Athene’s $575 Million Preference Shares Offering


Fried Frank served as counsel to the underwriters in the offering.

Athene Holding Ltd. executed its US$575 million offering of 4.875% Fixed-Rate Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares.

BofA Securities, Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. acted as underwriters for the offering.

Athene is a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures, and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs.

The Fried Frank team advising the offering was led by corporate partners Daniel J. Bursky (Picture), Andrew B. Barkan, and Lee T. Barnum and included tax partner Joseph E. Fox, corporate special counsel Martin A. Hewitt, corporate associates Marie Kwon and Alexander J. Panisch, and tax associate Ryan L. Conley.

Involved fees earner: Andrew Barkan – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Lee Barnum – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Daniel Bursky – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Ryan Conley – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Joseph Fox – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Martin Hewitt – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Marie Kwon – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson; Alexander Panisch – Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Law Firms: Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson;

Clients: Bank of America Securities; Barclays Capital ; BMO Capital Markets; Citigroup Global Markets Ltd; Goldman Sachs & Co.; HSBC Securities; Morgan Stanley; RBC Capital Markets; Wells Fargo Securities;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti