Smithfield Foods’ $400 Million Senior Notes Offering


Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers, led by Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, in connection with the 144A/Reg S offering by Smithfield Foods, Inc. of $400 million of Senior Notes.

The Senior Notes are guaranteed by certain of Smithfield’s U.S. subsidiaries.

Smithfield Foods is a global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. The company is the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®.

The Simpson Thacher team included Art Robinson (Picture), Brian E. Rosenzweig, Evan Zuckerman, Brian Mathes and Minzala Mvula (Capital Markets); Jon Cantor (Tax); Adeeb Fadil (Environmental); Marcela Robledo and Loren Shokes (IP); Jeanne Annarumma and Alyssa Ohanian (ECEB); and Jennie Getsin (Blue Sky).

Involved fees earner: Jeanne Annarumma – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jonathan Cantor – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Adeeb Fadil – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Brian Mathes – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Minzala Mvula – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Alyssa Ohanian – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Arthur Robinson – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Marcela Robledo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Brian Rosenzweig – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Loren Shokes – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Evan Zuckerman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Barclays Capital ; Goldman Sachs & Co.; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti