Fragomen Worldwide Continues Global Expansion, Opens New Office in Kenya

Fragomen Worldwide, the world’s leading immigration service provider exclusively devoted to immigration, has further expanded its global presence with the opening of a new office in Nairobi, Kenya.

“As is the case with our new office in Kenya, Fragomen has long been committed to providing on-the-ground service in key international markets that best support our clients’ business goals,” said Austin T. Fragomen, Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. “Since opening our first international office in Brussels, we have steadily increased our international reach based on our clients’ needs, and now serve clients in major markets throughout Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.”

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Source:  www.fragomen.com

Dentons advises Burgan Bank on US$500 million issuance

Dentons has advised Burgan Bank on the issuance of US$500 million Perpetual Tier 1 Capital Securities, which completed on 30 September 2014. The Capital Securities were listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and represented Kuwait’s first ever Basel III-compliant regulatory capital issuance.

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Source:  www.dentons.com

Johnson & Johnson’s $1.75 Billion Acquisition of Alios BioPharma

Johnson & Johnson announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alios BioPharma, a privately held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for viral diseases, for approximately $1.75 billion in cash. Cravath represented Johnson & Johnson in the transaction. The closing is subject to clearance under the Hart‑Scott‑Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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Source:  www.cravath.com

Horizon Pharma Acquires Vidara Therapeutics and Enters Five-Year $300 Million Term Loan Facility

Cooley LLP announced today that it advised Horizon Pharma, Inc. on the completion of its acquisition of Vidara Therapeutics International plc. In connection with the acquisition, Horizon and Vidara have combined to form parent company Horizon Pharma plc, which is incorporated in Ireland. Concurrently with the acquisition, Horizon entered into a five-year $300 million term loan facility and related uncommitted facilities.

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Source:  www.cooley.com

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group to be Acquired by JAB Holding Company

Alston & Bird client Einstein Noah Restaurant Group has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by JAB Holding Company, a German conglomerate, for about $374 million.

Based in Lakewood, CO, Einstein Noah operates, franchises and licenses more than 855 restaurants in 42 states and Washington, D.C. Its bagel shops include Einstein Brothers Bagels, Noah’s New York Bagels and Manhattan Bagel.

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Source:  www.alston.com

Simpson Thacher Represents Initial Purchasers in $5.75 Billion Notes Offering by Roche

The Firm recently represented Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, MUFG and Credit Suisse as bookrunners for a $5.75 billion offering by Roche Holdings, Inc. of notes, guaranteed by Roche Holding Ltd. The offering consisted of six series of notes, including three-year and five-year floating rate notes and three-year, five-year, seven-year, and ten-year fixed rate notes. The offering was conducted in reliance upon Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933. The proceeds of the offering were used for general corporate purposes, including the funding of Roche’s tender offer for the shares of Intermune, Inc.

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Kirkland Advises Vista Equity Partners in its Acquisition of TIBCO Software Inc.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on software, data and technology-enabled businesses, which today announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software. Under the terms of the agreement, TIBCO stockholders will receive $24.00 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $4.3 billion, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2014, is subject to approval by TIBCO stockholders, regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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Source:  www.kirkland.com

Mayer Brown advises on €1.35 billion refinancing of Budapest Airport

Leading global law firm Mayer Brown has advised Budapest Airport on the refinancing of €1.35 billion loan facilities and associated interest rate swaps.The refinancing includes a €1 billion five-year senior term loan and a €300 million junior facility.

Budapest Airport was acquired in 2007 by a consortium of investors including AviAlliance (formerly Hochtief Airport), Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Government of Singapore’s investment arm Malton and KFW Ipex Bank.

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Source:  www.mayerbrown.com

DLA Piper represents Pacific DataVision in equity raise and acquisition of spectrum licenses

DLA represented Pacific DataVision, Inc., a provider of mobile workforce management solutions, in a 144A offering of shares of its common stock worth US$218 million. The firm also represented Pacific DataVision in its US$100 million acquisition of FCC spectrum licenses from Sprint Corporation, as well as its licensing transaction of US$17.5 million by Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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Source:  news.dlapiper.com