Avnet’s $300 Million Note Offering


Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters led by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in connection with a registered offering by Avnet, Inc. of an aggregate principal amount of $300 million of 3.75% Notes due 2021.

Avnet, Inc. is a global value-added distributor of electronic components, enterprise computer, networking and storage products and software, IT solutions and services and embedded subsystems.

The Simpson Thacher team for the transaction included Risë B. Norman (Picture), Alexander Muller, Evan Zuckerman and Brandon Barton (Capital Markets); Jonathan Cantor and Taylor Weinstein (Tax); Michael Isby (Environmental); Linda Nyberg (Intellectual Property); and Jennie Getsin (FINRA and Blue Sky).

Involved fees earner: Risë Norman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alexander Muller – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Cantor – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Isby – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Linda Nyberg – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

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

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti