Grupo Unicomer’s $350 Million High-Yield Notes Offering


Davis Polk, Arias, Hunte & Co., Conyers Dill & Pearman, Nunez & Co., Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, FERRERE, KPMG and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have advised on the transaction

Grupo Unicomer Co. Ltd. completed its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.875% senior notes due 2024. The notes are unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain subsidiaries of Grupo Unicomer.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and BCP Securities, LLC acted as underwriters.

Unicomer Group is a leading retailer of durable consumer goods, including home appliances, consumer electronics, furniture, motorcycles, mobile devices, computer equipment and optical wear in its Latin American and Caribbean markets. As of December 31, 2016, Unicomer Group served customers in 24 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and operated 1,061 stores with more than 4.2 million square feet of retail space under various brands.

The Davis Polk has advised Grupo Unicomer with Maurice Blanco (Picture), Katia Brener (Capital Markets), Rachel D. Kleinberg,Yoojin L. Kim (Tax), Sarah E. Kim and Jennifer Wang (Investment Company Act advice).

Arias has advised Grupo Unicomer Co. Ltd. with Zygmunt Brett, Mariana Nóchez, Jorge Luis Arenales, Juan José del Pino, Evangelina Lardizábal, Ana Teresa Rizo, Ivania Paguaga, Andrey Dorado, Tracy Varela, Lisa Domínguez and María Cristina Fábrega.

Hunte & Co. has advised Grupo Unicomer Co. Ltd. with Laura S. Arthur.

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Grupo Unicomer Co. Ltd. with Neil Henderson.

Nunez & Co. has advised Grupo Unicomer Co. Ltd. with Marjorie Nunez.

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce has advised Grupo Unicomer Co. Ltd. with Juan Manuel Marchán and Bruno Pineda.

FERRERE has advised Grupo Unicomer Co. Ltd. with Néstor Loizaga,Verónica Franco and Pamela Lezcano.

KPMG has advised Grupo Unicomer Co. Ltd. with K. Don Yu.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has advised Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and BCP Securities, LLC Jorge Juantorena, Karen Maulhardt, Fernando Martínez, David Stuckey, Lourdes Elizondo and Anthony Thomas Yánez.

Involved fees earner: Marjorie Nunez – Nunez & Co.; Laura Arthur – Hunte & Co.; Juan Manuel Marchán-Maldonado – Pérez Bustamante & Ponce; Bruno Pineda-Cordero – Pérez Bustamante & Ponce; Zygmunt Brett – Arias ; Mariana Nochez Palacios – Arias ; Jorge Luis Arenales – Arias ; Juan José Del Pino – Arias ; Evangelina Lardizábal – Arias ; Ana Teresa Rizo – Arias ; Ivania Paguaga – Arias ; Andrey Dorado – Arias ; Tracy Varela – Arias ; Lisa Domínguez – Arias ; Maria Cristina Fábrega de Duque – Arias ; Néstor Loizaga – Ferrere Attorneys; Verónica Franco – Ferrere Attorneys; Pamela Lezcano – Ferrere Attorneys; Neil Henderson – Conyers Dill & Pearman; Maurice Blanco – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Katia Brener – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Rachel Kleinberg – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Yoojin Kim – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Sarah Kim – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jennifer Wang – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jorge Juantorena – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Karen Maulhardt – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Fernando Martinez – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; David Stuckey – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;

Law Firms: Nunez & Co.; Hunte & Co.; Pérez Bustamante & Ponce; Arias ; Ferrere Attorneys; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Davis Polk & Wardwell; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;

Clients: Citigroup Global Markets Ltd; Credit Suisse Securities Limited; BCP Securities; Unicomer;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.