, liability management transactions, cross border securities offerings and debt restructurings.


Lyudmila’s recent capital markets and financing experience includes advising:

  • Latham Group Inc. in its:
    • offering of $234 million of common stock, lead managed by Barclays Capital Inc. and BofA Securities, Inc.
    • initial public offering of $437 million of common stock, lead managed by Barclays and Bank of America Securities
  • Bowlero Corp in its $2.6 billion business combination with Isos Acquisition Corporation
  • Northwest Fiber, LLC in its offering of:
    • $300 million of 6.000% Senior Notes due 2028, lead managed by Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Credit Suisse, BofA Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities
    • $350 million aggregate principal amount of 4.750% senior secured notes due 2027, lead managed by Goldman Sachs & Co., BofA Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities
  • Aurum Group in its offering of £265 million of 8.50% senior notes due 2023, lead managed by Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Jefferies, and Wells Fargo
  • Arrow Global Group PLC in its offering of:
    • €285 million of senior secured floating rate notes due 2026 and its tap offering of £100 million of its existing 5.125% senior secured notes due 2024, lead managed by J.P. Morgan and HSBC
    • £220 million of 5.125% senior notes due 2024. Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan and HSBC acted as bookrunners and global coordinators
    • €110 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2021. Goldman Sachs International and J.P. Morgan acted as bookrunners and global coordinators
  • Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in connection with a secured term loan financing of $1.150 billion and a secured revolving credit financing of $200 million in order to fund the consummation of its acquisition of an 80.1% interest in Lumileds
  • Cable & Wireless Communications Plc in its $390 million secured bridge loan credit facility and $300 million unsecured bridge loan credit facility in connection with the acquisition of Columbus International Inc.
  • Canaccord Genuity Limited, as sponsor, joint bookrunner and underwriter, and Liberum Capital Limited, as joint bookrunner and underwriter, in Volution Group plc’s Rule 144A and Regulation S initial public offering and listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • Reckitt Benckiser Treasury Services plc in an offering of $500 million 2.125% senior notes due 2018 and $500 million 3.625% senior notes due 2023. The offering was Reckitt Benckiser’s first in the U.S. market. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and RBS Securities Inc. acted as joint bookrunning managers
  • Stock Spirits Group plc in its Rule 144A and Regulation S initial public offering and listing on the London Stock Exchange with J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Nomura acting as joint sponsors, joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners

Lyudmila’s recent restructuring experience includes advising:

  • The unofficial committee of first lien noteholders of Exide Technologies in Exide’s chapter 11 case
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling and 14 of its U.S. and foreign subsidiaries, in their chapter 11 cases in the Southern District of Texas, which provided for the equitization of approximately $2.1 billion in senior unsecured note obligations and the provision of over $625 million of new capital
  • An ad hoc committee of noteholders of Neiman Marcus in (a) a recapitalization transaction involving the exchange of unsecured notes into a new series of third lien notes and preferred equity in MyTheresa and the issuance of new second lien notes and (b) the company’s subsequent prearranged chapter 11 cases
  • The holders of pass through certificates issued to finance two separate leveraged lease transactions of certain coal-fired power plants operated by GenOn Mid-Atlantic and NRG REMA, subsidiaries of GenOn Energy in GenOn’s restructuring efforts
  • An ad hoc committee of senior secured noteholders of Tops Holding and Tops Markets II Corporation in Tops’ chapter 11 cases
  • The ad hoc group of bondholders of SAExploration in (a) an out-of-court exchange of approximately $138 million of existing senior secured notes, representing approximately 98.7% of the aggregate outstanding principal amount of the issuance, into equity and new senior secured notes and (b) a new senior term loan facility

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