Davis Polk acted as special product counsel to the representatives of the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering by Western Digital Corporation of an aggregate principal amount of $1 billion of its 1.50% convertible senior notes due 2024.
BofA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan acted as lead book-running managers, and Mizuho Securities, RBC Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, Citigroup, HSBC, MUFG, SMBC Nikko, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and TD Securities acted as book-running managers
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Western Digital Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and provider of data storage devices and information technology solutions.
Cleary advised Western Digital with a team led by Sung K. Kang (Picture)
The Davis Polk equity derivatives team included partner Mark M. Mendez (Picture) and associates Mark J. DiFiore, Won Lee and Caroline Ceriello. The tax team included partner Michael Farber and associate Catherine L. Chu.
Involved fees earner: Mark Mendez – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Mark DiFiore – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Won Lee – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Michael Farber – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Catherine Chu – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Sung Kang – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton;
Clients: Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Citigroup Inc.; HSBC; JP Morgan; RBC Capital Markets; Mizuho Securities; Smbc Nikko Capital Markets Limited; TD Securities; SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc.; Western Digital Technologies Inc.; Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group; Wells Fargo Securities;