Simpson Thacher Represents Underwriters in $500 Million Debt Offering by Wal-Mart

The Firm recently represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, RBS Securities Inc. and other underwriters in connection with a $500 million offering of debt securities by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The offering closed on October 22, 2014.

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Davis Polk Advises PepsiCo, Inc. on Its $500 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised PepsiCo, Inc. on its registered offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 4.25% senior notes due 2044. Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated acted as joint book-running managers for the offering.

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Milbank Represents Initial Purchasers in $1 Billion of Notes Offerings by Pemex

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented international banks acting as initial purchasers in offerings of two series of notes issued by Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) guaranteed by the US Export-Import Bank.

The bank group for each offering of notes consisted of BNP Paribas, Citigroup and Santander. A series of $500 million floating-rate notes due 2025 was priced with an interest rate of three-month LIBOR plus 35 basis points. A second series of $500 million fixed-rate notes due 2025 was priced with an interest rate of 2.378% per annum.

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IHS Inc. $2 Billion Credit Facilities

Davis Polk advised IHS Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries in connection with a $1.3 billion unsecured revolving credit facility and $700 million unsecured term loan credit facility with Bank of America, N.A. as administrative agent and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as syndication agent. The facilities will be used for general corporate purposes.

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Shearman & Sterling Advises Arrangers in $725 Million Acquisition Financing of Grocery Outlet by Hellman & Friedman

Shearman & Sterling advised Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Jefferies Finance LLC as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with a $725 million financing, comprising of a $450 million first lien term loan facility, a $75 million revolving credit facility and a $200 million second lien term loan facility, related to the acquisition of Grocery Outlet Inc. by Hellman & Friedman LLC.

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Kirkland Advises Vista Equity Partners in Formation and Fundraising of Vista Equity Partners Fund V

Kirkland represented Vista Equity Partners in the formation and fundraising of Vista Equity Partners Fund V, its fifth flagship fund, which completed its fundraising six months early and announced its final closing on October 15, 2014. With Kirkland’s assistance, Fund V far exceeded its $3.5 billion target, raising in excess of $5.775 billion in limited partner commitments. Investors in Fund V include significant commitments from Fund IV limited partners as well as new corporate limited partners, public pension plans, non-U.S. pension funds and sovereign wealth funds, foundations and high-net-worth individuals, including many Vista portfolio company executives. Target investments, for which Vista routinely retains Kirkland as counsel, will focus on middle and upper-middle market enterprise software companies.

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Simpson Thacher Represents Tesoro Logistics LP in Committed Financing in Connection with its Announced Acquisition of QEP Field Services, LLC.

The Firm is representing Tesoro Logistics LP (“TLLP”) in connection with the committed financing for its announced acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity interests of QEP Field Services, LLC (“QEPFS”), including up to $2.5 billion in senior unsecured bridge financing and a $900 million revolving credit facility. The bridge financing will be reduced by the amount of gross proceeds TLLP receives from a public offering of its common units and a private placement of its debt securities.

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Weil Advises GLOBALFOUNDRIES in its Agreement to Acquire IBM’s Global Commercial Semiconductor Technology Business

Weil is advising GLOBALFOUNDRIES in its agreement to acquire IBM’s global commercial semiconductor technology business, including intellectual property and technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics. Following completion, GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also receive $1.5 billion cash over three years from IBM and will become IBM’s exclusive server processor semiconductor technology provider for 22nm, 14nm and 10nm semiconductors for the next 10 years. This acquisition will give GLOBALFOUNDRIES a substantial intellectual property portfolio containing thousands of patents, making it the holder of one of the largest semiconductor patent portfolios in the world. Completion of the transaction is subject to the satisfaction of regulatory requirements and customary closing conditions.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry with a global manufacturing footprint, and is the second largest semiconductor foundry in the world. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by Mubadala Development Company PJSC. IBM is a multinational technology and consulting corporation.

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