Shearman & Sterling Represents InRetail Consumer in Senior Notes Offering, Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation

Shearman & Sterling represented InRetail Consumer, a Peruvian trust, along with its subsidiaries, in connection with (1) its issuance of US$300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.250% Senior Notes due 2021 and (2) its offer to purchase and consent solicitation for any and all of the outstanding 8.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 of Interproperties Retail Trust, a Cayman trust.

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Shearman & Sterling Advises on The GEO Group’s $250 Million Senior Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented the underwriters, represented by BofA Merrill Lynch, in connection with the purchase of $250 million aggregate principal amount of The GEO Group, Inc.’s (“GEO”) 5.875% Senior Notes due 2024. The net proceeds of the offering will be used to pay down indebtedness outstanding under GEO’s revolving credit facility and to pay related fees, costs and expenses.

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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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Shearman & Sterling Advises Lenders on $600 Million Bridge Financing for Gasoducto Sur Peruano Pipeline Project

Shearman & Sterling acted as designated lenders’ counsel in connection with the $600 million bridge financing for Gasoducto Sur Peruano S.A.’s southern gas pipeline project in Peru. The bridge financing is expected to be taken out by a $3.8 billion project financing. This financing is expected to be one of the largest non-recourse financings in the region.

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Hake Law Attorneys Join National Law Firm Wilson Elser

National law firm Wilson Elser is pleased to announce that Bill Hake, founder of Bay Area–based Hake Law, and 15 members of his team, including attorneys, paralegals and staff, have joined the firm’s San Francisco office effective April 1.

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Paul Hastings Represents BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. in $750 Million Offering of Convertible Notes

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it represented BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN), a pharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions, in connection with its underwritten offering of $375,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 0.75% Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2018 and $375,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 1.50% Senior Subordinated Convertible Notes due 2020.

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Arent Fox Adds Skilled Patent Litigation Partner to Growing San Francisco Office

Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its San Francisco office and nationally recognized Intellectual Property and Complex Litigation practices with the addition of patent litigation partner Imran Khaliq. As a key advisor to leading telecom, tech, and medical device companies, Mr. Khaliq represents top brands in patent disputes involving mobile devices, software, biotechnology and medical devices, GPS technologies, semiconductors, and Internet based technologies.

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