Cebu Pacific’s US$250 Million convertible Bonds Private Placement

Clifford Chance has advised the investors involved in the placement.

International Finance Corporation, IFC Emerging Asia Fund, LP and Indigo Philippines LLC, an affiliate of private equity firm Indigo Partners LLC, were the investors inolved in the private placement of US$250 million convertible bonds due 2027 by low-cost carrier Cebu Air, Inc. (Cebu Pacific) listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange. The bonds are convertible into common shares of Cebu Pacific. The shares issued as a result of the conversion of the convertible bonds will be listed on the Philippines Stock Exchange.

The private placement was part of a broader business transformation exercise that was launched by Cebu Pacific in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The proceeds will be used to fund working capital requirements, repayment of debt and lease obligations, and critical capital expenditures of Cebu Pacific and its subsidiaries.

The project involved a cross-border team of Clifford Chance experts in international corporate, debt and capital markets transactions, led by partners Johannes Juette (Picture – Singapore), Virginia Lee (Hong Kong) and Gareth Deiner (Singapore), senior associates Claire Neo (Singapore) and Ryan Wong (Hong Kong) and associate Anson Wong (Hong Kong), with specialist advice provided by partner Fergus Evans (Singapore) and senior associate Nattawat Vilasdechanon (Singapore) for their expertise in aircraft financing.

Involved fees earner: Gareth Deiner – Clifford Chance; Fergus Evans – Clifford Chance; Johannes Juette – Clifford Chance; Virginia Lee – Clifford Chance; Claire Neo – Clifford Chance; Nattawat Vilasdechanon – Clifford Chance; Ryan Wong – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Clifford Chance;

Clients: Indigo Philippines LLC; International Finance Corporation;

Author: Sonia Carcano