International Financial Law Review – Private Equity and Project Finance Deal of the Year

Two transactions that Akin Gump advised on have been nominated for Asian Deal of the Year by IFLR.

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group’s (VREG) $275 million of new funding in a six-year mezzanine debt and equity arrangement provided by Trinity Opportunities Limited (Trinity) has been nominated as Private Equity Deal of the Year. The facility was arranged by VREG in partnership with Hong Kong-based Shikumen Capital Management (HK) Limited (SCM).  Akin Gump acted for Trinity and SCM.

OAO LUKOIL $500 million project financing for the Khauzak-Shady and Kandym gas fields in Uzbekistan has been nominated as Project Finance Deal of the Year. This project is the biggest financing ever to a private company operating in the fuel and energy sector in Uzbekistan.  Akin Gump advised LUKOIL.