Willis Towers Watson’s $275 Million Tack-On Notes Offering


Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by BofA Securities, Inc. and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., in connection with the offering.

Willis North America Inc., a subsidiary of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (“Willis Towers Watson”) (NASDAQ: WLTW), completed an additional $275 million aggregate principal amount of 2.95% Senior Notes due 2029. The additional notes constituted a reopening of the $450 million aggregate principal amount of 2.95% Senior Notes due 2029 initially issued on September 10, 2019. The notes were sold in a registered public offering.

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has over 45,000 employees in approximately 140 countries. Willis Towers Watson designs and delivers solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals.

The Simpson Thacher team dvising the underwriters included Risë Norman (Picture), Sean Dougherty and Kirsten Harmon (Corporate); Jon Cantor and Eli Shalam (Tax); Larry Moss (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Steven DeLott (Insurance); Genevieve Dorment (Intellectual Property); and Jennie Getsin (FINRA and Blue Sky).

Involved fees earner: Jonathan Cantor – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Steven DeLott – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Genevieve Dorment – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sean Dougherty – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Kirsten Harmon – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Laurence Moss – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Risë Norman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Eli Shalam – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Bank of America Securities; HSBC Securities;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti