Statoil’s Acquisition of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Assets from Cobalt

Orrick advised Statoil on the deal Statoil and Total have completed their acquisition of Cobalt International Energy’s 60% operated interest in the North Platte discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico for an aggregate purchase price of USD 339 million. Statoil now owns a 40% non-operated interest in North Platte, while Total has increased its […]

Coty Inc. $550 Million and €800 Million Senior Notes Offering and $9.25 Billion Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Davis Polk advised the representatives of the several initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Coty Inc. of $550 million aggregate principal amount of 6.500% senior notes due 2026, €550 million aggregate principal amount of 4.000% senior notes due 2023 and €250 million aggregate principal amount of 4.750% senior notes due […]

GI Partners’ Acquisition of Consilio and Advanced Discovery

Jefferies served as exclusive financial advisor and Paul Hastings acted as legal advisor to GI Partners. BlackArch Partners represented Advanced Discovery as its exclusive financial advisor. Harris Williams represented Consilio as its exclusive financial advisor. GI Partners, a leading private investment firm, announced today that it will acquire Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document […]

Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V.’s $500 Million Notes Offering

Skadden, Galicia Abogados, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau advised on the transaction Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V. executed an offering of $500 Million 5,950% Perpetual Notes. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Santander Investment Securities […]

First Reserve’s Acquisition of CHA Consulting

Simpson Thacher is representing First Reserve in connection with its acquisition of CHA Consulting, Inc. from Long Point Capital. First Reserve executed the acquisition of CHA Consulting, Inc. from Long Point Capital. CHA provides a wide range of design, engineering and consulting services to customers across a variety of end markets including utility infrastructure, energy, […]

Morgan Stanley’s €168 Million Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley in connection with its SEC-registered global offering of €168 million aggregate principal amount of floating-rate senior notes due 2020. The Davis Polk corporate team included partner Christopher S. Schell (Picture) and associate Vidal Vanhoof. The tax team included partner Po Sit and associate Andrew A. Smith. Involved fees earner: Christopher […]

Tenneco’s Financing for the Acquisition of Federal-Mogul

Simpson Thacher advised JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Barclays Bank PLC as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with committed financing for Tenneco Inc. (“Tenneco”) to finance Tenneco’s announced acquisition of Federal-Mogul LLC (“Federal-Mogul”) from Icahn Enterprises L.P. for a total consideration of $5.4 billion to be funded through cash, Tenneco equity and […]

Yum! Brands $1.97 Billion Senior Secured Refinancing Term Loan Facility

Davis Polk advised (i) the joint lead arranger, administrative agent and collateral agent, the joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners and the documentation agent in connection with a $1.97 billion senior secured refinancing term B loan credit facility for KFC Holding Co., Pizza Hut Holdings, LLC and Taco Bell of America, LLC, domestic subsidiaries of […]