Alpha Auto Group’s $243.5 Million High Yield Offering


Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in connection with a debut 144A/Regulation S offering of US$243.5 million aggregate principal amount of 9.75% Senior Notes due 2024 by AAG FH LP and AAG FH Finco Inc. (together, “Alpha Auto Group”).

Based in Toronto, Canada, Alpha Auto Group is a growing automotive dealer group with 22 dealerships representing 15 automotive brands throughout Ontario, Alberta and Oregon, United States.

The Simpson Thacher team included John C. Ericson (Picture), Art Robinson, Lisa Zhang and Essete Workneh (Capital Markets); Jon Cantor and Ed Grais (Tax); Eric Wolf (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Loren Shokes (Intellectual Property); and Jennie Getsin (Blue Sky). Summer Associate Sheena Sangal also provided valuable assistance.

Involved fees earner: Jonathan Cantor – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; John Ericson – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Edward Grais – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Arthur Robinson – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sheena Sangal – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Loren Shokes – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Eric Wolf – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Essete Workneh – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lisa Zhang – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti