UnitedHealth Group’s $1.5 Billion Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as joint bookrunning managers in connection with a public offering by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of notes, consisting of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 3.45% Notes due 2027 and $750 […]

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $300 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the sole book-running manager and initial purchaser in connection with a Rule 144A offering by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.25% convertible senior notes due 2021, including $40 million aggregate principal amount of notes sold pursuant to the initial purchaser’s full exercise of its option to […]

JPMorgan and The Bank of Nova Scotia’s $264 Million Direct Payment Letters of Credit for Hunt Oil Company

Simpson Thacher represented JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and The Bank of Nova Scotia in connection with the issuance of certain direct payment letters of credit for the account of Hunt Oil Company in an aggregate principal amount in excess of $264 million in connection with the remarketing of certain tax-exempt gulf opportunity zone bonds issued […]

United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. v. American Re-Insurance Co.

Simpson Thacher represented United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. In United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. v. American Re-Insurance Co., a long-running reinsurance dispute arising from a nearly billion dollar insurance settlement, the court considered a reinsurer’s appeal of an order denying its motion to transfer venue. The venue motion was filed shortly before trial, […]

Nuance Communications $500 Million Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the sole bookrunning manager in a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Nuance Communications, Inc. of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.625% senior notes due 2026. Barclays Bank PLC, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG, New York Branch, acted as Join Bookrunners. Nuance Communications, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, […]

Descartes Systems Group acquires Datamyne

Dechert LLP has advised Datamyne, a leading provider of cloud-based trade data content solutions for customers to analyze import and export trade activity, in its announced sale today to Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce via the Global Logistics Network (GLN). Datamyne, primarily operating in the U.S. […]

KLR Energy Acquisition Corp. and Tema Oil and Gas Company To Combine to Form Rosehill Resources

Vinson & Elkins advised KLR Energy Acquisition Corp., an oil and gas exploration and production focused special purpose acquisition entity, in its Business Combination Agreement with Tema Oil and Gas Company, a private company with assets in the core of the Delaware Basin, to form Rosehill Resources Inc. Rosehill Resources intends to significantly accelerate drilling […]

The Carlyle Group’s acquisition of Gastronomía y Negocios S.A.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Barros & Errázuriz and Russi & Eguiguren have advised on the deal Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced the acquisition of 75 percent of Gastronomía & Negocios S.A., Chile’s largest franchisor of quick service restaurants (QSR) with strong proprietary brands such as Doggis, Juan Maestro, Mamut […]

Berkshire Partners LLC Acquires a Minority Stake in Kendra Scott Design, Inc.

Paul, Weiss is advising Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, in its minority investment in Kendra Scott Design, Inc., a leading fashion accessories brand. Berkshire Partners LLC is a private equity firm. The firm – led by Richard Keith Lubin, Bradley Mark Bloom, Thomas Y. Kuo, Samantha A. Adams and Kenneth Scott Bring – […]