RELX’s $750 Million Debt Offering


Cravath, Swaine & Moore acted as counsel to RELX Capital Inc., Freshfields acted as English legal advisers to RELX PLC, while Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters in the offering.

RELX Capital issued the registered public offering of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 3% notes due 2030 guaranteed by RELX PLC. The offering closed on May 22, 2020, with the net proceeds being used for general corporate purposes.

ABN AMRO Securities (USA) LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., ING Financial Markets LLC and UBS Securities LLC acted as underwriters in the offering.

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. RELX serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries.

The Simpson Thacher team advising the underwriters included Mark Brod (Picture) and J. John Lim (Capital Markets); Jonathan Cantor (Tax); and Jennie Getsin (FINRA and Blue Sky).

Involved fees earner: Mark Brod – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Cantor – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; John Lim – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: ABN AMRO Securities; HSBC Securities; ING Financial Markets LLC; UBS Securities LLC;