InterDigital’s $400 Million Senior Convertible Notes Offering


Simpson Thacher recently represented the initial purchasers in connection with InterDigital, Inc.’s (“InterDigital”) offering.

InterDigital, Inc. offered $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2% Senior Convertible Notes due 2024, which includes the full exercise of an overallotment option of $50 million aggregate principal amount of notes.

Barclays Capital Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the notes offering. Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, B. Riley & Co., LLC, Dougherty & Company LLC and Roth Capital Partners, LLC acted as co-managers.

In connection with the notes offering, Simpson Thacher also represented certain dealers in related convertible note hedge transactions and warrant transactions in which InterDigital purchased call options and sold warrants covering the amount of common stock initially underlying the notes.

InterDigital designs and develops advanced technologies that enable and enhance wireless communications and capabilities. Since its founding in 1972, InterDigital has designed and developed a wide range of innovations that are used in digital cellular and wireless products and networks, including 2G, 3G, 4G and IEEE 802-related products and networks, as well as video processing, coding and display technology. InterDigital is a leading contributor of innovation to the wireless communications industry, as well as a leading holder of patents in the video industry.

The Simpson Thacher team included Bill Brentani (Picture), Ryan Coombs, Jeremy Bethel and Laura Berzins (Capital Markets); Jonathan Lindabury and Dorothy Hector (Derivatives); Katharine Moir and Brian Mendick (Tax); Jeff Ostrow and Marcela Robledo (Intellectual Property); and Jennie Getsin (Blue Sky). Summer Associate Isaac Newell provided valuable assistance.

Involved fees earner: Laura Berzins – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jeremy Bethel – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; William Brentani – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ryan Coombs – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Dorothy Hector – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Lindabury – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Brian Mendick – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Katharine Moir – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Isaac Newell – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jeffrey Ostrow – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marcela Robledo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: B. Riley & Co; Barclays Capital ; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; Dougherty & Company; Roth Capital Partners, LLC; Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated;

Author: Ambrogio Visconti