Lions Gate’s $1 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers in the offering, while Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz represented Lions Gate.

The private placement of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.5% Senior Notes due 2029 were issued by a subsidiary of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (“Lions Gate”). The offering closed on April 1, 2021.

Lions Gate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products, and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world.

Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, with a team including William Brentani (Picture), Ryan Coombs and William Perrone (Capital Markets); Lori Lesser, Alysha Sekhon and Samuel Watters (Intellectual Property); and Jonathan Cantor (Tax).

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz represented Lions Gate with a team was led by partners Tijana Dvornic, Joshua Holmes, Gordon Moodie, Michael Schobel, and John Sobolewski and Andrea Wahlquist.

Involved fees earner: William Brentani – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Cantor – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Ryan Coombs – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Lori Lesser – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; William Perrone – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alysha Sekhon – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Samuel Watters – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Tijana Dvornic – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Joshua Holmes – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Gordon Moodie – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Michael Schobel – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; John Sobolewski – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz; Andrea Wahlquist – Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz;

Clients: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.;

Author: Martina Bellini