BorisDolgonos

Partner

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Boris Dolgonos has more than 20 years of experience advising issuers and underwriters in a wide range of financing transactions, including initial public offerings, high yield and investment-grade debt offerings, and privatizations. He has represented public and private corporations, investment banks and other financial institutions, and sovereign entities in transactions across Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America.

Boris primarily focuses on the U.S. aspects of international securities offerings. He has experience in many industries, including metals and mining, biotechnology, aircraft leasing, hospitality, media and telecommunications, financial services, technology, and retail. Boris recently worked on international equity offerings for European companies Cellectis and Fly Leasing, as well as global high yield debt offerings for Latin American companies TV Azteca, Grupo Kuo, Enjoy, Grupo Elektra, Arendal, Grupo Famsa, and Cobre del Mayo. He also regularly advises public companies on corporate governance, securities laws, stock exchange rules and regulations, and periodic reporting responsibilities.

Boris serves on the board of directors of the International Senior Lawyers Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing legal services for human rights and economic development throughout the world.

Experience

  • Syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks complete $500 million Senior Notes offering by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international and Brazilian investment banks in an international offering of $500 million of 6.625% Senior Notes due 2029 by a subsidiary of Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • BBA Aviation to sell Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day is advising BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Syndicate of international banks complete $1.0 billion Senior Notes by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international banks in an international offering of $1.0 billion of 7.000% Senior Notes due 2026 by a subsidiary of Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • Grupo Kuo obtains US$300 million multi-draw revolving loanJones Day represented Grupo Kuo, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based industrial and commercial global holding company, and its subsidiaries in connection with a US$300 million multi-draw revolving loan financing comprised of a U.S. dollar tranche and a Mexican Peso tranche provided by a syndicate of major financial institutions.
  • Grupo Kuo obtains US$175 million senior unsecured term loanJones Day represented Grupo Kuo, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based industrial and commercial global holding company, in connection with a US$175 million senior unsecured term loan provided by Bank of America, N.A.
  • Calyxt completes $60.9 million follow-on public offering of Common StockJones Day represented Calyxt, Inc. in connection with its $60.9 million public follow-on offering of Common Stock.
  • Fly Leasing acquires major aircraft portfolioJones Day advised Fly Leasing Limited in its acquisition from AirAsia Berhad and its subsidiary, Asia Aviation Capital Limited, of a portfolio of leased aircraft and engines, as well as options to acquire additional aircraft for a combination of cash and stock consideration.
  • Cellectis completes $164 million follow-on public offering of American Depositary Shares on NASDAQJones Day represented Cellectis S.A., a French clinical-stage biopharmaceutical developer of innovative cancer treatments using gene editing technologies, in connection with a $164 million public offering of American Depositary Shares on NASDAQ, underwritten by Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup, and Barclays.
  • Syndicate of international banks complete international offering of $1.0 billion Senior Notes by Marfrig Global FoodsJones Day advised a syndicate of international banks in an international offering of $1.0 billion of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2025 by Marfrig Global Foods S.A., one of Brazil's largest food processing companies, and concurrent tender offers by Marfrig for two series of its outstanding debt securities.
  • Fly Leasing issues $300 million of Senior Notes in registered offeringJones Day advised Fly Leasing Limited, a global lessor of modern commercial jet aircraft, in connection with its issuance of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 5.250% Senior Notes due 2024.
  • Jefferies completes $412 million private placement by Latin America PowerJones Day advised Jefferies LLC, as placement agent, in connection with the $412 million private placement of Senior Secured Notes due 2013, issued by Latin America Power, a developer of renewable energy sources in Chile and Peru.
  • TV Azteca completes $400 million international offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised BCP Securities, LLC; Jefferies LLC; and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc in connection with an international offering of $400 million of 8.250% Senior Notes due 2024 by TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V., one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television content in the world and the second largest television broadcasting company in Mexico based on broadcast advertising market share.
  • Orchestra Prémaman attempted acquisition of Destination Maternity CorporationJones Day advised Orchestra Prémaman S.A. in connection with its attempted acquisition of Destination Maternity Corporation, which would have created a leading global provider of maternity apparel, childrenswear, and baby hard goods.
  • Grupo Kuo completes $450 million international offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Grupo Kuo S.A.B. de C.V., one of the largest conglomerates in Mexico, in connection with an international offering of US$450 million of 5.750% Senior Notes due 2027.
  • Maxcom Telecomunicaciones completes tender offer for outstanding Step-Up Senior NotesJones Day represented Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, S.A.B. de C.V., an integrated telecommunication services operator providing widespread voice and data services to residential and business customers in Mexico, in connection with its tender offer to purchase up to $25 million of its outstanding Step-Up Senior Notes due 2020.
  • Enjoy acquires remaining 55 percent share in Punta del Este Conrad for $180 millionJones Day advised Enjoy S.A. in its $180 million acquisition of the remaining 55 percent share in Punta del Este Conrad in Uruguay from Baluma Holdings S.A.
  • Enjoy S.A. completes $300 million Rule 144A and Reg S offeringJones Day represented Enjoy S.A., a leading casino and hotel operator in South America, in its inaugural international debt offering.
  • Haitong Bank amends and restates Arendal's secured term loan facilityJones Day advised Haitong Bank S.A. in connection with the amendment and restatement of an approximately $60 million secured term loan facility provided to Mexican engineering, procurement and construction company Arendal, S. de R.L. de C.V., as well as intercreditor and collateral security arrangements with the company's various other secured creditors, in connection with the out-of-court restructuring of approximately $175 million of the company's outstanding U.S. dollar denominated debt.
  • FXCM announces $15 million at-the-market offering programJones Day represented FXCM Inc., a leading provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading, in connection with its $15 million at-the-market offering program.
  • Jefferies and BCP Securities restructure debt of Cobre del MayoJones Day advised Jefferies LLC and BCP Securities, LLC, as exchange and solicitation agents, in the restructuring of the debt of Cobre del Mayo, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican copper mining company.
  • The following represents selected experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented NBC Universal in its $5.1 billion offering of Senior Notes, part of the financing necessary to complete General Electric's $37.25 billion joint venture with Comcast for ownership of NBC Universal.

    Represented EnergySolutions, a leading provider of nuclear services, in its $300 million offering of 10.75% Senior Notes due 2018.

    Represented life and health insurer Genworth Financial in its $400 million offering of 7.700% Senior Notes due 2020, with proceeds to be used in part to repay outstanding borrowings of $100 million under each of its five-year revolving credit facilities.

    Counsel to Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital and Goldman, Sachs & Co., as underwriters of the $1.5 billion senior notes offering by Covidien, a leading manufacturer of healthcare products, proceeds of which were used to finance a portion of Covidien's acquisition of ev3, Inc.

    Represented semiconductor manufacturer Maxim Integrated Products in its offering of $300 million 3.45% Senior Notes due 2013.

    Advised Credit Suisse Securities (Europe); Morgan Stanley & Co. International; Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch; Goldman Sachs International; PKO Bank Polski; and DM BOS, managers in the largest IPO in Central and Eastern Europe to date, the $2.6 billion offering and listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange of Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen (PZU), the largest insurer in CEE.

    Represented NBC Universal in its $4 billion offering of Senior Notes, part of the financing necessary to complete General Electric's $37.25 billion joint venture with Comcast for ownership of NBC Universal.

    Represented General Electric, as selling shareholder, in its $579.6 million secondary offering of common stock of Genpact Limited, a provider of outsourced business processes.

    Advised the Polish Ministry of the State Treasury, as Selling Stockholder, in connection with its $385 million sale of 16.05% of the shares in ENEA, the fourth largest energy company in Poland, in a secondary offering to domestic and international institutional investors.

    Advised Bank Millennium, one of Poland's largest banks, in connection with its $377 million rights issue to domestic and international investors and the listing of the newly issued shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

    Represented Goldman Sachs International, Citi, Deutsche Bank, and UBS, the managers/underwriters in CEDC Finance Corporation International's $380 million offer of its 9.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2016 and €380 million offer of its 8.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2016, guaranteed by Central European Distribution Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries.

    Represented Jefferies & Company, UniCredit CAIB Securities UK Ltd., and Renaissance Securities (Cyprus) Limited, the underwriters in Central European Distribution Corporation's public offering of 10.25 million shares of common stock yielding proceeds of $317.75 million.

    Represented Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in a $250 million public offering of 7.150% Senior Notes due 2019, the proceeds of which were used to fund its tender offer for $200 million of 7.875% Senior Notes due 2012 and $100 million of 6.250% Senior Notes due 2013.

    Represented Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in its tender offer for $200 million of 7.875% Senior Notes due 2012 and $100 million of 6.250% Senior Notes due 2013, financed by Starwood's underwritten public offering of $250 million of 7.150% Senior Notes due 2019, together with cash on hand.

    Advised PKO Bank Polski, the largest retail bank in Poland, in connection with its $1.8 billion rights issue and listing of the newly issued shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. This was the largest ever rights issue by a Polish company.

    Represented aircraft leasing company Genesis Lease of Ireland in its $302 million merger with Dutch aircraft and engine leasing company AerCap, creating one of the world's largest independent aircraft leasing companies.

    Represented Jefferies & Company, UniCredit CAIB Securities UK Ltd., and Renaissance Securities (Cyprus) Limited, the underwriters in a $215 million secondary common stock offering of Central European Distribution Corporation by selling stockholder Mark Kaoufman.

    Represented Transelec, the largest electricity transmission company in Chile, in a cash tender offer to purchase up to $220 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 7-7/8% Senior Notes due 2011.

    Representing General Electric Company in the investment by Berkshire Hathaway in $3 billion of perpetual preferred shares and warrants to purchase $3 billion of common stock.

    Represented Babcock & Brown Air Limited and its parent, Babcock & Brown, in its $430 million initial public offering.

    Represented Genesis Lease Limited and its parent, General Electric, in the $640.7 million initial public offering.

    Represented Genworth Financial, Inc. in the $2.8 billion initial public offering.

    Represented EnergySolutions, Inc., a company previously owned by Lindsay Goldberg and other investors, in its $765.9 million initial public offering.

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