Match Group’s $500 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised Match Group, while Cahill represented the initial purchasers in connection with the offering.

Match Group, Inc. executed its offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.625% senior notes due 2028.

Proceeds from the offering were used to refinance existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Barclays Capital Inc., BMO Capital Markets Corp., BNP Paribas Securities Corp., BofA Securities, Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, SG Americas Securities, LLC, Capital One Securities, Inc., Fifth Third Securities, Inc. and PNC Capital Markets LLC were the initial purchasers for the offering.

Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH), through its global portfolio of brands including Tinder, Match, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, Pairs, PlentyOfFish, and OurTime, among others, is a leading provider of dating products designed to increase its users’ likelihood of finding a meaningful connection.

Cahill represented the initial purchasers with Douglas S. Horowitz (Picture), Ariel Goldman, Stephen Gruendel, Nikolas Rodriguez, Asha Amin, and Maya Uchima.

Davis Polk advised Match Group with a corporate team including partner Richard D. Truesdell Jr. and associates Pedro J. Bermeo, Ryan Lewis and Alexander Kraik. The tax team included counsel Alon Gurfinkel and associate Talya Presser. Partner Pritesh P. Shah and associate Yifu Chen provided intellectual property advice. Counsel Sarah E. Kim and associate Allison Gunther provided 1940 Act advice.

Involved fees earner: Asha Amin – Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Ariel Goldman – Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Stephen Gruendel – Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Douglas Horowitz – Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Nikolas Rodriguez – Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Pedro Bermeo – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Yifu Chen – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Allison Gunther – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Alon Gurfinkel – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Sarah Kim – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Alexander Kraik – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Ryan Lewis – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Talya Presser – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Pritesh P. Shah – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Richard Truesdell Jr. – Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Law Firms: Cahill Gordon & Reindel; Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Clients: Bank of America Securities; Barclays Capital ; BMO Capital Markets; BNP Paribas Securities; Capital One Securities; Citigroup Global Markets Ltd; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC; Deutsche Bank Securities; Fifth Third Securities, Inc.; Goldman Sachs & Co.; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Match Group; PNC Capital Markets LLC; SG Americas Securities LLC;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti