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AUG 2020 NEWS Aluko & Oyebode

Aluko & Oyebode is pleased to have advised the IHS Group on its Eurobonds issuance and multi-currency loan transaction which won the Corporate Debt Deal of the Year award at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Awards, 2020.

Aluko & Oyebode acted as counsel to the initial purchasers on the issuance of the US$500,000,000.00 Notes due in March 2025 and US$800,000,000.00 Notes due in September 2027 by IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V., a member of the IHS Group. The Firm also advised on the US$650,000,000.00 loan transaction which was completed alongside the Notes issuance. Both transactions cumulatively won the Corporate Debt Deal of the Year Award at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Awards, 2020.

The Aluko & Oyebode team on the transaction was led by Partners Ayodeji Oyetunde and Funmilayo Otsemobor, who were assisted by Associates Chidiebere Odoemenam and Chiderah Azodoh.

The annual Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Awards is organised by GFC Media Group and recognises the year’s most innovative and ground-breaking deals from sovereign, corporate and financial institution issuers and borrowers.

The award re-emphasises Aluko & Oyebode’s position as the go-to Nigerian law firm for international and local debt capital markets and finance transactions.