Friday, September 21, 2012
Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised the Republic of Zambia in connection with its debut offering of US$750 million 10-year Eurobonds. Barclays and Deutsche Bank acted as the joint lead managers.
“White & Case has a long history of acting for sovereign issuers in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly on debut bond issues,” said White & Case partner Stuart Matty. “Despite on-going uncertainty in the markets, the Zambian offering was significantly oversubscribed, and proved extremely popular with investors. There remains considerable appetite for growth market issuers with compelling stories.”
White & Case is the leading practice advising sovereign clients, particularly in Africa where the firm’s footprint in the securities market is unrivalled. This transaction represents White & Case’s fourteenth mandate for sovereign offerings so far this year, with issuers tapping the international capital markets for over US$15billion. It also represents the fourth sub-Saharan African sovereign securities debut offering the firm has acted on since the start of 2011, having previously worked on 144A securities offerings by Nigeria, Senegal and Namibia.
The White & Case team was led by London partners Stuart Matty and Melissa Butler, and supported by associates Gordon Charlton and Magda Miecznikowska.
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