$4 Billion Debut Offering for VMWare, Inc.

Cahill represented joint book-running underwriters J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and the co-managers in connection with the public offering of $1,250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.30% Senior Notes due 2020, $1,250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.90% Senior Notes due 2027, and $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.95% Senior Notes due 2022 for VMWare, Inc.

Proceeds from the offering are expected to be used to repay existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

VMware, Inc. provides virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. The company, led by Patrick P. Gelsinger, Zane C. Rowe, Rajiv Ramaswami, Sanjay J. Poonen and Rangarajan Raghuram, is based in Palo Alto.

Cahill advised with a team including Douglas S. Horowitz (Picture), Joshua M. Zelig, Kristyn Dunleavy, Alexa S. Kaminsky and Elizabeth Yahl.


Involved fees earner: Douglas Horowitz – Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Joshua Zelig – Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Kristyn Dunleavy – Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Alexa Kaminsky – Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Elizabeth Yahl – Cahill Gordon & Reindel;

Law Firms: Cahill Gordon & Reindel;

Clients: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; JP Morgan Securities;


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Author: Ambrogio Visconti