General Mills’ €600 Million Notes Offering


Dorsey & Whitney acted as legal counsel to General Mills. Davis Polk advised the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering.

General Mills, Inc. agreed to sell €600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 0.450% Notes due 2026.

Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Merrill Lynch International , Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and Société Générale acted as underwriters for the offering.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, General Mills is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. General Mills is also a supplier of branded and unbranded food products to the food service and commercial baking industries.

The Davis Polk corporate team included partner John B. Meade (Picture) and associate Rahul K. Patel. The tax team included partner Po Sit and associate Summer Xia.

Involved fees earner: John Meade – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Rahul Patel – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Po Sit – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Summer Xia – Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Clients: Barclays Bank; BNP Paribas; Credit Suisse Securities Limited (Europe) Limited; Merrill Lynch International; Morgan Stanley; Société Générale;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti