Willis North America Inc.’s $650 Million Senior Notes Offering


Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Barclays Capital Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, in connection with an offering by Willis North America Inc., a subsidiary of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: WLTW), of $650 million aggregate principal amount of 3.6% Senior Notes due 2024.

The notes were sold in a registered public offering.

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has over 40,000 employees in approximately 140 countries. Willis Towers Watson designs and delivers solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals.

The Simpson Thacher team for the transaction included Risë Norman (Picture), Katerina Kousoula and Sarah Pelham (Corporate); Robert Holo and Jacqueline Clinton (Tax); Paul Koppel and Monisha Bhayana (Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits); Steven DeLott (Insurance); and Jennie Getsin (FINRA and Blue Sky).

Involved fees earner: Risë Norman – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Katerina Kousoula – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Sarah Pelham – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Robert Holo – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jacqueline Clinton – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Paul Koppel – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Monisha Bhayana – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Steven DeLott – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Law Firms: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

Clients: Barclays Capital; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; JP Morgan Securities;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti