Virtus Investment Partners’ Acquisition of Sustainable Growth Advisers

Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P. acted as financial advisor to Virtus and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP was the legal advisor on the transaction. Broadhaven Capital Partners, LLC acted as financial advisor and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP was the legal advisor to SGA. Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS), which operates as a multi-boutique […]

Kemper’s $1.4 Billion Acquisition of Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as financial advisor to Kemper and Sidley Austin LLP served as legal counsel to Kemper. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. acted as financial advisor to Infinity and Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL acted as legal counsel to Infinity. Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) and Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation (NASDAQ: IPCC) […]

MPLX’s $5.5 Billion Registered Senior Notes Offering

Cravath represented the underwriters, led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Mizuho Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Wells Fargo Securities, in connection with the $5.5 billion registered senior notes offering of MPLX LP MPLX LP is a master limited partnership formed by Marathon Petroleum Corporation. The company, led by Gary […]

IENova’s $1 Billion Credit Facility

Paul Hastings LLP represented Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V., a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, in connection with a $1 billion multicurrency letter of credit facility. The letter of credit facility was entered into with Banco Nacional de México, Integrante Grupo Financiero Banamex, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, BBVA Bancomer, Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero […]

North Atlantic (NAOC)’s Anti-Counterfeiting Activities in China

Venable advised North Atlantic Operating Company on the activity urning Point Brands, Inc. (NYSE:TPB), parent company of North Atlantic Operating Company (NAOC), the exclusive licensee of the iconic Zig-Zag® brand of cigarette papers in North America, along with attorneys at Venable LLP, announced that police from the city of Yiwu in Zhejiang Province in China […]

Dominican Republic’s $1 billion and DOP$40 billion Bond Offering

Simpson Thacher represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as initial purchasers, and Banco de Reservas de la República Dominicana, as co-manager, in connection with simultaneous offerings by the Dominican Republic of US$1 billion 6.5% bonds due 2048 and DOP$40 billion 8.9% bonds due 2023. The sovereign debt offerings were conducted in […]

Chembio Diagnostics’ $12 Million Initial Public Offering

Faegre Baker Daniels advisee Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC acting as the sole book-running manager on the offering Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. (CEMI) (“Chembio”), a leader in point-of-care diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, announced today the pricing of its previously announced underwritten registered public offering of 1,783,760 shares of its common stock at a public offering price […]

Genneia’s $150 Million Notes Offering

Linklaters, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Errecondo, González & Funes advised on the deal. Genneia S.A. executed the offering of $150 Million 8,750% notes due 2022. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Itaú BBA USA Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, BACS Banco de Crédito y Securitización S.A., Banco […]

Digirad Corporation’ Agreement with Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. Following Announcement of Improved Terms of Merger with Vaxart

Olshan client Digirad Corporation who, together with East Hill Management Company, LLC and certain affiliates, constitute the “Concerned Aviragen Shareholders Group” or “CAS Group”, has entered into an agreement with Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. (“Aviragen”) and Vaxart, Inc. (“Vaxart”) in connection with the proposed merger (the “Merger”) between Aviragen and Vaxart. The CAS Group had commenced […]