China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd.’s acquisition of International Data Group, Inc.

China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co., Ltd. and IDG Capital announced Jan. 19 that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire International Data Group, Inc. (IDG), including its subsidiaries International Data Corporation (IDC), IDG Communications and IDG Ventures. Ropes & Gray advised China Oceanwide on the deal. Boston-based IDG is a leading global media, […]

Takenaka Corporation and Kennedy Wilson’s acquisition and leaseback of 430 and 400 California St., in San Francisco, Calif.

Bryan Cave represented a joint venture of Takenaka Corporation and Kennedy Wilson in the $135 million acquisition and leaseback of 430 and 400 California St., in San Francisco, Calif. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district, 430 California St. is a 247,000-square-foot office tower and 400 California St. is one of San Francisco’s […]

Bancroft Fund’s $29.1 Million Preferred Share Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, in connection with the public offering by Bancroft Fund Ltd. (the “Fund”) of 1,200,000 shares of 5.375% Series A Cumulative Preferred Shares. The Fund is a diversified, closed-end management investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940. The Fund […]

TPG Capital’s acquisition of Mediware Information Systems

Ropes & Gray advised TPG Capital, the global private equity fund of leading alternative asset firm TPG, in its definitive agreement to acquire Mediware Information Systems, Inc. from Thoma Bravo. Mediware, based in Lenexa, Kan., supplies software as a service (SaaS) and other software platforms for health care and human services providers and payors across […]

Newell to sell Pine Mountain® fire starters, fire logs, and fire safety business

Jones Day is advising Newell Brands Inc. in the sale of its Pine Mountain® fire starters, fire logs, and fire safety business, as well as its Diamond® matches, fire starters, lighters, toothpicks, and laundry business. The company has also entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Rubbermaid® consumer storage totes business to United Solutions, […]

Inseego Corp.’s Exchange Offer

Paul Hastings LLP represented Inseego Corp. (successor issuer to Novatel Wireless, Inc.) (Nasdaq: INSG), a leading global provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IOT), including software-as-a-service (SaaS), in the commencement of an offer to exchange each validly tendered and accepted $1,000 principal amount of 5.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2020 issued by Novatel […]

Lombard Medical and MicroPort Scientific Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership and Investment Agreement

Lombard Medical, Inc., a medical device company focused on endovascular aneurysm repair, and MicroPort Scientific Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of a diversified portfolio of medical devices, have announced a strategic partnership and a significant infusion of capital into Lombard Medical by MicroPort. This partnership will allow Lombard Medical to accelerate commercialization in […]

FedEx Corporation’s $1.2 Billion Debt Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Regions Securities LLC, Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., in connection with a public offering by FedEx Corporation (“FedEx”) of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 3.3% Notes due 2027 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of 4.4% Notes due 2047. […]

Flowers Foods, Inc. to sale all assets of its subsidiary, Specialty Blending Co., LLC, to AB Mauri North America

AB Mauri® North America, a leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products and solutions, has reached an agreement to acquire the business and assets of Specialty Blending Co., LLC – a bread and sweet goods mix manufacturer located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a subsidiary of Flowers Foods, Inc. The transaction is expected to close […]

WIKA Instrument LP v. Ashcroft Inc.

Bryan Cave Secures Major Win for WIKA Instrument in False Advertising Case A cross-office team from Atlanta and St. Louis secured a major victory for client WIKA Instrument LP, an Atlanta-based company that makes pressure gauges for the refinery industry. WIKA’s parent company, WIKA Group, is the world’s largest pressure gauge manufacturer. Following a two-week […]

Grupo Financiero Santander México’s SEC-Registered Sale of US$500 Million of Capital Notes

Shearman & Sterling represented Santander Investment Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC as underwriters in connection with the SEC-registered offering by Grupo Financiero Santander México, S.A.B. de C.V. of US$500 million of its 8.500% perpetual subordinated non-preferred contingent convertible additional Tier 1 capital notes. The Shearman & Sterling team […]

Petróleos Mexicanos’s $5.5 billion Rule 144A/Reg S Notes Offering

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau and Shearman & Sterling have advised on the deal. The offering is scheduled to close on December 13, 2016. The securities are being issued in three tranches under Pemex’s medium-term notes program. The transaction is reported to be the first cross-border offering in U.S. dollars […]