Recipharm Holdings Limited’s £505 Million Recommended Cash Offer For Consort Medical plc

Ashurst is advising Lazard & Co., Limited in relation to the £505 million cash offer for Consort Medical plc by Recipharm Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Recipharm AB. Recipharm AB is a company incorporated in Sweden, whose shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. The Recipharm group is a leading contract development and manufacturing […]

Royal Dutch Shell’s US$4 Billion Triple-Tranche Bond Offer

Slaughter and May, working as a team with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, advised Royal Dutch Shell plc on the issue of a triple-tranche US$4 billion bond under its US shelf programme. The issue consists of US$1,250,000,000 2.000% Guaranteed Notes due 2024, US$1,500,000,000 2.375% Guaranteed Notes due 2029 and US$1,250,000,000 […]

Ares Management European Real Estate Fund V’s €1.78 Billion Fundraising

Goodwin advised Ares Management on the deal Ares Management completed the structuring and establishment of Ares European Real Estate Fund V SCSp. The Fund targets investments in residential, office, industrial and mixed-use assets, predominantly located in the largest and most liquid European markets including Germany, France, the U.K. and Spain. The investor base consists of […]

Abcam’s €120 Million Acquisition Of Expedeon AG’s Proteomics And Immunology Business

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Abcam on its acquisition of Expedeon AG’s proteomics and immunology business. The transaction values the business to be acquired at €120 million, is subject to approval by Expedeon AG’s shareholders and is expected to close in early 2020. The acquisition includes leading protein conjugation technologies and brands including Lightning-Link® and […]

Deutsche Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft’s First Blue Social Bond Offer

Hogan Lovells has advised Bbanks on the placement of the world’s first Blue Social Bond of Deutsche Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft. The banks involved were Bayerische Landesbank as arranger, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main, NATIXIS and UniCredit Bank AG. The Blue Social Bond, which was oversubscribed four times, was issued […]

Amerisur Resources’ £242 Million Recommended Offer By GeoPark Colombia S.A.S.

Ashurst is advising Amerisur Resources in relation to a recommended £242 million offer for the company by GeoPark Colombia S.A.S. Pursuant to the terms of the acquisition, which is being structured as a statutory scheme of arrangement, each Amerisur shareholder will be entitled to receive 19.21 pence in cash for each Amerisur share. The transaction […]

Recope v. CNPCI

Latham & Watkins has secured an important victory for Recope, in the ICC arbitration against CNPCI. Allen & Overy LLP represented CNPCI. The dispute related to a joint venture agreement entered into by the Parties in 2008 (the “JVA”) in connection with the US$1.5 billion upgrade of Costa Rica’s only oil refinery. The Parties set […]