30 05 2016

Tian Jing Capital completes the Major Matter Change Registration of Privately-raised Fund Manager

Zhong Lun assisted Tian Jing Capital in completing the registration of fund management company

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30 05 2016

Southern Cross Group acquires Petrobras Chile Distribución Ltda. from Petrobras for $490 million

Chadbourne & Parke LLP is currently advising Southern Cross Group on its acquisition of Petrobras Chile Distribución Ltda. (PCD) from Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras).

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30 05 2016

Shell International Finance B.V.'s $7.25 billion Senior Notes offering

Cravath represented Shell International Finance B.V. in connection with its US$7.25 billion registered debt offering, guaranteed by Royal Dutch Shell plc, one of the world’s largest independent oil and gas companies.

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30 05 2016

RCS Capital Corporation emerged from bankruptcy, under the new moniker, Aretec Group, Inc.

Kramer Levin represented Luxor Capital Group, LP, and certain of its affiliates and managed funds, as RCS’s largest unsecured creditor.

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30 05 2016

RB Capital Companhia de Securitização's $50,8 Million Certificates of Real State Receivables Offering

Demarest advised RB Capital Companhia de Securitização, and RB Capital DTVM acting as the placement agent on the offering

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30 05 2016

Mobile Mini, Inc.'s $250 Senior Notes Offering

Cahill represented Deutsche Bank Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Barclays, and BNP PARIBAS as joint book-running managers and BBVA and MUFG as co-managers in connection with the Rule 144A offering of $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2024 by Mobile Mini, Inc., a provider of portable storage solutions.

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30 05 2016

Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico's possible restructuring of approximately $3.7 billion

Davis Polk is advising an ad hoc group of bondholders who hold approximately $935 million of bonds issued by the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico (GDB), in a possible restructuring of approximately $3.7 billion of GDB debt.

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30 05 2016

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc.'s Secondary Offering of 10,530,624 Shares of Common Stock

Cahill represented BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, and Wells Fargo Securities as joint book running managers in connection with a public secondary offering of 10,530,624 shares of common stock of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLPI) by certain selling shareholders affiliated with Fortress Investment Group LLC, resulting in gross proceeds of $329,819,144.

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30 05 2016

BlueScope Steel Limited's $500 million high‑yield senior debt offering

Cravath represented the initial purchasers, Credit Suisse and HSBC, in connection with the US$500 million 144A/Reg. S high‑yield senior debt offering of BlueScope Steel (Finance) Limited and BlueScope Finance (Americas) LLC, subsidiaries of BlueScope Steel Limited.

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30 05 2016

BlueCrest Capital Management, DW Partners, Macquarie Credit Investment Management, Mudrick Capital Management, Saba Capital Management, T. Rowe Price Associates, and Taconic Capital Partners secures a victory in Litigation Arising o

Blank Rome won a complete victory in litigation arising out of the RadioShack bankruptcy case, when the Bankruptcy Court in Delaware issued a decision and order granting our motion to dismiss an adversary complaint seeking to recover $232 million from BlueCrest Capital Management, DW Partners, Macquarie Credit Investment Management, Mudrick Capital Management, Saba Capital Management, T. Rowe Price Associates, and Taconic Capital Partners and other defendants.

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30 05 2016

PMV NV and Pamica NV invests EUR1 million in IT start-up ScriptBook NV

PMV NV and Pamica NV invests EUR1 million in Scriptbook NV.

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28 05 2016

Turkey’s first green bond

Linklaters has advised Türkiye Sınai Kalkınma Bankası A.Ş. on a $300 million green bond issuance, the first ever green bond from Turkey and only the second within the CEEMEA region. The proceeds will be used for private sector investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other areas that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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28 05 2016

Triodos Bank's £2.5 Million financing for the construction of a 4.2MW Solar Park

TLT has advised Triodos Bank, one of the leading community energy lenders in the UK, on its £2.5 million funding for the construction and operation of a 4.2MW solar park at Lawrence Weston, Bristol.

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28 05 2016

Puming Capital completed the privately-raised fund manager registration in the Asset Management Association of China

Zhong Lun Assists Puming Capital in Completion of the Privately-raised Fund Manager Registration

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28 05 2016

Iron Mountain Incorporated secures $850 million committed bridge facility

Simpson Thacher advised J.P. Morgan and eleven other Arrangers in connection with an $850 million committed bridge facility for Iron Mountain Incorporated (“Iron Mountain”) to finance its acquisition of Recall Holdings Limited

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28 05 2016

Hypothekenbank Frankfurt AG continued the portfolio transfers the bank had started in 2012

Hengeler Mueller advised Commerzbank AG and Hypothekenbank Frankfurt AG on the transaction.

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28 05 2016

HETA ASSET RESOLUTION AG entered into a so-called memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Austria on the restructuring of debt obligations of HETA secured by a deficiency guarantee of the Province of Carinthia.

GÖRG and DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS Rechtsanwälte GmbH advise creditor pool on negotiating a memorandum of understanding with the Republic of Austria

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28 05 2016

DCC acquires the main part of Shell’s downstream activities in Denmark

DCC, one of Europe’s leading energy groups, has acquired for KKR300 million (approx. €40 million) the Danish commercial, aviation and retail fuels business previously owned by Shell.

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28 05 2016

Alterna acquires 41.3% stake in a 432MW Natural Gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration facility

Alterna Capital Partners announced that a subsidiary of Alterna Core Capital Assets Fund II, L.P. closed on the acquisition of a 41.3% stake in Selkirk Cogen Partners L.P., the owner of a 432MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle cogeneration facility located near Albany, NY, from a subsidiary of investment funds managed by Ares EIF Management, LLC .

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27 05 2016

Triton acquires the Industrial Services business unit of the technology group Voith

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, CMS Hasche Sigle and P+P Pöllath + Partners have advised on the deal

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27 05 2016

Sonova AG acquires AudioNova International B.V. from HAL Investments B.V. for €830 Million

In close collaboration with lead counsel and best friend firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Hengeler Mueller advised HAL Investments B.V. on the transaction.

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27 05 2016

Payleven merges with SumUp

Noerr has advised Payleven Holding GmbH on the merger of the Payleven group with the SumUp group, two of the leading mobile payment providers.

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27 05 2016

Metropolitan Equity Partners Management, LLC., acquired the main plant of the bankrupt Wismar firm German Pellets GmbH

Luther has advised Metropolitan Equity Partners Management on the deal

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27 05 2016

Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited $92.3 Million High-Yield Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the initial purchasers in connection with a CNY600 million Regulation S offering by Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited of its 9.50% senior notes due 2019.

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27 05 2016

Commerzbank AG establishes two funds to be ross-listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Simmons & Simmons has advised Commerzbank AG on the first two funds established in Germany to be cross-listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The ComStage 1 DAX® UCITS ETF and ComStage 1 DIVDAX® UCITS ETF, which are UCITS structured as Sondervermögen, will be listed in Hong Kong

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27 05 2016

Citra Partners invests in Woodforde

Charles Russell Speechlys’ private equity team has advised Beer and Real Ale specialists Citra Partners on its investment, alongside an investor consortium, in the award-winning brewery, Woodforde’s.

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27 05 2016

Blue Sea Capital acquires majority interest in NSi Industries from Summit Park

Jones Day advised Blue Sea Capital, LLC in connection with its acquisition of the majority interest in, and the related debt financing of, NSi Holdings, Inc., the holding company of NSi Industries, LLC, a leading supplier of a wide variety of electrical connectors, timers and controls, and other wire management products for construction, maintenance and repair applications.

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27 05 2016

Bayer offers USD 62 billion to acquire Monsanto to create a global leader in agriculture

Bayer AG offered $62 billion to buy Monsanto Co., deepening investor concern that it will strain its finances as it seeks to become the world’s biggest seller of seeds and farm chemicals.

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26 05 2016

VersaPay Corporation's $4.6 Million Shares Offering

assels Brock represented VersaPay on the deal

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26 05 2016

Shenzhen Municipal Government Financial Services Office and the Authority of Qianhai establish $100 Million China-Korea Industrial Investment Fund

Zhong Lun Advises the Establishment of the First Equity Investment Fund between China and Korea

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26 05 2016

Quilapilún solar plant in central Chile secures Financing

Morales & Besa advises Banco Santander, Corpbanca, DNB on the financing of Quilapilún solar plant

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26 05 2016

Guadalta Refinances two Spanish photovoltaic plants

Watson Farley & Williams advised Liberbank as agent to the financing consortium on the €50m financial restructuring of two Spanish photovoltaic plants owned by energy producer Guadalta, a subsidiary of leading international energy developer Grupo Naturener.

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26 05 2016

Green & Smart Holdings plc's £4 million Initial Public Offering

Olswang has advised SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP on its role as nominated adviser and broker to Green & Smart Holdings plc on its placing and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.

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26 05 2016

Farfetch.com's $110 million Series F funding round

Charles Russell Speechlys has acted as the legal adviser to IDG Capital Partners (IDG), the venture capital firm focussed on Chinese companies, on its investment in the online luxury fashion platform, Farfetch.com.

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26 05 2016

Ellipse launches a new Excepted Group Life Assurance product

Gowling WLG's Pensions and Benefits team has assisted internet-based group risk insurer, Ellipse, to launch a new Excepted Group Life Assurance product.

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26 05 2016

Blackstone Group has sold Boston’s Fiduciary Trust Building to Deka Immobilien Investment for $139 million

Jones Day advised The Blackstone Group and its affiliate Equity Office Properties in connection with the $139 million sale of the 17-story, 227,365-square-foot, Class A office property at 175 Federal Street in Boston, Massachusetts, to Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH.

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26 05 2016

Artex Risk Solutions acquires Quest Holdings

tephenson Harwood has advised Artex Risk Solutions on its acquisition of Quest Holdings (Gibraltar) Ltd., the largest insurance manager in Gibraltar.

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26 05 2016

Apposite Capital invests in Medical Imaging Partnership Limited

Berwin Leighton Pasiner (BLP) has advised Apposite Capital, a private equity fund focused on the healthcare sector, on its investment in Medical Imaging Partnership Limited, a medical imaging business.

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25 05 2016

XAnge acquires a minority stake in Sensorberg GmbH

Jones Day has advised Venture Capital fund XAnge in its acquisition of a minority stake in Sensorberg GmbH.

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25 05 2016

Gimv acquires 40% stake in in Dutch pushchair company Joolz

Gimv announced the acquisition of 40% stake in Amsterdam-based company Joolz, next to the founder Emile Kuenen and the managing director Stan Vermeulen.

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25 05 2016

Felix Bulnes Hospital upgrades under a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme

Morales & Besa advised the lenders Banco Santander (Chile), Itaú Corpbanca and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (Chile), in the financing worth US$265 million for a credit package to upgrade one of the few hospitals in Chile under a public-private partnership (PPP) scheme, the concession is controlled by Italian construction group Astaldi.

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25 05 2016

Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners acquired an equity stake in the energy supplier Romande Energie Holding SA from BWK Energie

Credit Suisse Investment Foundation, advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners AG as investment adviser and acting on behalf of the investment group CSA Energy Infrastructure Switzerland, acquired an equity stake in the energy supplier Romande Energie Holding SA from BWK Energie AG.

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25 05 2016

CD Holding Internationale SAS acquires European Payment Solutions NV

White & Case LLP has advised CD Holding Internationale SAS, owned by French cooperative Up Group on the acquisition of European Payment Solutions NV (EPS), which provides technology to businesses enabling the acceptance of card payments across Europe.

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25 05 2016

BSI SA sells its 49% stake in B-Source SA

BSI SA, a Swiss private bank with headquarters in Lugano sold its 49% stake in B-Source SA, a BPO provider headquartered in Bioggio, to Avaloq AG, a financial services and banking software provider headquartered in Zurich, for an undisclosed consideration.

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24 05 2016

Travelodge’s £390 Million High-Yield Bond Offering

Shearman & Sterling advised Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Mizuho Securities on Travelodge’s inaugural £390 million high yield bond offering.

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24 05 2016

Theravance Biopharma, Inc. $115.1 Million Follow-On Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers in connection with a $115.1 million SEC-registered offering of 5,479,750 ordinary shares of Theravance Biopharma, Inc. The ordinary shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “TBPH.”

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24 05 2016

Remitly's $38.5 Million Series C Financing Round

Fenwick & West represented Remitly, Inc., a leading independent digital money transmitter, in its $38.5 million Series C financing. Stripes Group led the latest round and was joined by Vulcan Capital, both new investors in the company.

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24 05 2016

Mithras Investment Trust plc's fifth tender offer

Charles Russell Speechlys acted as the legal adviser to Mithras Investment Trust plc on its fifth tender offer

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24 05 2016

Maven Capital Partners invests £2.5 Million into The GP Service

Marriott Harrison has advised Maven Capital Partners in connection with a £2.5m investment into The GP Service, a provider of online services for general medical consultations and prescriptions.

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24 05 2016

Investec Bank plc acted on IPO of Midwich Group plc

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Investec Bank plc in its role as nominated adviser, sole bookrunner and broker in connection with the placing and the admission to AIM of the entire ordinary share capital of Midwich Group plc.

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24 05 2016

EFG International sets up of a broker dealer affiliate EFG Agente de Valores

Morales & Besa is providing ongoing advice to EFG International (Switzerland), including the negotiation of shareholders agreement with local partners, to set up of a broker dealer affiliate EFG Agente de Valores, registration in the Stockbrokers and Securities Dealers Registry of the SVS, licensing to intermediate securities off the exchange, and set up of another entity to engage in financial advisory.

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24 05 2016

Cordial Microfinanzas 1 Financial Trust $5 Million Notes Offering

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal acted as the legal advisor on the transaction

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24 05 2016

A syndicate of lenders financing the development and construction of the City Centre Almaza shopping mall in Cairo, Egypt

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised a syndicate of lenders in relation to a secured term loan facility for up to EGP 2.5 billion to finance the development and construction of the City Centre Almaza shopping mall.

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24 05 2016

BRF's $279 million Agribusiness Receivables Certificates Offering

​Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga and Demarest have advised on the transaction

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23 05 2016

VLI Multimodal $83.8 million agribusiness credit right certificates Offering

Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados and Demarest have advised on the deal

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23 05 2016

Time Warner’s $800 Million Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Mizuho Securities USA Inc., as the joint bookrunning managers in connection with a shelf takedown of $800 million aggregate principal amount of 2.95% notes due 2026 of Time Warner Inc.

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23 05 2016

The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, a leading commercial bank in Thailand, in the THB 18 billion financing

Weerawong C&P represented The Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited, a leading commercial bank in Thailand, in the THB 18 billion financing (approximately USD 600 million) provided to Asset World Company Limited in relation to providing intercompany loans to its subsidiaries to finance prepayment obligations under the existing intercompany loan and existing loans with the bank and for investment in the capital expenditure of its projects.

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23 05 2016

Province of Mendoza $500 Million Bonds Offering

Holland & Knight, Cabanellas, Etchebarne & Kelly, Linklaters and Salaverri, Dellatorre, Burgio & Wetzler Malbran have advised on the deal.

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23 05 2016

Petrowest Corporation $11.5 Million Common Shares Offering

Cassels Brock represented the underwriters on the deal

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23 05 2016

Knowles Corporation $150 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the representative of the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering by Knowles Corporation of $150 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.25% convertible senior notes due 2021. In addition, Davis Polk advised the counterparties to convertible note hedge and warrant transactions in connection with the offering.

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23 05 2016

KfW IPEX-Bank acted on the financing of a 30.1 MWp PV- and 45.8 MWp wind projects portfolio in France

Clifford Chance advised KfW IPEX-Bank on the non-recourse financing of a 30.1 MWp PV- and 45.8 MWp Wind-Projects Portfolio in France, consisting of the four photovoltaic plants of the Cap Découverte project, the two wind plants of the Raucourt II project and the three wind plants of the Bussy-Lettrée project with NEOEN S.A.S. as project sponsor.

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23 05 2016

EVR Holdings acquires MelodyVR for £5.12 Million

Fieldfisher advises EVR Holdings on the deal

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23 05 2016

China Construction Bank opens its first Chilean branch

Morales & Besa advised China Construction Bank (CCB) in obtaining the final regulatory sign-off for the Asian bank to open its first branch in Chile.

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23 05 2016

BW LPG secures $221 Million KSURE-backed secured debt financing

Watson Farley & Williams advised ING Bank N.V. as global co-ordinator and a mandated lead arranger on the US$221m KSURE-backed secured debt financing to Oslo-listed BW LPG, in relation to the funding of four VLGC new build vessels

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23 05 2016

Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A., Hyundai Motor Brasil Montadora de Automóveis Ltda. and Hyundai Capital Services, Inc. form a JV in Brazil

Demarest advised Hyundai Motor Brasil Montadora de Automóveis Ltda. and Hyundai Capital Services Inc. on the transaction

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23 05 2016

Aviva plc issued a CAD 450 million 4.5% Tier 3 Fixed Rate Notes under its £7 billion Euro Note Programme

Slaughter and May advised Aviva plc on its issue of CAD 450 million 4.5% Tier 3 Fixed Rate Notes under its £7 billion Euro Note Programme.

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21 05 2016

Thomson Reuters’ $500 Million Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters, in connection with a registered public offering of US$500 million aggregate principal amount of 3.35% notes due 2026 by Thomson Reuters Corporation.

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21 05 2016

Medanito S.A.'s $12.7 Million Notes Offering

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi Abogados and Tanoira Cassagne Abogados have advised on the transaction

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21 05 2016

Fras-le $86.7 million share offering

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr., Quiroga Advogados and Pinheiro Neto Advogados have advised on the deal

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21 05 2016

EQT Corporation's $796 million Shares of Common Stock Offering

Simpson Thacher recently represented the underwriters, led by Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in a registered public offering of 12,075,000 shares of common stock of EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT), resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $796 million.

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21 05 2016

Baring Private Equity Asia Acquires 35% Stake in TELUS International

Ropes & Gray represented Baring Private Equity Asia in its acquisition of a 35 percent stake in TELUS International. The agreement values TELUS International at CAD1.2 billion, with TELUS Corporation shareholders retaining a 65 percent interest in the business.

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21 05 2016

Banco de Crédito e Inversiones' Rights Offering and Private Placement of Common Shares

Simpson Thacher represented Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (Bci) in connection with (i) a rights offering to subscribe up to 10,737,300 common shares in reliance upon Rule 801 and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and (ii) the private placement of common shares in reliance upon Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and Regulation S under the Securities Act. Approximately 97.4% of the shareholders of Bci exercised their subscription rights in the rights offering and Bci raised approximately US$400 million in the transaction.

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21 05 2016

Azrieli Group acquires Buy 2 Networks Inc. for NIS 70 million

Barnea & Co. represented Azrieli Group in its acquisition of the eCommerce platform and activities of Buy 2 Networks Inc., a public company traded on the TASE.

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20 05 2016

Playbuzz Ltd.'s $15 Million Financing Round

Shenhav & Co. represented Saban, leading a $15M financing round of Playbuzz Ltd, a viral online content publishing platform founded in 2012 by Shaul Olmert and Tom Pachys. Other investors included Disney, Firstime Ventures, Carmel Ventures and 83 North.

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20 05 2016

Mylan acquires the topical pharmaceutical business of Renaissance for $950 million in cash

RoundTable Healthcare Partners announced that its portfolio company Renaissance Acquisition Holdings, LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its topical pharmaceutical business to Mylan N.V. for $950 million in cash at closing, plus additional contingent payments of up to $50 million, subject to customary adjustments.

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20 05 2016

FMC merges with Technip in a $13 Billion Deal

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Latham & Watkins and Veil Jourde have advised on the deal

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20 05 2016

ROS AGRO PLC's $250 Million Equity Offering

White & Case LLP has advised J.P. Morgan, UBS and VTB Capital as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on a US$250 million, Rule 144A/Regulation S equity offering by ROS AGRO PLC of global depositary receipts listed on the London Stock Exchange and MICEX Stock Exchange.

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20 05 2016

Nubank secures $53 Million Credit facility

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados have advised on the deal

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20 05 2016

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. acquires 18 First Niagara Bank branches in the Buffalo Federal Reserve banking market

Simpson Thacher is representing KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) in connection with its agreement to sell 18 First Niagara Bank branches in the Buffalo Federal Reserve banking market, with approximately $1.7 billion in deposits and $500 million in loans, to Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQGS: NWBI).

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20 05 2016

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated Reopens of Preferred Securities Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented Wells Fargo Securities as representative of the underwriters in connection with the registered offering by Huntington Bancshares Incorporated of 8 million depositary shares, each representing a 1/40 interest in a share of its 6.250% Series D non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock.

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20 05 2016

Eclipx Group's $120 Million block trade

Clayton Utz has acted for funds advised by Ironbridge Capital Management (Ironbridge Funds) on the $120 million+ block trade of 38,000,000 shares held by the Ironbridge Funds in Eclipx Group Limited (Eclipx).

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20 05 2016

Corral Petroleum Holdings AB's €570 million Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers, led by Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Corral Petroleum Holdings AB (publ), the parent company of Preem AB (publ), of (i) EUR 570 million aggregate principal amount of its 11.75% / 13.25% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2021 and (ii) SEK 500 million aggregate principal amount of its 12.25% / 13.75% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2021.

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20 05 2016

AK Steel's $263 Million Common Stock Offering

Davis Polk advised the representatives of the underwriters in an SEC-registered offering of 59.8 million shares of common stock of AK Steel Holding Corporation for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $263 million.

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19 05 2016

Nederlandse Waterschapsbank Bank N.V.'s €60 Billion Debt Issuance Program Update

Davis Polk advised Nederlandse Waterschapsbank Bank N.V. in connection with the annual update of its €60 billion Rule 144A/Regulation S debt issuance program. In the 12 months prior to the update, Davis Polk advised NWB Bank in connection with senior notes issuances totaling €3.65 billion.

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19 05 2016

MUFG Investor Services Completes Acquisition of Capital Analytics

Ropes & Gray represented MUFG Investor Services, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, in its acquisition of Capital Analytics, which was completed on May 1. Prior to the acquisition, Capital Analytics was the private equity administration business of Neuberger Berman Group.

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19 05 2016

MKS Instruments Inc.’s secures $ 830 Million Financing for the Acquisition of Newport Corporation

Paul Hastings LLP represented Barclays Bank PLC, as initial lender and agent under a $780 million term loan facility, and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as initial lender and agent, and Barclays and HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as initial lenders under a $50 million asset-based credit facility, both to MKS Instruments Inc. (“MKS”).

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19 05 2016

KKR Sells 3,700,000 shares in Tarkett S.A. for €101 Million

Simpson Thacher acted as counsel to KKR in connection with the sale by KKR International Flooring 2 S.à r.l. of an aggregate of 3,700,000 shares in Tarkett S.A. (“Tarkett”). The sale represented approximately 5.8% of Tarkett’s issued share capital and raised gross proceeds of approximately €101 million.

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19 05 2016

Gold Road Resources' A$74 Million Equity Raising

Clayton Utz has advised Macquarie Capital (Australia) Limited and Argonaut Securities Pty Limited, as Joint Lead Managers, in connection with the A$74 million raising by ASX-listed Gold Road Resources Limited.

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19 05 2016

Crede CG III, Ltd. v. 22nd Century Group, Inc.

Olshan client Crede CG III Ltd. filed a $250 million suit in New York federal court against 22nd Century, Inc.

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19 05 2016

CommScope Holding Company, Inc.'s 20 Million Shares of Common Stock Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, Barclays Capital Inc. and Credit Suisse (USA) LLC, in connection with a secondary offering by a fund affiliated with The Carlyle Group of 20 million shares of common stock of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM) (“CommScope”), resulting in net proceeds of $578 million to the selling stockholder.

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18 05 2016

Philip Morris International Inc.'s €500 Million and $1 Billion Debt Offerings

Simpson Thacher represented Banco Santander, S.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Société Générale as joint bookrunning managers in connection with a registered public offering by Philip Morris International Inc. of €500 million of 2% Notes due 2036 to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The offering closed on May 9, 2016. The Firm also represented Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Santander Investment Securities Inc. and Société Générale as joint bookrunning managers in connection with a registered public offering by Philip Morris International Inc. of $500 million of 2.125% Notes due 2023 and $500 million of 4.25% Notes due 2044 to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The offering closed on May 10, 2016.

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18 05 2016

US$11m placing and AIM admission for SDX Energy Inc.

Fladgate has advised Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (as nominated adviser and joint broker) and FirstEnergy Capital (as joint broker) on a US$11m placing for SDX Energy Inc., together with its proposed admission to AIM.

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18 05 2016

Suddenlink's 1.5 Billion Senior Secured Bond Offering

Paul Hastings LLP has advised JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and RBC in connection with the $1.5 billion senior secured bond issued by Suddenlink.

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18 05 2016

Red Rock Resorts Inc.'s $531 million Initial Public Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters on the $531 million initial public offering by Red Rock Resorts Inc. of 27,250,000 shares of its Class A common stock. The Class A common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “RRR.”

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18 05 2016

Philip Morris International Inc.'s €500 Million and $1 Billion Debt Offerings

Simpson Thacher represented Banco Santander, S.A., Barclays Bank PLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Société Générale as joint bookrunning managers in connection with a registered public offering by Philip Morris International Inc. of €500 million of 2% Notes due 2036 to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The offering closed on May 9, 2016. The Firm also represented Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Santander Investment Securities Inc. and Société Générale as joint bookrunning managers in connection with a registered public offering by Philip Morris International Inc. of $500 million of 2.125% Notes due 2023 and $500 million of 4.25% Notes due 2044 to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The offering closed on May 10, 2016.

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18 05 2016

Peet Limited’s $75 Million Bonds Offering

Gilbert + Tobin has advised National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) , as sole arranger and lead manager, on Peet Limited’s (Peet) $75 million offer of simple corporate bonds

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18 05 2016

Nordea Life Assurance acquires large residential property in Helsinki from LocalTapiola

Merilampi has advised Nordea Life Assurance Finland Ltd in the acquisition of limited liability housing company Asunto Oy Helsingin Vanhalinna from LocalTapiola General Mutual Insurance Company and LocalTapiola Mutual Life Insurance Company.

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18 05 2016

MSH International acquires Expat Insurance Pte Ltd.

Colin Ng & Partners LLP acted for the founder and seller of Expat Insurance Pte Ltd. on its sale to MSH International in April 2016.

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18 05 2016

Lone Star Value Management, LLC entered into a cooperation agreement with Rentech, Inc.

Olshan has advised Lone Star Value Management, LLC

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18 05 2016

Hanesbrands Inc.'s $1.8 Billion Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in connection with an offering by Hanesbrands Inc. of $ $900 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.625% Senior Notes due 2024 and $900 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.875% Senior Notes due 2026.

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18 05 2016

Guardiola Invest SA transfers control in Azurtis SA to J&J Group SA

White & Case LLP has advised Guardiola Invest SA on the transfer of its control in Azurtis SA to J&J Group SA, a company incorporated by Cédric Galoux-Wittevrouw, the founder of Azurtis.

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18 05 2016

First Reserve on its agreement to acquire a subset of the international power transmission and distribution division of Crompton Greaves Limited

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has advised First Reserve on its agreement to acquire a subset of the international power transmission and distribution division of Crompton Greaves Limited.

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18 05 2016

Cirsa Funding Luxembourg S.A.'s €450 Million Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch as initial purchaser in an offering of €450 million of 5.75% senior notes due 2021 issued by Cirsa Funding Luxembourg S.A. and guaranteed by Cirsa Gaming Corporation, S.A. (“Cirsa”) and certain of its subsidiaries.

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18 05 2016

BPN - Créditos's $35.3 Million Notes Offering

Tanoira Cassagne Abogados acted as legal counsel in the framework of the constitution of the Global Issuance Program of Trust Securities "BPN - Créditos" for an amount of up $35.3 Million

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18 05 2016

Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners to acquire Vertafore

Ropes & Gray represented TPG Capital and portfolio company Vertafore in the proposed sale of Vertafore to Bain Capital Private Equity and Vista Equity Partners.

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17 05 2016

China Jianyin Investment Ltd. acquires SGD Pharma from Oaktree

Oaktree is advised by J.P. Morgan and Lazard on financial matters and by Weil, Gotshal & Manges on legal matters. JIC is advised by Rothschild on financial matters and by Bredin Prat on legal matters. EY Law has advised China Jianyin Investment Ltd with the DueDiligence

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17 05 2016

Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp to acquire TLA Worldwide plc for $100 Million

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP are acting as lead US and UK counsel to Atlantic in relation to the Offer. Ogier is acting as British Virgin Islands legal counsel to Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp.

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17 05 2016

Allianz Capital Partners acquires three wind parks in Finland

Krogerus advised Allianz Capital Partners GmbH on its acquisition of three wind parks in Finland from Portofino New Energy B.V., which is owned by Impax New Energy Investors II LP.

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17 05 2016

The Sohar IWP project reaches financial Close

Hogan Lovells has advised the mandated lead arrangers on the successful project financing of the Sohar independent water producer ("IWP") project in the Sultanate of Oman.

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17 05 2016

Micron Technology’s $1.25 Billion Senior Secured Notes Offering and $750 Million Senior Secured Term Loan Facility

Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers, led by Morgan Stanley, in connection with Micron Technology, Inc.’s offering of 7.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 in an aggregate principal amount of $1.25 billion. The notes were offered in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Firm also represented Morgan Stanley and the other Arrangers in connection with Micron Technology’s $750 million senior secured Term Loan B facility.

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17 05 2016

Hellman & Friedman to Acquire MultiPlan

Simpson Thacher is representing Hellman & Friedman in connection with entering into a definitive agreement to acquire control of MultiPlan, Inc. from Starr Investment Holdings LLC and Partners Group. Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented MultiPlan and Starr Investment in the deal.

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17 05 2016

Ford Motor Credit Company’s $2.25 Billion Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. as joint book-running managers and ANZ Securities, BB Securities Ltd. and BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC as co-managers in connection with Ford Motor Credit Company LLC’s offering of its $1.25 million aggregate principal amount of 2.021% notes due May 3, 2019, and $1 million aggregate principal amount of 3.096% notes due May 4, 2023.

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17 05 2016

Empresa Eléctrica Angamos S.A. Cash Tender Offer

Davis Polk advised the dealer manager in connection with a “modified Dutch Auction” cash tender offer by Empresa Eléctrica Angamos S.A. for up to $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.875% senior secured notes due 2029.

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17 05 2016

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica’s $500 Million Senior Notes Offering

Banco Nacional de Costa Rica’s US$500 Million Senior Notes Offering

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17 05 2016

American Tower Corporation’s $1 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented the underwriters, led by Barclays, BBVA, Mizuho Securities, RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities as joint bookrunning managers, in connection with an offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.375% senior notes due 2026 by American Tower Corporation.

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17 05 2016

Allianz Capital Partners acquires three wind parks in Finland

Krogerus advised Allianz Capital Partners GmbH on its acquisition of three wind parks in Finland from Portofino New Energy B.V., which is owned by Impax New Energy Investors II LP.

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16 05 2016

Sigma, S.A. de C.V.'s $1 billion Notes Offering

Paul Hastings LLP represented Sigma, S.A. de C.V., one of the largest branded refrigerated foods companies in the world, in an international bond offering.

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16 05 2016

PSP on termination of Isolux infrastructure JV

Linklaters has advised PSP on the termination of the Isolux Infrastructure joint venture with Isolux Corsan.

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16 05 2016

Octante Securitizadora S.A.'s $285 Million Agribusiness Receivables Offering

Demarest has advised on the transaction

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16 05 2016

McCain acquires a majority stake in Van Geloven B.V. from TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P.

Sidley advised TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. on the sale of a majority stake in Van Geloven B.V., suppliers of a full range of frozen convenience foods, to international frozen foods leader McCain.

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16 05 2016

JD.com, Inc. $1 Billion SEC-Registered Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint bookrunners and representatives of the underwriters for JD.com’s debut SEC-registered debt offering, consisting of $500 million of its 3.125% notes due 2021 and $500 million of its 3.875% notes due 2026

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16 05 2016

EQT acquires Finnish early education service provider Touhula Varhaiskasvatus Oy

EQT Mid Market has acquired a majority ownership in Touhula Varhaiskasvatus Oy, a Finnish early education service provider, from Cor Group Oy, Industry Investment, Norvestia Plc and the acting management.

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16 05 2016

Deutsche Bank secures dismissal in a False Claims Act lawsuit

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a unanimous decision affirming the dismissal with prejudice of a whistleblower False Claims Act lawsuit against Deutsche Bank

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16 05 2016

CCF Créditos 11 Financial Trust's $17,5 Notes Offering

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal has advised on the transaction

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16 05 2016

Brixmor's $503 Million Common Stock Secondary Offering

Simpson Thacher represented certain investment funds affiliated with The Blackstone Group L.P. in connection with a $503 million secondary offering, consisting of 20,000,000 shares of common stock of Brixmor Property Group Inc. at a public offering price of $25.2 per share.

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16 05 2016

Banco Sabadell sells non-performing loans for €980 million

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira has advised Banco Sabadell on the deal

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16 05 2016

Banco Latinoamericano de Comericio Exterior, S.A.'s $86 Million Securities Offering

Holland & Knight represented Banco Latinoamericano de Comericio Exterior, S.A. (Bladex) in a 1.5 billion pesos ($86 million) issuance and offer of securities.

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16 05 2016

Angeleno Group acquires a minority stake in Soraa, Inc. for $50 million

Angeleno Group, LLC signed an agreement to acquire a minority stake in Soraa, Inc., a manufacturer of LED products made from gallium nitride substrates, for $50 million.

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13 05 2016

Veritas Capital acquires Verisk’s health care services for $820 million

Davis Polk is advising Verisk Analytics, Inc. in connection with the $820 million sale of Verisk’s health care services business, Verisk Health, to Veritas Capital.

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13 05 2016

Quintiles to Merge with IMS Health

Weil Gotshal & Manges, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Sullivan & Cromwell, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell, Bryan Cave, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have advised on the deal.

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13 05 2016

Province of Ontario $1 Billion Global Bond Offering

Davis Polk advised the underwriters in connection with the offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.50% bonds due April 27, 2026, issued by the Province of Ontario.

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13 05 2016

OTAP acquires Carey Group's international pensions business

Overseas Trust and Pension Limited (OTAP) has reached an agreement with Carey Group to take over Carey's international pensions business, Carey Pensions and Benefits Limited (CPBL).

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13 05 2016

Nacional Financiera Completes Offering of International Certificados Bursátiles

Simpson Thacher represented Nacional Financiera, Sociedad Nacional de Crédito, Institución de Banca de Desarrollo (“Nafin”) in connection with the placement and sale of 6.2% Certificados Bursátiles due 2026 (Cebures) issued by Nafin together with other debt securities offered to the public in Mexico that was registered with the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores

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13 05 2016

Morgan Stanley's $3.5 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley in connection with its SEC-registered global offering of $3.5 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes, consisting of $2.5 billion 2.50% fixed-rate notes due 2021 and $1 billion floating-rate notes due 2021.

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13 05 2016

General Motors Financial Company, Inc. $3 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers on an SEC-registered offering by General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (“GM Financial”) of $400 million aggregate principal amount of floating-rate senior notes due 2019, $1.4 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.400% senior notes due 2019 and $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.700% senior notes due 2023. The notes are guaranteed by AmeriCredit Financial Services, Inc., the principal U.S. operating subsidiary of GM Financial.

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13 05 2016

GE Capital agrees to sale its Australia & NZ commercial finance business

Ashurst acted for a Consortium in respect of the acquisition, financing and transaction structuring of the A$1.6 billion acquisition of GE's Australian and New Zealand commercial finance business.

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13 05 2016

BBVA acquires Finnish banking startup Holvi

Borenius advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) in its acquisition of Holvi, a Helsinki-based online business banking service, as it seeks to expand its portfolio of digital businesses to complement the Group’s overall transformation process. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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13 05 2016

American International Group sells $1.2 billion stake in PICC Property and Casualty Co Ltd

Debevoise & Plimpton is advising American International Group in the sale of a $1.2 billion stake in PICC Property and Casualty Co Ltd.

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12 05 2016

Synergy Resources Corporation's $251.8 Million Common Stock Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers in connection with an SEC-registered common stock offering of 45,000,000 shares of common stock of Synergy Resources Corporation. The net proceeds from the offering were approximately $251.8 million, which Synergy Resources Corporation intends to use to finance a portion of its contemplated acquisition of additional assets in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado.

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12 05 2016

SecureWorks Corp.'s $112 Million Initial Public Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters on the $112 million initial public offering by SecureWorks Corp. of 8,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock.

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12 05 2016

LocalTapiola divests prime residential portfolio in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

Avance has advised LocalTapiola Real Estate Asset Management Ltd in the divestment of an approximately EUR 80 million prime residential portfolio from the Tapiola KR IV Ky fund to Bayerische Versorgungskammer advised by Capman Real Estate.

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12 05 2016

Hämeen Laaturemontti accquires Nesco Group from Vaaka Partners

Borenius advised Vaaka Partners in the sale of the Nesco Group to Hämeen Laaturemontti.

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12 05 2016

Greenko Group plc's issued high yield US$550 million due 2019

Ashurst advised Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch and J.P. Morgan Securities plc as the solicitation agents in relation to Greenko Group plc's consent solicitation seeking consents to certain amendments and waivers from holders of its outstanding high yield US$550 million 8.00% senior notes due 2019.

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12 05 2016

Ensco plc $606.3 Million Ordinary Shares Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers in connection with an SEC-registered offering of 65,550,000 Class A ordinary shares of Ensco plc. Included in the shares are 8,550,000 shares sold by Ensco plc pursuant to the underwriters’ exercise in full of their option to purchase additional shares.

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12 05 2016

EclecticIQ has secured €5.5 million in Series A funding from INKEF Capital and KPN Ventures

​INKEF Capital, an Amsterdam-based venture capital firm that focuses on long-term collaboration and active support of innovative technology companies, and KPN Ventures, the venturing arm of KPN, have jointly done an investment in EclecticIQ.

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12 05 2016

BTG plc. to acquire Galil Medical for $110 Million

Galil Medical has agreed to be acquired by BTG plc. Willkie represented certain shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction valued at up to $110 million.

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12 05 2016

Alphabet Inc. Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations

Davis Polk advised the lead dealer manager for Alphabet Inc. in connection with the offers by Alphabet to exchange any and all outstanding $1 billion 3.625% notes due 2021 and $1 billion 3.375% notes due 2024 issued by Google Inc., Alphabet’s wholly owned subsidiary (collectively, the “Google Notes”), for new notes issued by Alphabet, and the related solicitations of consents to amend the indenture governing the Google Notes.

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11 05 2016

Yü Group Plc was admitted to trading on the AIM Market of London Stock Exchange

Fladgate LLP advised the nominated adviser and broker, Shore Capital, on the placing and admission to trading on the AIM Market of Yü Group PLC.

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11 05 2016

The Riverside Company acquires Jade Swimwear to Elite Sportswear platform

The Riverside Company acquires Jade Swimwear, dba Dolfin Swimwear to its Elite Sportswearplatform.

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11 05 2016

The Amsterdam Climate & Energy Fund invest in GrowX

The Amsterdam Climate & Energy Fund (AKEF) is investing in GrowX, which specializes in the building and exploitation of vertical farms.

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11 05 2016

MCAP Global Finance to acquire the 'Phoenix' portfolio from Bouwinvest

Stibbe acted as counsel to Deutsche Bank as lender on the acquisition by MCAP Global Finance, a London subsidiary of New York-based Marathon Asset Management, of a 19-property portfolio (the "Phoenix" portfolio) from a Dutch fund managed by Bouwinvest Real Estate Investment Management.

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11 05 2016

HomeToGo' $20 million Series B investment round

Willkie has advised Insight Venture Partners on the deal

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11 05 2016

GCA Savvian and Altium sign definitive Merger agreement to form GCA

GCA Savvian Corporation, a premier global investment bank, and Altium, a leading international mid-market financial advisory group, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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11 05 2016

Czech bank Moneta completed its IPO and listing on the Prague Stock Exchange

Slaughter and May advised MONETA Money Bank, a.s. (formerly known as GE Money Bank a.s.), a leading retail and expanding SME bank in the Czech Republic, and GE Capital International Holdings Limited (GECIHL), the previously sole shareholder of Moneta and part of the GE group, on the initial public offering of the majority of Moneta's shares.

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11 05 2016

Clayton Dubilier & Rice acquires Kalle GmbH from Silverfleet

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Kirkland & Ellis and Shearman Sterling have advised on the deal

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11 05 2016

CI Capital acquired Impact Sales, Inc.,

Paul, Weiss client CI Capital acquired Impact Sales, Inc., a Boise-based sales and marketing agency for consumer packaged goods manufacturers.

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11 05 2016

Berenberg financing the acquisition of Telio Group by DBAG

Ashurst advised Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG on the partial financing of the majority takeover of Telio Group by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and its fund DBAG Fund VI.

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11 05 2016

Bats Global Markets, Inc.'s $290.6 Million Initial Public Offering

Davis Polk advised Bats Global Markets, Inc. on its $290.6 million initial public offering of 15,295,000 common shares sold by certain selling shareholders, which included an upsize of 2,100,000 common shares before pricing and an additional 1,995,000 common shares from the subsequent full exercise of the underwriters’ exercise to purchase additional shares.

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11 05 2016

Avery Dennison to acquire Mactac Europe for €200 million

Jones Day acted as European counsel to Platinum Equity LLC in connection with the €200 million sale of the European and Asian businesses of Morgan Adhesives Company (“MACtac”) to Avery Dennison Corporation, a California based NYSE's traded multinational focusing on packaging materials and solutions.

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11 05 2016

Antea Participaties acquires all shares in Thermoware EPS Machinery

Lexence advised Antea Participaties on the acquisistion of all shares in Thermoware EPS Machinery. Antea bought the business together with Buy-In Manager Rik Lodders.

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11 05 2016

AerCap Holdings secures a US$650 million secured credit facility

Clifford Chance has advised a syndicate of banks on an up to US$650 million secured credit facility for AerCap Holdings N.V.

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10 05 2016

Wasserstein acquires leading global marketing solutions company Moss Inc.

Wasserstein & Co., LP , on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has acquired Moss Inc., the leading global provider of highly engineered, three-dimensional fabric structures and customized environmental branding solutions.

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10 05 2016

RB Capital Companhia de Securitização's $84 Million certificates of agribusiness receivables Offering

Demarest advised the issuer RB Capital Companhia de Securitização and the placement agent Banco Bradesco BBI S.A., in a exempted public offering of 294,500 certificates of agribusiness receivables issued by RB Capital Companhia de Securitização, amounting to BRL 294,500 million.

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10 05 2016

Qorvo to acquire IoT solution provider GreenPeak Technologies

Qorvo, a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GreenPeak Technologies, a leader in ultra-low power, short range RF communication technology.

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10 05 2016

O1 Group to sale 26% stake in Austrian CA Immo to IMMOFINANZ for EUR604 million

O1 Group has signed an agreement to sale a 26% stake in Austrian CA Immo AG to IMMOFINANZ AG for approximately EUR604 million.

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10 05 2016

Maana’s $26 million Series B funding Round

Vinson & Elkins advised Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, LLC, the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, in its lead investment in Maana’s $26 million Series B funding.

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10 05 2016

Kohlberg & Company LLC aquires Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Paul, Weiss client Kohlberg & Company LLC announced that it has acquired Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the global leader in third-party hotel management, from Thayer Lodging and Jin Jiang International Hotels.

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10 05 2016

KDB completes NZD200 million debt offering, in its first issue of “kauri” bonds

BKL advised Korea Development Bank (KDB) in the bank’s offering of NZD200 million (approx. USD140 million) Kauri bonds in New Zealand.

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10 05 2016

Azure Orbit III completed its bond issuance of totalling US$1 billion

Clifford Chance has advised the joint lead managers on the issue of US$400 million 2.125% guaranteed notes due 2019 and US$600 million 2.625% guaranteed notes due 2021 by Azure Orbit III International Finance Limited, and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Macau Branch.

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10 05 2016

Apex Technology acquires Lexmark International

King & Wood Mallesons has advised Apex Technology Co., Ltd. on successfully signing a definitive merger agreement with Lexmark International, Inc., a world renowned printing and software company.

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10 05 2016

Ahli Bank QSC offering of US$500 million 3.625% notes due 2021

Clifford Chance advised on the issuance of US$500 million 3.625% notes due 2021 by ABQ Finance Limited and guaranteed by Ahli Bank QSC.

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10 05 2016

Affinity Equity Partners in its acquisition of Burger King KoreaAffinity Equity Partners in its acquisition of Burger King Korea

Throughout the transaction, BKL successfully represented Affinity Equity Partners based on its wealth of transactional experience and dedicated legal service in all aspects of the transaction, including deal structuring, legal due diligence, negotiations and drafting of the definitive agreements, regulatory filings, as well as negotiations and drafting of global master franchise agreement.

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10 05 2016

AbbVie acquires Stemcentrx for $5.8 billion

Covington & Burling, Baker & McKenzie, Cooley LLP, Sullivan and Cromwell and Goodwin Procter have advised on the deal

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09 05 2016

Wellfleet Credit Partners' $358.5 Million Second CLO Offering

Dechert LLP advised Wellfleet Credit Partners on the closing of a US$358.5 million collateralized loan obligation, "Wellfleet CLO 2016-1." Wellfleet CLO 2016-1 is the second CLO issuance for Wellfleet, the performing credit business of Littlejohn & Co., LLC , a private investment firm.

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09 05 2016

Rovi acquires TiVo for $1.1 billion

Cooley is advising Rovi on its acquisition of TiVo for $1.1 billion, which will create a leader in the entertainment technology industry with a very strong history of innovation from both combining companies.

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09 05 2016

PVCred XXVI Financial Trust's $13 Million Notes Offering

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal acted as the legal advisor of the transaction

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09 05 2016

Indigo Minerals LLC $375 million Round Financing

Thompson & Knight LLP has represented Yorktown on the deal

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09 05 2016

Graham Partners acquires Acme Cryogenics

Dechert LLP advised Graham Partners, a private investment firm focused on investing in advanced manufacturing and industrial technology businesses, on the acquisition of Acme Cryogenics

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09 05 2016

AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. acquires ANV Holding B.V. for $218.7 million

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is advising AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., a multinational property and casualty insurer, in its acquisition of ANV Holding B.V. and its affiliates, a specialty insurance and reinsurance company, from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and ANV management for $218.7 million in cash.

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09 05 2016

AlliedBarton Security Services to merge with Universal Services of America

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP acted as legal counsel to Warburg Pincus and Universal Services of America. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP acted as legal counsel to Wendel and AlliedBarton Security Services, along with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, who acted as counsel with respect to executive compensation matters.

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09 05 2016

Diversis Capital acquires the majority of assets of Caligor RX

Arnold & Porter LLP’s London office advised Los Angeles-based private equity firm Diversis Capital on its recent acquisition of the majority of assets of Caligor RX

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07 05 2016

USI Insurance Services continues Employee Benefits expansion with acquisition of Hanratty & Associates, Inc.

USI Insurance Services has acquired Hanratty & Associates, Inc. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Hanratty & Associates has been providing employee benefits and consulting for nearly 40 years. The employees will remain at their current Plymouth location. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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07 05 2016

Guatemala's $700 Million Bond Offering

Consortium, Shearman & Sterling, Simpson Thacher & Barlett and Cuestas PPQ have advised on the transaction

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07 05 2016

Successful Activist Campaign at United Continental Holdings

SRZ represented Altimeter Capital Management LP in connection with a successful activist campaign at United Continental Holdings Inc., the parent company to United Airlines.

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07 05 2016

Stella Point Capital, LLC and its portfolio company, RightPoint Consulting LLC acquire Oasis Technology Partners

Fried Frank acted as counsel to Stella Point Capital, LLC and its portfolio company, RightPoint Consulting LLC, in the company’s acquisition of Oasis Technology Partners.

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07 05 2016

Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. acquires ExamWorks Group, Inc. for $2.2 billion

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Evercore Group L.L.C. are serving as financial advisors to ExamWorks. Paul Hastings LLP is serving as legal advisor to ExamWorks. Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal advisor to Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. Fully committed debt financing is being provided by affiliates of BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., each of which is also serving as a financial advisor to Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

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07 05 2016

Ardian Acquires Gantner

Willkie, Binder Grösswang and Frieders, Tassul & Partner have advised on the deal

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06 05 2016

Quorum Health Corporation's $400 million high yield senior debt offering

Cravath represented the initial purchasers, led by Credit Suisse, in connection with the US$400 million high yield senior debt offering of Quorum Health Corporation.

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06 05 2016

Follett acquires Baker & Taylor from Castle Harlan

SRZ represented Castle Harlan Inc. and Castle Harlan Partners IV LP in the sale of its portfolio company Baker & Taylor, a global leader in the delivery of print and digital books and other multimedia products, to Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions Jones Day acted as legal counsel to Follett Corporation.

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06 05 2016

Firm Capital Mortgage Investment Corporation Completes $25.4 Million Bought Deal Financing

Cassels Brock represented Firm Capital on the transaction

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06 05 2016

Cousins Properties to Merge with Parkway Properties, Spin-off Combined Houston Assets into New REIT

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as financial advisors to Cousins Properties, and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz served as legal counsel. The Eastdil Secured group of Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and BofA Merrill Lynch acted as financial advisors to Parkway, and Hogan Lovells US LLP served as legal counsel.

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06 05 2016

Charter Communications' $1.5 Million Notes Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the Rule 144A offering of $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.500% Senior Notes due 2026 by CCO Holdings, LLC and CCO Holdings Capital Corp., indirect subsidiaries of Charter Communications, Inc.

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06 05 2016

Bridge Growth Partners Acquires Majority Interest in Solace Systems

Willkie has advise Bridge Growth Partners, LLC on the deal

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06 05 2016

B2B analytics startup Mintigo raises $15 million for growth

Predictive business-to-business analytics startup Mintigo raised $15 million in Series D funding on Tuesday to support growth. Returning investor Sequoia Capital led the round. The company has raised $34 million to date from backers such as Giza Venture Capital and Adams Street Partners.

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05 05 2016

NBCUniversal acquires DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

Davis Polk & Wardwell, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Munger Tolles & Olson and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison have advised on the transaction.

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05 05 2016

UBS Wealth Management on $471 Million Oncology Impact Fund

King & Wood Mallesons has advised UBS Wealth Management, the world’s largest global wealth manager, on the final closing of its $471 million UBS Oncology Impact Fund, an impact investing initiative aimed at developing cancer treatments.

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05 05 2016

The State Treasury of the Republic of Poland's $1.75 Billion Registered Debt Offering

Cravath represented the underwriters, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank Securities and J.P. Morgan Securities, in connection with the US$1.75 billion registered debt offering of The State Treasury of the Republic of Poland.

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05 05 2016

The Heron Tower Property Unit Trust refinances Salesforce Tower in London

Olswang has acted for the Trustees of The Heron Tower Property Unit Trust in connection with the successful refinancing of the Salesforce Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2 by way of a £400m investment facility underwritten by ING and LBBW.

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05 05 2016

Prime Security Services Borrower, LLC secures financing for the acquisition of ADT Corporation

Cahill represented Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Citigroup Global Markets and RBC Capital Markets in connection with several capital markets transactions effectuated in connection with the acquisition of The ADT Corporation (“ADT”), a leading provider of monitored security, interactive residential and commercial automation solutions, and related monitored services in North America, by Prime Security Services Borrower, LLC (with its subsidiaries, “Protection 1”), a leading full-service business and home security company in the United States owned by certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC. ADT stockholders received $42.00 per share in cash in exchange for their shares of ADT common stock, which when combined with Protection 1, represents an aggregate transaction value of approximately $15 billion.

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05 05 2016

Precyse Acquisition Corp. secures $510 Million Credit Facility

Cahill represented Barclays Bank as administrative agent and lead arranger and JPMorgan Chase Bank, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Jefferies Finance, and Bain Capital Credit as lead arrangers in connection with the $510,000,000 credit facility, comprised of a $460,000,000 First Lien Term B loan and a $50,000,000 revolving credit agreement for Precyse Acquisition Corp., a subsidiary of Precyse Solutions LLC

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05 05 2016

NBCUniversal acquires DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

Davis Polk & Wardwell, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Munger Tolles & Olson and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison have advised on the transaction.

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05 05 2016

Ingenious Real Estate signs a £50 million JV agreement with Mount Audley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Ingenious Real Estate, the property division of alternative investment firm Ingenious, on a joint venture with property developer, Mount Audley

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05 05 2016

Goldman Sachs to acquire Continental Bakeries from NPM Capital

Gleiss Lutz has advised US investment bank Goldman Sachs on all aspects of German law in connection with its proposed acquisition of the bakery group Continental Bakeries.

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05 05 2016

Global Risk Partners Backs LONMAR’s MBO

Watson Farley & Williams advised Global Risk Partners Limited, the independent insurance intermediary, on its backing of the management buyout (“MBO”) of specialist Lloyd’s broker Lonmar Global Risks.

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05 05 2016

FortisBC Energy's $300 Million Notes Offering

Cassels Brock acted for the dealers

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05 05 2016

Ensco PLC completed its placing of ordinary shares to raise approx $606 million

Slaughter and May advised Ensco PLC on a placing of ordinary shares to raise approximately $606 million.

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05 05 2016

Dutch private banks Theodoor Gilissen and Insinger de Beaufort to merge

Houthoff Buruma has advised Insinger de Beaufort in the recent intended merger with Theodoor Gilissen to create a new private bank with more than EUR 20 billion of assets under management.

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05 05 2016

Capvis Equity Partners acquires Hennecke Group from ADCURAM

Hengeler Mueller is advising Capvis on the transaction

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04 05 2016

Vernalis plc's £40 Million secondary placing

BLP has advised Canaccord Genuity (joint bookrunner and Nominated Adviser) and Shore Capital Stockbrokers (joint bookrunner) on a £40m secondary placing by AIM-listed pharmaceutical company Vernalis plc

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04 05 2016

Premier Energy and Water Trust PLC £26 Million Share Offering

Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Premier Energy and Water Trust PLC on the establishment of a placing programme of ordinary shares.

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04 05 2016

Mortgage Advice (Bureau) Holdings plc's £27 Million block trade sale

BLP has advised Canaccord Genuity (joint bookrunner) and Zeus Capital (joint bookrunner and Nominated Adviser) on a £27m block trade sale by existing management shareholders of AIM-listed Mortgage Advice (Bureau) Holdings plc

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04 05 2016

Livingbridge invests in Direct Ferries

Olswang advised on Livingbridge's investment in the ferry price comparison website provider, Direct Ferries

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04 05 2016

Indigo Minerals LLC's $375 million Funding Round

Indigo was advised by Jefferies LLC and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Trilantic North America was advised by Latham & Watkins LLP. The Martin Companies were advised by their general counsel, Ray Brown. Yorktown was advised by Thompson & Knight LLP. Ridgemont was advised by Troutman Sanders LLP.

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04 05 2016

CMP German Opportunity Fund III raises €250 Million

P+P Pöllath + Partners and Arendt & Medernach have advised on the transaction

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04 05 2016

Blis secures a $25 million financing to continue its expansion into new markets

Blis, the global pioneer in advanced location data technology, has secured $25 million in funding from major new investors Endeit Capital, Beringea US and Unilever Ventures, alongside additional debt facilities provided by Silicon Valley Bank.

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04 05 2016

Arrow Global issued a EUR 230 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2023

Arrow Global Group plc, one of Europe’s leading purchasers and managers of debt, issued by Arrow Global Finance plc an EUR 230 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2023.

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03 05 2016

Samsung Asset Management launches the first crude oil exchange traded fund

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has advised Samsung Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited on the listing of the first crude oil exchange traded fund (‘ETF’) ever in Hong Kong.

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03 05 2016

Partners Group in Its Equity Investment in Silicon Ranch Corporation

A Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP deal team led by corporate partner John Franchini has advised global private markets investment manager Partners Group in its equity investment in Silicon Ranch Corporation, a leading developer, owner and operator of solar energy facilities in the US.

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03 05 2016

Panther Logistics' £17 million Buyout

Gowling WLG has advised leading mid-market private equity firm LDC on its £17 million buy-out of Panther Logistics.

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03 05 2016

North East Finance's £17 Million extension of JEREMIE programme

Ward Hadaway has advised North East Finance on the operational set-up of the JEREMIE holding company and oversaw the final stages of the appointment of the individual fund managers.

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03 05 2016

Marlin Equity Partners on the acquisition of Marketing Applications from Teradata

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has advised investment firm Marlin Equity Partners on the acquisition of Marketing Applications from Teradata Corporation.

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03 05 2016

Largest IPO of 2016 in Europe

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has acted as international legal counsel for UBS AG, Credit Suisse AG, and the underwriting syndicate on the Swiss IPO of VAT Group AG.

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03 05 2016

European Energy A/S secures €64.5 Million financing to develop Danish Vandel solar park

Watson Farley Williams has advised HSH Nordbank AG on the financing of the Danish Vandel solar park. HSH Nordbank provided a long-term financing of €64.5 m to developer European Energy A/S for Vandel, which is located in the community of Vandel/Billund in Denmark.

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03 05 2016

CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in Tipico Group

Freshfields has advised CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in Germany’s market-leading private sports betting group Tipico on regulatory, finance and antitrust matters

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03 05 2016

Cubic-City's $300 Million Series C Round Financing

Zhong Lun Advised on AVIC Trust’s Cross-Border Investment on Cubic City

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03 05 2016

Cinven and CPPIB on agreement to acquire Hotelbeds Group

Freshfields has advised leading European private equity firm, Cinven, and global investment management organisation, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, on their agreement to acquire Hotelbeds Group from Tui AG.

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03 05 2016

Cash America International, Inc. merges with First Cash Financial Services, Inc.

Covington advised Jefferies LLC as financial advisor to Cash America International, Inc. in connection with its merger with First Cash Financial Services, Inc. The pro-forma market value of equity of the transaction is valued at approximately $2.4 billion.

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03 05 2016

Balanced Return Fund Ltd. et al v. Royal Bank of Canada, et al

Seward & Kissel attorneys secured a victory at New York's Appellate Division, First Department, affirming a decision by the New York Supreme Court granting summary judgment to RBC and affiliated entities and dismissing a $140M lawsuit.

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30 04 2016

TMF Trust Company (Argentina) S.A. and Banco Mariva S.A. securitized personal loans, through the creation of Financial Trust AMES Serie VII

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal acted as the legal advisors of the Settlor, the Arranger and the Information Agent

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30 04 2016

Target Corporation's $2 Billion Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in connection with an offering by Target Corporation of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.5% Notes due 2026 and $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.625% Notes due 2046.

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30 04 2016

NORD/LB finances the acquisition of INTER-FORUM and Syntela IT

Watson Farley & Williams advised Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale and NORD/LB Luxembourg SA Covered Bond Bank on the acquisition financing of INTER-FORUM GmbH and Syntela IT-Dienstleistungs GmbH by Bregal Funds.

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30 04 2016

CRX Markets implements a supply chain finance program for the Vattenfall group

Baker & McKenzie advised CRX Markets AG, Munich, on the structuring and implementation of a supply chain finance program for the Vattenfall group.

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29 04 2016

Twiggle's $12.5 million Funding Round

Shenhav & Co., Advocates & Notary represented State of Mind Ventures of Pinchas Buchris and Yuval Baharav, in the closing of a US$ 12.5 million funding round in Twiggle, an advanced searching engine startup.

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29 04 2016

Meijer Realty Partners acquires ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling

Simmons & Simmons has advised Meijer Realty Partners on its acquisition of a.s.r. Vastgoed Ontwikkeling, the coveted Dutch company that holds a.s.r.’s real estate development business.

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29 04 2016

LinkDoc Technology Limited's Series B investment Round

Paul Hastings has represented Ally Bridge Group (“ABG”), a global healthcare-focused investment group, in its Series B investment into LinkDoc Technology Limited ("LinkDoc"), a leading oncology big data company based in China, alongside other leading Chinese and international investors.

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29 04 2016

GoDaddy Inc. $574 Million Secondary Offering

Davis Polk advised the representatives of the several underwriters, in connection with a secondary offering of 18,975,000 shares of Class A common stock of GoDaddy Inc. by certain of GoDaddy’s existing stockholders, which includes the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional securities. GoDaddy’s Class A common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GDDY.”

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29 04 2016

Fosun acquires Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories Ltd. for $77.2 Million

HFN, Gornitzky and Barnea & Co. have advised on the deal

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29 04 2016

Evercore Partners Completes $170 Million Private Placement of Senior Notes

Simpson Thacher represented Evercore Partners Inc. in connection with its private placement of $170 million aggregate principal amount of notes, consisting of 4.88% Senior Notes due 2021, 5.23% Senior Notes due 2023, 5.48% Senior Notes due 2026 and 5.58% Senior Notes due 2028, to a group of insurance companies.

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29 04 2016

EverBank Financial Corp's $90 Million Subordinated Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters Incapital LLC and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. in connection with the registered public offering of $90 million aggregate principal amount of 6% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2026 by EverBank Financial Corp.

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29 04 2016

Enlarged Amryt Pharma joins Aim after reverse takeover of Fastnet

Orrick acted for Shore Capital, Stifel and The Davy Group, the investment banking syndicate advising on the reverse takeover of Amryt Pharmaceuticals by cash shell Fastnet Equity plc.

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29 04 2016

Canopy Growth Corporation's $11.5 Million common shares offering

Wildeboer Dellelce acted for the underwriters on the transaction

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29 04 2016

Banco Latinoamericano de Comericio Exterior, S.A. $86 Million Securities Offering

Holland & Knight represented Banco Latinoamericano de Comericio Exterior, S.A. (Bladex) in a 1.5 billion pesos (US$86 million) issuance and offer of securities.

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29 04 2016

Arrowhead Electrical Products, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, acquires C&E companies

Jones Day has advised The Riverside Company and its portfolio company, Arrowhead Electrical Products, Inc., on the acquisition of several entities generally referred to as the C&E Group of Companies, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket performance parts for the off road motorcycle and off road vehicle markets and, through its Italian operation, a leading manufacturer of high performance pistons for aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer power sports markets.

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28 04 2016

Invenergy Group acquires Nicefield S.A. (Abengoa Group) for $165 Million

Hughes & Hughes, White & Case, FERRERE, Clifford Chance and Guyer & Regules have advised on the transaction.

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28 04 2016

Huatai Securities Co., Ltd. acquires AssetMark Financial Holdings, Inc. for $780 million

Davis Polk is advising Huatai Securities Co., Ltd. on its approximately $780 million acquisition of AssetMark Financial Holdings, Inc. from Aquiline Capital Partners, Genstar Capital and key management members.

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28 04 2016

Highbridge in Rizvi Traverse’s Acquisition of RealD

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC, in connection with a $330m term loan facility which was used to finance Rizvi Traverse Management’s acquisition of global visual technology company RealD Inc.

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28 04 2016

Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and HSBC in €230,000,000 Debt Offering by Arrow Global

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and HSBC Bank plc as initial purchasers on the recent €230,000,000 high yield debt offering by Arrow Global.

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28 04 2016

Gilde Buy Out Partners acquires amor Group

Kirkland & Ellis is representing funds advised by Gilde Buy Out Partners on the acquisition of amor Group from funds advised and managed by 3i Group plc.

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28 04 2016

Concessionária da Linha 4 do Metrô de São Paulo's $47 Million Notes Offering

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Stocche Forbes Advogados, Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Lobo & de Rizzo Advogados have advised on the deal

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28 04 2016

Aquiline Financial Services Fund III L.P. raises $1.1 Billion

Simpson Thacher represented Aquiline Capital Partners in the establishment of its third private equity fund, Aquiline Financial Services Fund III L.P., focused on investments in middle-market businesses in the financial services sector.

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28 04 2016

Alstria office REIT-AG's €500 million bond issued due 2023

Clifford Chance has advised a consortium of banks comprising J.P. Morgan, Société Générale, UBS Investment Bank and UniCredit Bank on the issuance of a EUR 500 million bond by alstria office REIT-AG.

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28 04 2016

African Bank Limited completed with success its notes offer under its USD 6 billion EMTN Programme

As part of its comprehensive corporate restructuring, Residual Debt Services Limited (formerly known as African Bank Limited) has successfully completed its voluntary exchange offer launched on 4 February 2016 to various classes of its creditors.

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27 04 2016

Vista Equity Partners acquires Cvent for $1.65 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Vista Equity Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology-enabled businesses, on its acquisition of Cvent Inc. (CVT), a leading cloud-based enterprise event management company. Under the terms of the definitive agreement announced today, Vista will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Cvent common stock for a total value of approximately $1.65 billion, and Cvent will become a privately held company.

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27 04 2016

Travelex Holdings Limited's $490 million financing

Mourant Ozannes has advised the shareholders of Travelex Holdings Limited on a US$490 million financing.

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27 04 2016

Telefónica Deutschland secures a €750 million financing by BNP Paribas, Commerzbank and UniCredit Bank

Clifford Chance has advised BNP Paribas S.A., Commerzbank AG and UniCredit Bank AG, acting as the mandated lead arrangers, on a general financing for Telefónica Deutschland worth EUR 750 million and placed via its subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co.

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27 04 2016

One Rock Capital Partners to acquire downstream assets from Chevron in Hawaii

Chevron U.S.A. operations in Hawaii will be acquired by Island Energy Services, LLC, a subsidiary of One Rock Capital Partners, LP.

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27 04 2016

Lancashire Pension Fund acquires 12.5% of Madrileña Red de Gas

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira advises Lancashire Pension Fund on the deal

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27 04 2016

InterXion’s €150 Million Senior Secured Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented Barclays Bank and ABN AMRO on InterXion’s offering of an additional €150 million of senior secured notes. The bond pays interest at a rate of 6.00% per annum due 2020.

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27 04 2016

Dakang Australia proposed acquisition of S. Kidman & Co Ltd via takeover offer for approx A$370million

Ashurst has advised Dakang Australia Holdings Pty Ltd in relation to the potential acquisition of S. Kidman & Co Ltd via takeover offer for approx A$370million.

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27 04 2016

Citrícola Salteña S.A.'s $11 Million Notes Offering

Olivera Abogados, Pérez del Castillo Escribanos and Bragard & Durán have advised on the deal

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27 04 2016

Brocade Communications Systems acquires Ruckus Wireless for $1.2 Billion

Paul Hastings LLP is advising Brocade Communications Systems (Brocade), a leading global networking solutions company, on its acquisition of Ruckus Wireless (Ruckus).

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27 04 2016

Arcos Dourados secures $167 million Loan

Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Maples and Calder, Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Milbank and Guyer & Regules have advised on the transaction

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26 04 2016

York Capital Management acquires Seven Buildings in Rome

Shearman & Sterling advised York Capital Management Europe Advisors on the first phase of its acquisition of a portfolio of seven buildings in Rome from Milano 90, a subsidiary of the Scarpellini Group.

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26 04 2016

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc's $1.5 Billion Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, a public limited company incorporated under the laws of Scotland, in connection with its SEC-registered shelf takedown of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.800% senior notes due 2026.

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26 04 2016

Standard Chartered issued a US$1.25 billion 4.05% notes under its Debt Issuance Programme

Slaughter and May and Sullivan & Cromwell have advised Standard Chartered PLC on its issue of US$1.25 billion 4.05 per cent. Notes due 2026 under its US$77.5 billion Debt Issuance Programme.

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26 04 2016

Sprint Corporation entered into a series of agreements to sell and leaseback certain network equipment

Orrick represented Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company and a group of five other leasing companies based in Japan in a $3.4 billion sale-leaseback transaction for Sprint Corporation.

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26 04 2016

Redbubble's $30 Million Initial Public Offering

Clayton Utz is acting for Morgans Corporate Limited and Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Limited as Joint Lead Managers on the Initial Public Offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) of online creative marketplace Redbubble.

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26 04 2016

Proventus Capital Partners to acquire the business and assets of the Polestar Group, the UK's largest independent printing company and leading content delivery specialist

Ashurst advised Proventus Capital Partners and two new UK-registered companies owned by Proventus, Polestar Print Holdings Limited and Polestar UK Print Limited, on the pre-packaged acquisition of the business and assets of the Polestar Group, the UK's largest independent printing company and leading content delivery specialist.

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26 04 2016

Medicxi Ventures I raises €210 million

Ogier assisted Medicxi Ventures

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26 04 2016

Medallion Financial Corp. $30 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers in connection with an SEC-registered offering by Medallion Financial Corp. of $30 million aggregate principal amount of 9.000% notes due 2021 (the “Notes”).

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26 04 2016

Infonacot's $95 Million Securities Offering

Holland & Knight acted as deal counsel in a $95 million securities issuance by Mexican state consumer lending agency Infonacot on the local Mexican stock exchange.

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26 04 2016

Huajin International Holdings Limited's $42 Million Initial Public Offering

Stevenson, Wong & Co. assisted Huajin International Holdings Limited (2738.hk) in its global offering on HKEx

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26 04 2016

GFL Environmental Inc.'s $200 Million Additional Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher recently represented the initial purchasers, led by Credit Suisse, BMO Capital Markets and Barclays, in connection with the issuance of an additional $200 million aggregate principal amount of 9.875% Senior Notes due 2021 by GFL Environmental Inc.

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26 04 2016

Fortis Inc. structures a competitive auction for a minority interest in ITC Holdings Corp.

White & Case LLP advised Fortis Inc. (TSX: FTS), a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business, in the structuring of a competitive auction for a minority interest in ITC Holdings Corp.

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26 04 2016

EFG Hermes Private Equity's €550 Million Financing of a Major Pan-European Wind Energy Portfolio Acquisition

Shearman & Sterling advised EFG Hermes Private Equity on the equity financing of the acquisition by Vortex, its renewable energy platform, of a 49 percent stake in an operational 664 MW portfolio of European wind assets.

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26 04 2016

Catalana Occidente Group acquires the insurance and funeral business of Previsora Bilbaína Group for €125 Million

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira advises Catalana Occidente on the deal

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26 04 2016

Bedell Trust's Management Buyout

Mourant Ozannes has advised Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP (Inflexion) on its backing of the management buyout of Bedell Trust.

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25 04 2016

Wilmington Trust prevailes in the Ninth Circuit on an appeal

Orrick's client Wilmington Trust, acting as agent for a lender group in the November 2005 Land Investors, LLC (aka North Las Vegas) bankruptcy case, recently prevailed in the Ninth Circuit on an appeal from a comprehensive summary judgment we obtained from the Las Vegas Bankruptcy Court

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25 04 2016

UBP acquires the Hong Kong banking and wealth management business of Coutts & Co. AG from RBS

Slaughter and May advised Union Bancaire Privée, UBP SA on the corporate and regulatory aspects of its acquisition of the Hong Kong banking and wealth management business of Coutts & Co. AG from The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.

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25 04 2016

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation's $2.5 Billion Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in connection with an SEC-registered offering of $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.900% medium-term notes, Series B, due 2021 (the “2021 Notes”), $900 million aggregate principal amount of 1.200% diversity and inclusion medium-term notes, Series B, due 2018 and $350 million aggregate principal amount of floating-rate diversity and inclusion medium-term notes, Series B, due 2018.

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25 04 2016

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector's $300 million bond offering

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector in connection with its debut public issuance of US$300,000,000 trust certificates on the London Stock Exchange and on Nasdaq Dubai.

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25 04 2016

Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.'s $600.8 Million Cash Tender Offers to Purchase Outstanding Notes

Simpson Thacher represented HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and UBS Securities LLC as dealer managers in connection with the tender offers by Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc. to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 7.75% Senior Notes due 2019, 3.75% Senior Notes due 2021, 7.25% Debentures due 2027, 5.75% Senior Notes due 2035, 5.85% Senior Notes due 2037, 6.25% Senior Notes due 2038 and 5.5% Senior Notes due 2042 (collectively, the “Notes”). The tender offers were conducted on the basis of the five business day tender offer protocols.

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25 04 2016

Quantum Capital LLC v. Banco De Los Trabajadores et al.

Holland & Knight won a $3.25 million jury verdict on behalf of client and plaintiff Quantum Capital against Banco de los Trabajadores de Guatemala (BANTRAB) on April 8 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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25 04 2016

Lowe’s Companies’ $3.3 Billion Investment Grade Debt Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented Wells Fargo Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and US Bancorp, as representatives of the underwriters in Lowe’s Companies’ public offering of $250 million of its floating rate notes due 2019, $350 million of its 1.15% notes due 2019, $1.35 billion of its 2.50% notes due 2026 and $1.35 billion of its 3.70% notes due 2046.

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25 04 2016

Karpus Management Reaches Agreement with The Zweig Fund and The Zweig Total Return Fund Regarding Instituting a Tender Offer Program

Olshan represented Karpus Investment in connection with their activist campaign at The Zweig Fund and The Zweig Total Return Fund.

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25 04 2016

Independent Water and Power project in Qatar reaches financial close

Shearman & Sterling advised a consortium of international and local banks as lenders to the $3 billion Facility D Independent Water and Power project in Qatar.

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25 04 2016

HRADF on €1.5bn landmark Port of Piraeus privatisation

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hellenic Republic, on the landmark privatisation of the Port of Piraeus.

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25 04 2016

GoPro's secures $250 Million ABL Revolving Credit Facility

Cravath represented the agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in connection with the arrangement of a $250 million ABL revolving credit facility made available to GoPro, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, GoPro Coöperatief U.A., to be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes. GoPro is a leading manufacturer of versatile cameras.

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25 04 2016

CNO Financial Group, Inc.'s minoryty investment in Tennenbaum Capital Partners

Simpson Thacher represented CNO Financial Group, Inc. (“CNO”) in connection with CNO’s investment in a non-controlling minority membership interest in Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (“TCP”), a Los Angeles-based investment management firm with over $6 billion in committed capital under management.

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25 04 2016

Cerberus European Residential Holdings and FirstKey Mortgage, LLC on the £6.1 billion securitisation of a portfolio of UK residential mortgage loans

Linklaters has advised Cerberus European Residential Holdings and FirstKey Mortgage, LLC on the £6.1 billion securitisation of a portfolio of UK residential mortgage loans, the largest transaction of its kind since the global financial crisis.

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25 04 2016

Cathay Capital Private Equity acquires WST Präzisionstechnik GmbH

DLA Piper has advised Cathay Capital Private Equity on the acquisition of WST Präzisionstechnik GmbH from a Finatem fund and the management of WST, the first transaction of Cathay Capital Private Equity in Germany.

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25 04 2016

Blackstone acquires Mphasis for $1.1 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis and Loeb & Loeb LLP have advised on the deal

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25 04 2016

Berenberg financing the acquisition of IHSE Group by Brockhaus PE

Ashurst advised Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG in relation to the financing of the acquisition of the IHSE Group by funds advised by independent private equity firm Brockhaus Private Equity.

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25 04 2016

Ally Financial's Two Notes Offerings for an aggregated value of $900 Million

Cahill represented Barclays, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, and RBC Capital Markets as joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the public offerings of $600,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 4.250% Senior Notes due 2021, and $300,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.750% Subordinated Notes due 2025 by Ally Financial Inc.

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25 04 2016

Africa Finance Corporation invests $140 Million in Gabon Special Economic Zone

Orrick advised Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a pan-African multilateral financial institution focused on infrastructure investment in Africa, in its $140 million investment in Gabon Special Economic Zone SA (GSEZ).

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23 04 2016

VWR Corporation's $239.2 Million Shares Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers in connection with the offering of 9,200,000 shares of common stock by VWR Corporation (NASDAQ: VWR), including the exercise of an overallotment option, resulting in gross proceeds of $239,200,000.

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23 04 2016

Vista Outdoor secures $1.04 Billion Financing for the Acquisition of Action Sports Business

Shearman & Sterling advised Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and the lenders in a $1.04 billion senior secured financing in connection with the acquisition of the Action Sports division from BRG Sports, Inc. by Vista Outdoor Inc., consisting of a $640 million term loan A facility and a $400 million revolving credit facility.

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23 04 2016

The Hanover Insurance Group $375 Million Senior Notes Offering

Willkie advised the lead book-running managers for the offering

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23 04 2016

Synergy Resources Corporation $164.8 Million Common Stock Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers in connection with an SEC-registered common stock offering of 22,425,000 shares of common stock of Synergy Resources Corporation.

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23 04 2016

Konica Minolta acquires 10% of MOBOTIX AG from MP Beteiligungs-GmbH

MP Beteiligungs-GmbH, Kaiserslautern, sold its 10% interest in MOBOTIX AG to Konica Minolta. In the course of the transaction Konica Minolata purchased additional 50 per cent from MOBOTIX founder and major shareholder Ralf Hinkel and 65 per cent in total of the shares of MOBOTIX

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23 04 2016

KKR & Co. L.P. sells its 49% stake in Scout24 Schweiz AG to Swiss Mobiliar.

Simpson Thacher is representing KKR & Co. L.P. in the announced sale of its 49% stake in Scout24 Schweiz AG (“Scout24”) to Swiss Mobiliar.

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23 04 2016

DuPont secures $4.5 Billion Credit Facility

Cravath represented the agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in connection with the arrangement of a three‑year senior unsecured $4.5 billion term credit agreement and the reduction of an existing revolving credit facility, made available to E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

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23 04 2016

Cortec Group invests in entertainment-equipment firm Chauvet

New York private equity firm Cortec Group has invested in Chauvet and Sons LLC, the Sunrise, Florida, developer of entertainment and lighting equipment with applications for clubs and theaters, concerts, corporate events, houses of worship and more. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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23 04 2016

ArcelorMittal $3 Billion Rights Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, together with a syndicate of underwriters, in connection with an SEC-registered rights offering by ArcelorMittal.

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23 04 2016

Alibaba and Ant Financial invest $1.25 Billion in Ele.me

Simpson Thacher is representing Alibaba Group Holding Limited and Ant Financial Services Group in connection with their investments of US$900 million and US$350 million, respectively, in Ele.me, a top online food delivery company in China with a base of 50 million users in 300 Chinese cities.

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23 04 2016

Advent International GPE VIII Limited Partnership raises $13 Billion

Goodwin Procter represented Advent International in a $13 billion fundraising for Advent International GPE VIII Limited Partnership, which recently completed fundraising after only six months in the market.

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23 04 2016

Activision Blizzard secures $250 Million Loan

Cahill represented Bank of America as administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with a new $250,000,000 incremental Term A loan for Activision Blizzard, Inc., a worldwide online, PC, console, handheld and mobile game publisher.

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22 04 2016

VR Equitypartner acquires a minority stake in n3k Informatik GmbH

Norton Rose Fulbright has advised private equity financier VR Equitypartner GmbH on the acquisition of a minority interest in the IT service provider n3k Informatik GmbH.

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22 04 2016

TransCanada Corporation's Cdn$4.42 Billion Equity Offering

Paul, Weiss represented the underwriters

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22 04 2016

Tempur Sealy $1.1 Billion Refinancing

Davis Polk advised the administrative agent and the joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners in connection with $1.1 billion senior secured credit facilities provided to Tempur Sealy International, Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries to refinance certain of its existing indebtedness, payment of certain fees and expenses in connection therewith, finance working capital needs and other general corporate purposes.

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22 04 2016

Rumo Logística Operadora Multimodal S.A.'s R$2.6 Billion Equity Offering

Davis Polk advised Rumo Logística Operadora Multimodal S.A. in connection with the offering by Rumo of 1,040,000,000 common shares for an aggregate amount of R$2.6 billion (approximately $740 million).

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22 04 2016

Primary Capital on their investment in Maru Group and double acquisition

Eversheds has acted for Primary Capital Partners LLP on their investment of £45million into MARU Group and its acquisition of eDigitalResearch, a market leading Voice of Customer business with its own proprietary technology infrastructure.

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22 04 2016

Nielsen secures an additional Term A loans of $500 Million

Cahill represented Citibank and the other arrangers and agents in connection with an amendment of the Nielsen credit agreement which, among other things, involved additional Term A loans in an aggregate principal amount of $500 Million

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22 04 2016

MTS Acquires PCB Group Inc. For $580 Million

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acted as legal advisor to MTS Davis Polk is advising JP Morgan as financial adviser to MTS Systems Corporation

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22 04 2016

Moreno Group's $423 Million debt restructuring

Demarest advised, as special counsel, Banco Votorantim S.A. in the debt restructuring of Moreno Group

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22 04 2016

Huatai Securities acquires AssetMark from Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital

Willkie client AssetMark, Inc. announced that Huatai Securities has agreed to purchase AssetMark from private equity firms Aquiline Capital Partners and Genstar Capital.

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22 04 2016

EQT acquires Sitecore A/S for $1 Billion

Simpson Thacher is representing EQT VII (“EQT”) as U.S. counsel in connection with EQT’s acquisition of a majority interest in Sitecore A/S (“Sitecore”) from its founders, Technology Crossover Ventures and other minority shareholders in a transaction valuing Sitecore at approximately €1 billion.

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22 04 2016

Ensco plc's $750 Million Tender Offers

Cahill represented the dealer managers in connection with the tender offers by Ensco plc to purchase up to $750,000,000 aggregate purchase price of various issues of notes of Ensco plc and its subsidiary Pride International, Inc. Ensco plc is a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry.

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22 04 2016

Cube District Energy acquires four long-term contracted landfill gas-to-energy facilities near Atlanta

Davis Polk advised I Squared Capital on the acquisition by Cube District Energy, a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, of four long-term contracted landfill gas-to-energy facilities near Atlanta, Georgia, from EIV Capital and MAS Energy.

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22 04 2016

Centene secures $1 Billion Credit Facility to support its acquisition of Health Net, Inc.

Cravath represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as arranger and agent of a $1 billion unsecured revolving credit facility made available to Centene Corporation, a diversified, multi‑line healthcare enterprise, to support its acquisition of Health Net, Inc.

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22 04 2016

Assured Guaranty Ltd. acquires CIFG Holding Inc.

The Akin Gump team is advising CIFG.

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22 04 2016

Air Lease Corporation's $600 Million Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, in connection with the public offering by Air Lease Corporation of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.375% Senior Notes due 2021.

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21 04 2016

Torchmark Corporation $300 Million Junior Subordinated Debentures Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers on an SEC-registered offering by Torchmark Corporation of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.125% junior subordinated debentures due 2056.

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21 04 2016

Shanda Group Makes Long Term Strategic Investment In Legg Mason

Davis Polk advised Shanda Group in connection with its equity investment in Legg Mason, through which Shanda purchased substantially all of the shares of Legg Mason’s common stock owned by Trian Fund Management, L.P. and its affiliates, representing a 9.9% interest of Legg Mason’s current total outstanding shares of common stock.

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21 04 2016

Comcast Corporation's $1.05 Billion Notes Offering

Cahill represented BofA Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets, Wells Fargo Securities, Barclays, and BNP PARIBAS as joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the public offering of $1,050,000,000 of Notes, comprised of $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 2.75% Notes due 2023 and $700,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 3.15% Notes due 2026 by Comcast Corporation.

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21 04 2016

Blue Point Capital Partners acquires Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile Ltd.

Blue Point Capital Partners, in conjunction with its portfolio company, Shnier-GESCO Limited Partnership, announced the acquisition of Tierra Sol Ceramic Tile Ltd., a leading distributor of ceramic and porcelain tile, glass and metal accents, and natural stone products that are used for floors, walls, and commercial and residential applications.

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21 04 2016

BB&T Corp. acquires National Penn Bancshares, Inc. for $1.8 Billion

O’Melveny and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz have advised on the deal

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21 04 2016

Aquiline Capital Partners to Acquire Simply Business

Willkie client Aquiline Capital Partners LLC announced that it has agreed to acquire Simply Business, the U.K.’s biggest business insurance provider. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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21 04 2016

Aleris International, Inc.'s $550 Million Notes Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the Rule 144A offering of $550 Million aggregate principal amount of 9.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 by Aleris International, Inc., a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products.

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21 04 2016

Afluenta's $8 Million Round Financing

Brown Rudnick LLP, Pérez-Llorca, Tanoira Cassagne Abogados, Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal, Mayer Brown LLP, DLA Piper LLP, Araoz & Rueda and Estudio Beccar Varela have advised on the deal

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21 04 2016

Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc.'s $54.8 million Initial Public Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters on the $54.8 million initial public offering by Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. Aeglea’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “AGLE.”

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21 04 2016

Aalto Invest's $100 Million Bond Financing with Anchor Loans

Hunton & Williams LLP advised investment firm Aalto Invest on the successful completion of a $100 million primary bond financing in partnership with Anchor Loans, LP.

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20 04 2016

The Walt Disney Company secures $3.75 Billion Revolving Credit Facilities

Cravath represented the co‑administrative agents, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Citibank, N.A., in connection with the arrangement of a $2.25 billion five‑year revolving credit facility and a $1.5 billion 364‑day revolving credit facility made available to The Walt Disney Company.

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20 04 2016

T-Mobile USA, Inc.'s $1 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the public offering by T-Mobile USA, Inc. of $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6% Senior Notes due 2024.

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20 04 2016

Radian Group $350 Million Senior Notes Offering

Willkie represented the underwriters, led by Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC.

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20 04 2016

NewSpring Capital acquires Altus GTS, Inc.

Blank Rome served as counsel to NewSpring Capital in its acquisition of Altus GTS, Inc.

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20 04 2016

NCR secures $900 Million Term Loan Facility and $1.1 Billion Revolving Credit Facility

Cravath represented the agent and arranger, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in connection with the arrangement of an increased and extended $900 million term loan facility, to be used to refinance existing indebtedness, and a $1.1 billion revolving credit facility, to be used for working capital and other general corporate purposes, for NCR Corporation, a global technology company.

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20 04 2016

First sukuk issued under United States law

Linklaters LLP was appointed to advise University Bank on its sukuk issuance in the United States. This is believed to be the first sukuk to be governed by the laws of the United States, in this case, the laws of the State of New York.

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20 04 2016

First Data Corporation's $900 Million Notes Offering

Cahill represented BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, HSBC, Mizuho Securities, PNC Capital Markets, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Wells Fargo Securities, BBVA, FTN Financial Securities, KeyBanc Capital Markets, and KKR as joint book-running managers in connection with the Rule 144A offering of $900,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 by First Data Corporation.

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20 04 2016

CoBank, ACB's 375,000 shares of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series I Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock Offering

Hunton & Williams LLP advised CoBank, ACB on an offering of 375,000 shares of Fixed-to-Floating Rate Series I Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock.

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20 04 2016

Bunker Hill Capital sells The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group to Danu Partners

Bunker Hill Capital sells The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group (SWRG) to Danu Partners, an Irish private equity group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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20 04 2016

Atairos invests $250 million in Groupon

Davis Polk is advising Atairos on its $250 million investment in Groupon.

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20 04 2016

Aozora Bank, Ltd. v Deutsche Bank Sec. Inc.

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, First Department unanimously affirmed the dismissal by the Commercial Division's Justice Jeffrey Oing of Aozora Bank, Ltd.'s claims against Paul, Weiss clients Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG, as well as Justice Oing's denial of Aozora's motion for leave to amend.

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20 04 2016

Ally Financial acquires TradeKing for $275 Million

Cooley is advising fintech company TradeKing Group on its sale to financial services company Ally Financial for approximately $275 million.

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20 04 2016

Ally Bridge Group invests $150 Million in NASDAQ-listed Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.

Debevoise & Plimpton is advising Ally Bridge Group in its investment in NASDAQ-listed Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (“Sorrento”), a San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of cancer treatments.

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20 04 2016

Alaska Air Group, Inc. acquires Virgin America Inc. for $4 billion

O’Melveny, Latham & Watkins LLP, Mayer Brown and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, have advised on the deal

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19 04 2016

Yellow Wood Partners LLP acquires Original Additions Topco Limited

Fried Frank acted as counsel to private equity firm Yellow Wood Partners LLP, in the acquisition of Original Additions Topco Limited

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19 04 2016

Park Square Capital Partners III raises €1.2 billion of investor commitments

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised Park Square Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading independent credit providers, in the successful final close of Park Square Capital Partners III at €1.2 billion of investor commitments.

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19 04 2016

One Stone Energy Partners enters in a strategic exchange transaction with Magellan Petroleum Corporation

Vinson & Elkins represented One Stone Energy Partners, Inc., an energy private equity firm, in connection with a strategic exchange transaction with Magellan Petroleum Corporation, pursuant to which Magellan will reacquire all of its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock from One Stone in exchange for Magellan's 100% interest in Nautilus Poplar LLC, which owns the oil and gas leases that cover the Poplar field and certain other assets and liabilities.

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19 04 2016

J.F. Lehman & Company acquires American Scaffold

Blank Rome acted as legal counsel to J.F. Lehman & Company in its acquisition of American Scaffold, a San Diego-based leading provider of scaffolding systems and environmental containment solutions for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of U.S. Government vessels.

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19 04 2016

Insight Venture Partners Acquires Diligent for $624 million

Willkie client Insight Venture Partners completed its acquisition of New Zealand software company Diligent Corporation for US$4.90 per share in cash, or approximately US$624 million. Insight’s acquisition of Diligent, which debuted on the New Zealand Stock Exchange in 2007, reflects an increase of take-private deals in the wake of market volatility worldwide.

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19 04 2016

Frontier Communication secures $1.625 Billion Credit Facility

Cahill represented JPMorgan Chase Bank as administrative agent and lead arranger and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith and Citigroup Global Markets as arrangers in connection with a term loan Credit Agreement for Frontier Communication.

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19 04 2016

Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. secures $105 million in incremental liquidity

Cadwalader represented ABN AMRO Capital USA LLC, as agent for a syndicate of first-lien bank lenders, in connection with the comprehensive balance sheet recapitalization of Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc., a leading global owner of Supramax dry bulk vessels that range primarily in size from 50,000 to 60,000 deadweight tons and transport a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including coal, grain, ore, petcoke, cement, steel and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes.

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19 04 2016

Crédit Mutuel acquires GE’s Equipment Financing and Factoring divisions

Gleiss Lutz advises Crédit Mutuel on the $1.3 Billion deal

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19 04 2016

CBPE Capital and Xafinity completed a £89 million senior refinancing and dividend recap

Reed Smith has advised CBPE Capital and Xafinity on an £89 million refinancing and dividend recap.

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19 04 2016

Boyd Gaming Corporation's $750 Million Notes Offering

Cahill represented Deutsche Bank Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo Securities, UBS Investment Bank, BNP PARIBAS, Credit Suisse, and Nomura as joint book-running managers in connection with the Rule 144A offering of $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Notes due 2026 by Boyd Gaming Corporation.

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19 04 2016

BeST Consumer Finance Serie XXXIX trust's $8.93 Million Notes Offering

Tavarone, Rovelli, Salim & Miani has advised on the deal

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18 04 2016

USUM Investment Group Hong Kong Limited acquires Chiho-Tiande Group Limited for $232 million

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP successfully advised USUM Investment Group Hong Kong Limited (USUM), the Hong Kong-based investment management arm of a company headquartered in Chongqing, China, on its approximately HK$1.8 billion (US$232 million) acquisition of the Chiho-Tiande Group Limited, a Hong Kong-listed recycling company.

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18 04 2016

Stone Point Capital LLC acquires NFP’s Advisor Services business

Kramer Levin is advising Stone Point Capital LLC

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18 04 2016

Springleaf Finance Corporation's $1 Billion Notes Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with a public offering of $1,000,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.250% Senior Notes due 2020 by Springleaf Finance Corporation, a leading consumer finance company providing responsible loan products to customers through our branch network.

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18 04 2016

Murphy Oil USA, Inc. secures $650 Million Credit Facility

Cravath represented the agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in connection with the arrangement of a $450 million amended and restated ABL credit facility and a $200 million term loan facility, made available to Murphy Oil USA, Inc. to be used to repay the outstanding loans under the February 2016 term loan facility, working capital and other general corporate purposes.

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18 04 2016

MCI sells 100% shares in Invia/Travelplanet to Rockaway Capital

Polish tech venture fund MCI Management agreed to sell 100% shares of Eastern Europe's largest travel portal Invia to its Czech rival Rockaway Capital for 325 million zlotys.

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18 04 2016

Macquarie Infrastructure Partners acquires and finances the Lordstown Energy Center

Chadbourne & Parke LLP advised Macquarie Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition and financing of the Lordstown Energy Center (LEC), a 940 MW combined-cycle gas turbine electric power generation facility.

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18 04 2016

Jujeña de Energía S.A. secures $4.18 Million Credit Facility

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal represented Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Argentina) S.A., as administrative agent, arranger and lender, Banco Itaú Argentina S.A. and Banco Hipotecario S.A., as arrangers and lenders, and Banco de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires as lender, in a syndicated loan granted to Empresa Jujeña de Energía S.A. for an amount of AR$60,000,000.

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18 04 2016

Ingersoll‑Rand secures $1 Billion Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

Cravath represented the administrative agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in connection with the arrangement of a $1 billion unsecured five‑year revolving credit facility made available to Ingersoll‑Rand Global Holding Company Limited and Ingersoll‑Rand Luxembourg Finance S.A., to refinance existing indebtedness and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

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18 04 2016

Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC's $70 Million Notes Offering

Cahill represented J.P. Morgan and Capital One Securities as joint book-running mangers in connection with the add-on offering of $70,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 by Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC, a leading, fully-integrated property management, investment management and development and construction services company.

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18 04 2016

Aircastle Limited’s secures a $675 Million revolving credit facility

Cahill represented Citibank as administrative agent and lead arranger and JPMorgan Chase Bank and Royal Bank of Canada as lead arrangers in connection with the increased size of Aircastle Limited’s unsecured revolving credit facility to $675,000,000 from $600,000,000 and extension of its maturity by one year to May 2020.

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16 04 2016

Morgan Stanley €500 Million Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley in connection with its SEC-registered global offering of €500 million aggregate principal amount of floating-rate senior notes due 2018.

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16 04 2016

Lendmark Financial Services completed its ABS bond offering

Weil has advised Lendmark Financial Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, on an ABS bond offering backed by personal consumer loans.

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16 04 2016

Antin Infrastructure Partners acquires Inicea Group.

Archers advised the shareholders of Inicea Group including LFPI, Azulis Capital and the management team led by Gilles Briquet on the sale to Antin Infrastructure Partners.

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15 04 2016

The Riverside Company acquires Momentum Group from Norwest Equity Partners

The Riverside Company has signed an agreement to acquire textile distributor Momentum Group from Norwest Equity Partners.

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15 04 2016

Pacific Equity Partners and Xtralis on A$683 million sale to Honeywell

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Xtralis Group Holdings Ltd (XGHL), which is majority owned by funds advised by Pacific Equity Partners and Blum Capital Partners, on their A$683 million (US$480 million) sale to Honeywell International Inc.

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15 04 2016

Goldman Sachs on world's largest IPO year-to-date

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. on Hong Kong and US law aspects of its role as the joint sponsor, joint global coordinator, joint bookrunner and joint lead manager on the listing and global offering of China Zheshang Bank's H shares.

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15 04 2016

DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. $287 Million Common Stock Offering

Davis Polk advised the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering of 7,613,000 shares of common stock of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., including 993,000 shares from the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option.

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15 04 2016

BroadStreet Partners acquires controlling interest in Sterling & Sterling

BroadStreet Partners, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire 65% stake in Sterling & Sterling, Inc. for an undisclosed value.

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14 04 2016

Yinyi Group acquires 100% shares of Punch Powertrain

Zhong Lun Law Firm has advised LRM, Gimv, Capricorn and New Horizon on the deal

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14 04 2016

VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Limited moves to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange

Charles Russell Speechlys has acted for VinaCapital Investment Management Limited on the recent admission of VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund Limited (“VOF”) to the Official List (premium listing closed ended investment funds) and to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and the cancellation of its AIM listing and VOF’s migration from the Cayman Island to Guernsey.

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14 04 2016

Tesch Group acquires mediafinanz AG

Mayer Brown has advised Tesch Group on the acquisition of mediafinanz AG from three investment companies held by the founding shareholders.

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14 04 2016

Legg Mason, Inc. $450 Million Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the representatives of the underwriters in an SEC-registered offering by Legg Mason, Inc. of $450 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.750% senior notes due 2026.

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14 04 2016

APG creates a £1.4bn joint venture with Delancey and Qatari Diar

Simmons & Simmons has advised APG, one of Europe’s largest pension fund asset managers, on the merger of the Elephant & Castle and “East Village” residential projects to create a £1.4bn joint venture with Delancey and Qatari Diar in the UK’s private rented market.

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13 04 2016

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. $186.5 Million Common Stock Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers, in connection with the SEC-registered primary offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock of U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc., which includes 1,304,300 shares of common stock purchased pursuant to the full exercise of their option to purchase additional shares.

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13 04 2016

Shinhan Bank Completes $6 Billion GMTN Program Update and $500 Million Tier II Subordinated Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher, acting as sole international counsel, represented BNP Paribas, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Merrill Lynch International, Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Shinhan Asia Limited and Shinhan Investment Corp., as dealers, in connection with the update of the US$6 billion Global Medium Term Note program of Shinhan Bank. In addition, Simpson Thacher, acting as sole international counsel, represented BNP Paribas Securities Corp., The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Merrill Lynch International, Mizuho Securities USA Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Shinhan Asia Limited and Shinhan Investment Corp., as joint lead managers, in connection with the offering of US$500 million 3.875% Tier II Subordinated Notes due 2026 by Shinhan Bank under its Global Medium Term Note program.

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13 04 2016

OneView Healthcare PLC's AUD$212 million IPO on the Australian Securities Exchange

Clifford Chance has advised Moelis Advisory Australia Pty Ltd in its roles as underwriter to the AUD$212 million initial public offering of OneView Healthcare PLC on the Australian Securities Exchange.

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13 04 2016

Noble’s $ 200 Milllion Senior Notes Tender Offers

Simpson Thacher represented Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., as dealer managers, in connection with the tender offers to purchase for cash up to $200 million of Noble Holding International Limited's 4.9% Senior Notes due 2020 and 4.625% Senior Notes due 2021

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13 04 2016

National Response Corporation completed the acquisition of Enpro Holdings Group

National Response Corp, a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company, has completed the acquisition of Enpro Holdings Group Inc.

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13 04 2016

EMR Capital and Farallon Capital & partners acquires Martabe Mine from G-Resources Group for $775 Million

Clayton Utz has acted for a consortium comprising EMR Capital and Farallon Capital & partners on its US$775 million acquisition of a 95% stake in Indonesia's Martabe Mine, from HK-listed G-Resources Group Limited.

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13 04 2016

CJ CGV acquires Mars Entertainment Group for $800 million

Kirkland & Ellis is representing the group of sellers including Actera Group, the largest private equity firm dedicated to investments in Turkey, in connection with the sale of Mars Entertainment Group, Turkey’s biggest cinema chain, to an investment group led by South Korean cinema chain operator CJ CGV, at an enterprise value of USD 800 million.

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13 04 2016

BW Gas secures an export credit agency backed $216 million post-delivery financing

Watson Farley & Williams advised Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as Agent on the export credit agency backed US$216 million post-delivery financing to a subsidiary of BW Gas, who were advised by Stephenson Harwood, in relation to the state-of-the-art floating storage and regasification unit vessel, BW Singapore, which has storage capacity in excess of 170,000 cubic metres and a peak regasification capacity of 750 million standard cubic feet per day.

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13 04 2016

Brooks Insurance merges with USI Insurance Services

The Brooks Insurance Agency has been sold to a major New York insurance firm, though the company’s president said the downtown Toledo office will continue to operate more-or-less independently from its new corporate parent.

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13 04 2016

BKI Investment Company Limited launched a share purchase plan (SPP)

BKI Investment Company announced an offer to BKI's eligible Australian and New Zealand shareholders who will have the opportunity to participate in the SPP, which is not underwritten.

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13 04 2016

Alior Bank acquires the Core Business of Bank BPH from GE Capital

Alior Bank has signed an agreement to acquire Bank BPH’s core business from affiliates of GE Capital. Alior Bank has valued Bank BPH’s core business at PLN 1.5 billion.

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12 04 2016

IK Small Cap Fund raises € 250 Million

Macfarlanes has advised IK Investment Partners on the closing of its first IK Small Cap Fund.

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12 04 2016

Harwood Wealth Management Group plc’s £13.5 million Initial Public Offering

Charles Russell Speechlys have acted for N+1 Singer Advisory LLP in its role as nominated adviser and sole broker to Harwood Wealth Management Group plc’s over-subscribed IPO on AIM.

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12 04 2016

BBK B.S.C.'s $265.2 Million Tier 1 Capital Securities Offering

Trowers & Hamlins has acted as international legal counsel for BBK B.S.C. (BBK), a leading financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the Kingdom of Bahrain offering a broad range of advice, products and services, on its issue of BHD 100,000,000 perpetual subordinated contingent convertible additional tier 1 capital securities (callable 2 May 2021 and every five years thereafter) arranged by Securities & Investment Company (SICO).

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12 04 2016

Aurelius Group acquires Colt Managed Cloud

Watson Farley & Williams has advised mid-market investor Aurelius Group on the successful completion of its cross-border acquisition of Colt Group S.A.’s virtualised cloud computing and managed hosting services business, Colt Managed Cloud.

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12 04 2016

Latam Airlines Group secures $275 million, three-year senior secured revolving credit facility

Milbank represented Citi and the lenders Norton Rose Fulbright represented the issuer. Pinheiro Neto Advogados acted as Brazilian counsel for all parties and PPU Legal acted as Chilean counsel.​

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12 04 2016

Bank of Cyprus on the €400 million restructuring of Leptos Group

Ashurst advised Bank of Cyprus in relation to the financial restructuring of the c. €400 million indebtedness of Leptos Group, one of Cyprus' biggest real estate and building developers.

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12 04 2016

Atom Bank becomes UK’s first digital-only bank

Bond Dickinson has been involved in the creation of Atom Bank from the start advising on regulatory, commercial and funding aspects – including a strategic partnership with BBVA.

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12 04 2016

Apple Inc.'s $3.5 Billion Notes Additional Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in connection with the registered public offering by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) of $3.5 billion aggregate principal amount of additional notes over three tranches with maturities ranging from 5 to 30 years.

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11 04 2016

Western Areas Limited's A$60 Million equity raising

Clayton Utz has advised Macquarie Capital (Australia) Limited and Morgan Stanley Australia Securities Limited, as joint lead managers, bookrunners and underwriters in connection with the A$60 million placement by ASX-listed Perth based Western Areas Limited

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11 04 2016

Tilney Bestinvest acquires Towry from Palamon Capital Partners for £600 million

Ogier, instructed by Slaughter & May, has advised Palamon Capital Partners on matters of Jersey law relating to its agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to sell Towry for £600 million to Tilney Bestinvest which is owned by certain Permira funds.

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11 04 2016

Senegal secures $34 Million loan from China Export-Import Bank

Geni & Kebe has represented China Export-Import Bank on the transaction

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11 04 2016

Regional Management Corporation (NYSE: RM) Investor Securities Class Action Lawsuit

Simpson Thacher Obtains the Complete Dismissal of Regional Management Securities Class Action

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11 04 2016

Primavera Capital invest in Cainiao Network

Global Law Office advises Primavera Capital on its investment in Cainiao Network

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11 04 2016

Metabomed completed an $18 million extension of Series A financing round

HFN advised MS Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Merck Serono, in its investment in an Israeli cancer metabolism company Metabomed. Metabomed has completed an $18 million extension of Series A financing round.

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11 04 2016

Human Health's HK$116 million Initial Public Offering

Deacons has advised the sole sponsor BOCOM International (Asia) Limited and the underwriters in relation to the global offering and Main Board listing of Human Health Holdings Limited in Hong Kong.

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11 04 2016

HNA proposed acquisition of 66% of Tysan Holdings Ltd

HNA Group Co has signed an agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Hong Kong-based construction and real estate company Tysan Holdings Ltd for HK$2.62 billion (approx. $340 million) from Tides Holdings II, a company controlled by Blackstone.

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11 04 2016

Fluor Corporation €500 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering by Fluor Corporation of €500 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.750% senior notes due 2023.

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11 04 2016

FleetCor Technologies acquires Servicos e Tecnologia de Pagamentos for $1 billion

Mundie e Advogados, Machado Associados, Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Porto Lauand Advogados have advised on the deal

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11 04 2016

CanWel Building Materials Completes $25 Million Offering

Wildeboer Dellelce LLP acted for the underwriters

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11 04 2016

APG Asset Management acted as lead investor on the formation of US$275m real estate fund managed by Godrej Properties

Ashurst advised APG Asset Management, the Dutch pension fund manager, as lead investor on the formation of a Singapore incorporated private investment fund, managed by Godrej Properties.

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11 04 2016

Ahlström Capital, YIT and HGR agree on unique Helsinki city center construction project

Avance advises the joint project companies of Ahlström Capital, YIT and HGR Property Partners in the investment in and financing of a unique, new office building to be constructed at Kasarmikatu 21 in the Helsinki CBD.

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09 04 2016

Xiaomi Corporation's $1 Billion series F financing

Ogier acted as British Virgin Islands counsel to All-Stars Investment Cayman Limited in relation to the establishment and offering of All-Stars XMI Limited as a private equity fund raising vehicle investing in a US$1.1 billion capital raising by Xiaomi Corporation by way of series F financing.

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09 04 2016

USI Insurance Services acquires Forrest Sherer Insurance, Inc. from First Financial Corporation

USI Insurance Services has acquired Forrest Sherer Insurance, Inc., from First Financial Corporation. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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09 04 2016

Rongsheng Asset Management invests HK$1.13 billion in Addchance Holdings

Deacons has advised Rongsheng Asset Management on its acquisition of a HK$1.13 billion stake in Addchance Holdings via subscription of new shares and application for whitewash waiver.

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09 04 2016

Liwa Plastic Industries Complex in Oman secures $6.4 Billion Financing

White & Case LLP has advised six Export Credit Agencies - Atradius DSB, Euler Hermes, K-Exim, K-Sure, SACE and UKEF - and a syndication of nineteen international and regional banks in connection with the development and financing for the US$6.4 billion Liwa Plastic Industries Complex in Oman.

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09 04 2016

I Squared Capital Signs an Agreement to Acquire Viridian Group Holdings Limited

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP represented I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager, and recipient of Private Equity International’s Infrastructure Investor Global Fund Manager of the Year award, which announced today its agreement to acquire Viridian Group Holdings Limited from Arcapita.

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09 04 2016

FedEx Corporation $2 Billion Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised FedEx Corporation (“FedEx”) on its SEC-registered offering of $750 million principal amount of 3.250% notes due 2026 and $1.25 billion principal amount of 4.550% notes due 2046.

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09 04 2016

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG (Deutsche Hypo) jointly finance the “Marieninsel” development project in Frankfurt/Main

Mourant Ozannes has advised pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Deutsche Hypothekenbank AG (Deutsche Hypo) as joint lenders to project companies of Perella Weinberg Real Estate Fund II LP (advised by PW Real Assets LLP) on Jersey law matters relating to the landmark development of the Marieninsel project in the heart of Frankfurt, Germany.

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09 04 2016

Credi-paz S.A. securitizes credit card loans for $4.6 Million

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal acted as sole legal advisor on the transaction

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09 04 2016

Black Hills $200 Million SEC-Registered At-The-Market Common Stock Offering

Davis Polk advised the sales agents in connection with an SEC-registered at-the-market offering program by Black Hills Corporation under which Black Hills may offer and sell shares of its common stock with an aggregate value of up to $200 million.

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09 04 2016

Bank of Nova Scotia $1.4 Billion Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented The Bank of Nova Scotia in connection with its registered offering of $1.4 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.450% senior notes due 2021.

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09 04 2016

Avnet, Inc.'s $550 Million Note Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in connection with a registered offering by Avnet, Inc. of an aggregate principal amount of $550 million of 4.625% Notes due 2026.

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09 04 2016

Andris Disla to develop Green Car Wash project

Jiménez Cruz Peña has assisted the entrepreneur Andris Disla on the deal

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08 04 2016

Viex Capital Advisors, LLC appoints Eric Singer to the Rainin Group, Inc. Board of Directors

Olshan client Viex Capital Advisors, LLC entered into an agreement with Numerex Corp., pursuant to which the Company appointed Eric Singer to its Board of Directors and agreed to nominate a new independent director, Brian Igoe, Chief Investment Officer of the Rainin Group, Inc., for election to the Board at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

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08 04 2016

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. $200 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase

Davis Polk advised the dealer manager in connection with a fixed-dollar, uncollared accelerated share repurchase transaction it entered into with Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc., pursuant to which Ulta is repurchasing $200 million of its common stock.

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08 04 2016

UAE Exchange and Travelex on $890 million loan

Linklaters has advised UAE Exchange Centre LLC Exchange and Travelex Holdings Limited as they secured a US$890 million term loan financing to support the growth of the two companies.

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08 04 2016

Sun Communities, Inc. acquires Carefree Communities Inc. for $1.68 Billion

Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss PC and Simpson Thacher have advised on the deal.

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08 04 2016

Neuquén Province's $34.2 Million Notes Offering

Cabanellas - Etchebarne - Kelly and Tanoira Cassagne Abogados have advised on the deal

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08 04 2016

Michaels Companies, Inc.'s $443.4 million Common Shares Offering

Simpson Thacher represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, as underwriters in connection with a registered public offering of 17,000,000 shares of common stock of The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK).

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08 04 2016

LNG terminal at Port Qasim secures $130 million Financing

White & Case LLP has advised International Finance Corporation (IFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and a syndicate of local banks on the project financing of a 4.5 MTPA LNG facility at Port Qasim, near Karachi, Pakistan.

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08 04 2016

DUET Investment Holdings Limited reached agreement with Alcoa of Australia to acquire its 20 per cent stake in DBP

Allens has advised DUET Investment holdings Limited on its $205 million acquisition of an additional interest in the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBP), one of Western Australia's most important pieces of energy infrastructure.

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08 04 2016

Coherent Acquires Rofin-Sinar Technologies for $942 Million

Barclays is acting as financial advisor to Coherent and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is acting as legal advisor. Greenhill & Co., LLC is acting as financial advisor to ROFIN, and Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP is acting as legal advisor. Davis Polk is advising Greenhill & Co., LLC

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08 04 2016

China Zheshang Bank on US$1.7bn IPO

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised China Zheshang Bank Co., Ltd on its US$1.7bn (HK$13.18bn) IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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08 04 2016

Chi-Med’s $100 Million Initial Public Offering on Nasdaq

Shearman & Sterling advised Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners on Hutchison China MediTech Limited’s (Chi-Med) US initial public offering of American depositary shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

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08 04 2016

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquires 40% stake in Glencore agricultural business for $2.5bn deal

Linklaters has advised mining and commodity trader Glencore on its sale of a 40% stake in its agricultural business to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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08 04 2016

Bank of Tianjin $948 million Initial Public Offering

Paul Hastings has represented Bank of Tianjin, the only city commercial bank headquartered in Tianjin, in its US$948 million global offering and IPO on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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08 04 2016

Secondary Mortgage Corporation in the offering of up to THB 5 billion bonds

Weerawong C&P represented Secondary Mortgage Corporation in the offering of up to THB 5 billion secured, securitized and amortized bonds in which Kasikornbank Public Company Limited and Bank of Ayudhya Public Company Limited acted as underwriters.

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07 04 2016

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Acquires Alliance Tire Group For $1.2 Billion

Simpson Thacher is representing KKR and the other selling shareholders in the announced sale of all the shares of the Alliance Tire Group to Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. for approximately $1.2 billion.

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07 04 2016

Windstream Services, LLC Cash Tender Offer for $441 Million Senior Notes

Davis Polk advised the dealer manager in connection with Windstream Services, LLC’s cash tender offer for $441,096,000 aggregate principal amount of the 7.875% senior notes due 2017 issued by Windstream Services, LLC (as successor to Windstream Corporation) and Windstream Finance Corp.

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07 04 2016

Weyerhaeuser secures $1.9 Billion Term Loan Facility

Simpson Thacher represented JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as lead arranger and administrative agent, in connection with a $1.9 billion term loan facility for Weyerhaeuser Company.

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07 04 2016

Trinity Acquisition plc's $1 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., in connection with an offering by Trinity Acquisition plc, a subsidiary of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company (NASDAQ: WLTW), of $450 million aggregate principal amount of 3.5% Senior Notes due 2021 and $550 million aggregate principal amount of 4.4% Senior Notes due 2026.

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07 04 2016

Sun Communities, Inc.’s $ 401 Million Follow-on Public Offering of Common Stock

Paul Hastings LLP represented BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, BMO Capital Markets, Baird and RBC Capital Markets as joint book-running managers for Sun Communities, Inc.’s (NYSE: SUI) follow-on public offering of common stock.

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07 04 2016

Stone Point Capital Acquires Majority Stake in NFP Advisor Services

Ropes & Gray represented National Financial Partners (NFP), a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners, in its agreement with funds affiliated with Stone Point Capital LLC (Stone Point) pursuant to which Stone Point will acquire majority ownership of NFP Advisor Services, which as part of the transaction will be rebranded as Kestra Financial.

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07 04 2016

Raizen Energy Finance Limited $200 Million Cash Tender Offer

Shearman & Sterling advised Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as dealer managers in connection with a tender offer by Raizen Energy Finance Limited to purchase for cash up to US$200 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 7.00% senior notes due 2017.

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07 04 2016

Oak Hill Capital Partners acquires FirstLight Fiber

FirstLight Fiber, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider in New York and Northern New England, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Paul, Weiss client Oak Hill Capital Partners.

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07 04 2016

Mount Olympus Mortgage Company v. Benjamin Anderson

Sidley trial lawyers obtained a significant victory on behalf of Mount Olympus Mortgage Company (“MOMCo”), dba TRU Mortgage, an Irvine-based mortgage bank, after a seven-week trial.

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07 04 2016

GAMCO Asset Management Adds Another Representative on the Board of Myers Industries

Olshan client GAMCO Asset Management reached an agreement with Myers Industries to add Daniel Lee as a nominee to the company's slate of directors for its 2016 annual meeting of shareholders.

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07 04 2016

Finnish Industry Investment and Etera invest in BMH Technology

Avance advises BMH Technology, Hollming, Finnish Industry Investment and Etera Mutual Pension Insurance Company in connection with growth capital investments and related financing arrangements of BMH Technology.

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07 04 2016

China Media Capital and FountainVest Complete Sale of Shares of IMAX China

Paul Hastings represented CMC Capital Partners, China’s leading investment fund with a focus on the media and entertainment sector, and FountainVest Partners, a leading China-focused private equity firm, in completing a sale of 20 million shares of Hong Kong-listed IMAX China, which represents an approximately 6 percent stake in the company. IMAX China is a subsidiary of IMAX Corporation, an innovator in entertainment technology.

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07 04 2016

Betterment's $100 Million Series E Financing Round

Orrick Advises Betterment on the transaction

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06 04 2016

Unisys Corporation’s $190 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers in connection with Unisys Corporation’s offering of $190 million aggregate principal amount of 5.5% Convertible Senior Notes due 2021. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as sole bookrunning manager and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as co-managers for the notes offering.

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06 04 2016

State Street acquires GE Asset Management for Up to $485 Million

Ropes & Gray represented State Street Corporation in its proposed acquisition of GE Asset Management (GEAM), a leading asset manager, from GE.

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06 04 2016

Ping An Raises RMB Fund to Invest in U.S. Real Estate

Paul Hastings is represented Ping An, a leading personal financial services group in China, in raising a Chinese RMB fund and forming two joint ventures with Pacific Eagle (US) Real Estate Fund, L.P. for the development of two U.S. residential real estate projects in San Francisco and Malibu, California.

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06 04 2016

Masco Corporation's $400 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers on an SEC-registered offering by Masco Corporation of $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.500% notes due 2021 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.375% notes due 2026.

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06 04 2016

iStar Inc.'s $275 Million Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC in the recent public offering of $275 million aggregate principal amount of 6.5% Senior Notes Due 2021 issued by iStar Inc.

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06 04 2016

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated $350 Million Preferred Securities Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC as representatives of the underwriters in connection with the registered offering by Huntington Bancshares Incorporated of 16 million depositary shares (including 2 million depositary shares issued pursuant to the exercise of an over-allotment option by the underwriters), each representing a 1/40th interest in a share of its 6.250% Series D Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock.

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06 04 2016

Bats Global Markets acquires ETF.com

Davis Polk is advising Bats Global Markets, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of ETF.com.

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06 04 2016

Arrow Global Group acquires InVesting B.V. from HAL Investments B.V. for EUR 100 million

Slaughter and May is advising Arrow Global Group PLC, one of Europe’s leading purchasers and managers of debt, on the acquisition of InVesting B.V. from HAL Investments B.V. for a total consideration of approximately EUR 100 million.

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05 04 2016

TransCanada to acquire Columbia Pipeline Group for $13 Billion

Mayer Brown LLP, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Skadden have advised on the deal

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05 04 2016

TDR Capital-Led Consortium to Buy LeasePlan for Over $3.2 Billion

Simpson Thacher represented LP Group BV, a portfolio company of a consortium of investors led by TDR Capital, in its acquisition of LeasePlan Corporation NV.

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05 04 2016

Silver Lake Partners and GIC acquire a minotry stake in Ancestry.com LLC.

Simpson Thacher is representing Silver Lake Partners and GIC, a current investor in Ancestry, in the acquisition of substantial equity stakes in Ancestry.com LLC from existing equity holders at an enterprise value of approximately $2.6 billion.

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05 04 2016

OneMain Holdings, Inc. Sells 47% Interest in SpringCastle For $112 Million

Davis Polk advised the special committee of the board of directors of OneMain Holdings, Inc. in connection with the sale of its 47% interest in SpringCastle, a joint venture formed to purchase a consumer loan portfolio from HSBC in 2013, to certain affiliates of New Residential Investment Corp. and funds managed by The Blackstone Group, its joint venture partners, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $112 million in cash (including a 10% holdback to be held in escrow for up to five years).

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05 04 2016

NuVasive, Inc. $650 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering by NuVasive, Inc. (“NuVasive”) of $650 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.25% convertible senior notes due 2021, which included $100 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes issued pursuant to the exercise in full of the initial purchasers’ over-allotment option.

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05 04 2016

KKR & Co. L.P.'s $334.3 million Preferred Units Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers on an SEC-registered offering by KKR & Co. L.P. of 13,800,000 6.75% Series A preferred units, which includes the full exercise of the over-allotment option. The total proceeds of the offering were approximately $334.3 million.

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05 04 2016

Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $70.5 Million Initial Public Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters in the $70.5 million initial public offering by Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of 4,700,000 shares of its common stock.

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05 04 2016

Cinemark Holdings' $225 Million Note Offering

Akin Gump represented Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Cinemark USA, Inc., in connection with the issuance and sale by the company of $225 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.875 percent Senior Notes.

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05 04 2016

CI Capital Partners acquires a majority interest in Hero Digital

Paul, Weiss client CI Capital Partners announced that it had acquired, through an affiliate, a majority interest in Hero Digital, a leading digital consulting firm based in San Francisco.

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05 04 2016

Bregal Sagemount invests $40 Million in Open Lending, LLC

Goodwin Procter advised Bregal Sagemount in its $40 million equity investment in Open Lending, LLC.

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04 04 2016

WeWork Companies' $16 Billion Round Funding

Debevoise & Plimpton is advising Hony Capital in its investment in WeWork Companies.

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04 04 2016

Total System Services, Inc.'s $1.5 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, in an offering of $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.8% Senior Notes due 2021 and $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.8% Senior Notes due 2026 by Total System Services, Inc. (“TSS”).

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04 04 2016

The Sherwin-Williams Company acquires The Valspar Corporation for $11.3 Billion

Citi acted as the lead financial advisor to Sherwin-Williams and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC also acted as financial advisor. Jones Day and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP are acting as legal advisors to Sherwin-Williams. Goldman Sachs and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as financial advisors to Valspar and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is acting as its legal advisor.

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04 04 2016

Medtronic plc $2.75 Billion Cash Tender Offer

Davis Polk is advising the dealer managers on a cash tender offer by Medtronic, Inc. and Covidien International Finance S.A. (“CIFSA”), each a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic plc, to purchase up to $2.75 billion combined aggregate purchase price of CIFSA’s 6.550% senior notes due 2037 and 2.950% senior notes due 2023 and Medtronic, Inc.’s 4.000% senior notes due 2043, 2.750% senior notes due 2023, 4.450% senior notes due 2020, 4.375% senior notes due 2035 and 2.500% senior notes due 2020.

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04 04 2016

GI Partners to Acquire Netsmart Technologies

Paul Hastings LLP is representing GI Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, in connection with the acquisition of Netsmart Technologies, Inc.

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04 04 2016

GAMCO Asset Management reached an agreement with Myers Industries to add Daniel Lee as a nominee to the company's slate of directors

Olshan client GAMCO Asset Management reached an agreement with Myers Industries to add Daniel Lee as a nominee to the company's slate of directors for its 2016 annual meeting of shareholders.

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04 04 2016

Ford Motor Credit Company’s $1.75 Billion Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented Banco Bradesco BBI S.A., Commerz Markets LLC, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and SG Americas Securities, LLC as joint book-running managers and BB Securities Ltd., BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, UniCredit Capital Markets LLC and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. as co-managers in connection with Ford Motor Credit Company LLC’s offering of its $1.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.336% notes due March 18, 2021.

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04 04 2016

El Paso Electric Company’s $150 Million Senior Notes Offering

Hunton & Williams LLP advised underwriters on an SEC-registered offering by El Paso Electric Company of $150 million in aggregate principal amount of its 5.000% Senior Notes due 2044.

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04 04 2016

Banco Santander Chile $558 Million Cash Tender Offer

Davis Polk advised Banco Santander Chile in connection with its cash tender offer for up to $558,957,000 combined aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 3.875% senior fixed-rate notes due 2022 and its senior floating-rate notes due 2018.

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04 04 2016

Adecoagro S.A. Secondary Offering

Davis Polk advised the underwriter in connection with an SEC-registered secondary offering of 12,000,000 shares of Adecoagro S.A. at a price to the public of $11.70 per share. Adecoagro's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “AGRO.”

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04 04 2016

HongDao Advisors closes three investments for an aggregated value of aprox $26 Million

Ropes & Gray congratulates HongDao Advisors (HongDao) on the successful closing of three of its recent investment transactions. Ropes & Gray acted as HongDao’s legal counsel on all three transactions.

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03 04 2016

TIO Limited on its takeover bid for Flinders Mines Limited

Herbert Smith Freehills is advising TIO Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Todd Corporation Limited on its unconditional all-cash takeover bid for Flinders Mines Limited, which values Flinders at approximately A$38 million.

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03 04 2016

Silk Road Fund on its first oil and gas M&A transaction

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Silk Road Fund on the acquisition of an approximate 9.9% stake in Russia's key new liquefied natural gas (LNG) project based in South Tambeyskoye gas field from Novatek, Russia's largest independent natural gas producer, for EUR1,087 million.

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03 04 2016

Natixis and CEPAC in relation to the refinancing of a portfolio of 15 rooftop photovoltaic power plants

Linklaters advised Natixis and Caisse d'Epargne et de Prévoyance Provence-Alpes-Corse as mandated lead arrangers and lenders and Natixis as agent and hedging bank in relation to the refinancing of a portfolio of 15 rooftop photovoltaic power plants located on hypermarkets in the south of France, with an aggregated installed capacity of 31.17 MWp. The plants are co-owned by the DIF Infrastructure II investment fund and GreenYellow.

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03 04 2016

Investec Bank plc on successful Blue Prism IPO

Osborne Clarke has advised Investec Bank plc in its capacity as Nominated Adviser and sole bookrunner on the successful AIM IPO of leading Robotic Process Automation software business, Blue Prism Group plc.

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03 04 2016

Inflexion acquiring Global Reach Partners

Eversheds has advised Inflexion on the buyout of Global Reach Partners, a leading UK foreign exchange specialist providing payments and hedging services to businesses and private individuals.

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03 04 2016

CITIC on US$4.8bn sale of China residential assets

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised CITIC Limited on the sale of its Chinese residential property assets to China Overseas Land & Investment Limited.

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03 04 2016

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on £1bn development

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its £1bn Paradise Circus development in Birmingham with Hermes Investment Management.

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03 04 2016

Banco Santander SA on sale of the Taralga Wind Farm

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Inversiones Capital Global SA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander SA, on its agreement to sell the 106.8MW Taralga Wind Farm to State Power Investment Corporation of China. SPIC was also the recent purchaser of the Pacific Hydro business, on which Herbert Smith Freehills acted for the vendor, IFM Investors.

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03 04 2016

GE Capital Group on the sale of its stake in Alpha Capital Asset Management Co., Ltd. to a new strategic investor.

Weerawong C&P represented GE Capital Group, including its subsidiaries in Hong Kong on the sale of its stake in Alpha Capital Asset Management Co., Ltd. to a new strategic investor.

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31 03 2016

The Walt Disney Company secures $3.75 Billion Revolving Credit Facilities

Cravath represented the co‑administrative agents, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Citibank, N.A., in connection with the arrangement of a $2.25 billion five‑year revolving credit facility and a $1.5 billion 364‑day revolving credit facility made available to The Walt Disney Company.

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31 03 2016

Silverfleet acquiert Coventya auprès d’Equistone

Linklaters a conseillé Equistone Partners Europe dans le cadre de l'opération

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31 03 2016

Science Media, LLC acquires HelloSociety, LLC

Fenwick & West represented Science Media, LLC, an L.A.-based startup builder that buys and invests in disruptive media and ecommerce companies, in the acquisition of HelloSociety, LLC, a digital marketing agency and portfolio company of Science Media, by The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT)

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31 03 2016

Savant Pharm S.A.’s $4.1 Million Bonds Class I Offering

Tanoira Cassagne advised Trust Capital S.A. and Balanz Capital S.A. on the offering

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31 03 2016

Nasdaq, Inc. secures $400 Million Term A Loan

Cahill represented Bank of America as administrative agent, and Wells Fargo Securities; J.P. Morgan Chase Bank; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith; Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken; Mizuho Bank; and Nordea Bank Finland as lead arrangers in connection with a $400,000,000 Term A loan for Nasdaq, Inc.

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31 03 2016

Lifeline Ventures raised a new EUR 57 million early stage fund

Borenius advised Lifeline Ventures in the formation of Lifeline Ventures III, Lifeline’s third venture capital fund.

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31 03 2016

Leaders and Romans merge

Fried Frank acted as counsel to ICG as lender in connection with the merger of Leaders Lettings and Romans, portfolio companies of mid-market private equity firm Bowmark Capital, to create one of the largest property services providers in the UK

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31 03 2016

Intera Partners has acquired a majority stake in scaffolding rental services company Telinekymppi

Helsinki-headquartered GP Intera Partners has acquired a majority stake in scaffolding rental services company Telinekymppi.

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31 03 2016

Cowen to Acquire Businesses from CRT Capital

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as legal advisor to Cowen. Macquarie Capital served as financial advisor to CRT and Sidley Austin LLP acted as legal advisor to CRT.

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31 03 2016

CalAmp successfully completes Tender offer for shares of LoJack,

CalAmp Corp. and LoJack Corporation announced that CalAmp's wholly-owned subsidiary, Lexus Acquisition Sub, Inc., has successfully completed its tender offer for the outstanding shares of the common stock of LoJack at a price of $6.45 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes.

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31 03 2016

Aircastle Limited's $500 Million Notes Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers in connection with the public offering of $500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.00% Senior Notes due 2023 by Aircastle Limited.

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31 03 2016

AGIC Capital, ChemChina and Guoxin to acquire KraussMaffei Group for EUR 925 million

Asian-European private equity firm AGIC Capital as part of an investment consortium with ChemChina and Guoxin International Investment Corporation acquires the KraussMaffei Group from Onex Corporation for a cash enterprise value of EUR 925 million.

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31 03 2016

AB Tasty raises €5 million to give marketers predictive segmentation

AB Tasty, leader in A/B-testing and personalisation of user experience solutions secures €5 million in venture funding led by Omnes Capital, together with its historical investors Xange Private Equity and Kima Ventures.

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30 03 2016

Union Medical Healthcare Limited IPO and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Union Medical Healthcare Limited, an aesthetic medical service provider in Hong Kong and Greater China which owns the brand DR REBORN, has completed its initial public offering and listing of its shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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30 03 2016

Trinseo S.A.'s $384.25 Million Shares Offering

Cahill represented the sole book-running manager in connection with the underwritten secondary public offering of 10,600,000 ordinary shares of Trinseo S.A. (NYSE: TSE), resulting in gross proceeds of $384,250,000 to the selling shareholder.

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30 03 2016

Sainsbury's makes formal 1.4bn offer to buy Home Retail Group

Ashurst is advising Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and UBS Limited on the proposed acquisition of Home Retail Group plc (HRG) by J Sainsbury plc.

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30 03 2016

Novastar Ventures invests in online store Soko

Jones Day advised Novastar Ventures Limited in its minority stake investment in Soko, an online store that connects online consumers to global makers and handcrafted jewelry from the developing world.

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30 03 2016

New major shareholders for VTG Aktiengesellschaft

VTG Aktiengesellschaft, one of Europe’s leading wagon hire and rail logistics companies, has gained two new major shareholders.

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30 03 2016

Nautic Partners acquires a significant stake in ExactCare Pharmacy from Primus Capital

Nautic Partners has acquired a significant stake in ExactCare Pharmacy, one of the fastest-growing companies in Northeast Ohio.

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30 03 2016

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. acquires Airbus Defence Electronics Business

Hengeler Mueller is advising KKR on this transaction

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30 03 2016

HCA Inc. $1.5 Billion Notes Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the public offering of $1,500,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.250% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 by HCA Inc. the largest non-governmental hospital operator in the United States and a leading comprehensive, integrated provider of health care and related services.

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30 03 2016

Delta Lloyd announced the terms of its EUR 650 million rights offering

Delta Lloyd N.V. announced the terms of its EUR 650 million rights offering. The rights will be traded on the regulated markets of Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext Brussels

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30 03 2016

Brookfield and Qube Consortiums acquired Asciano Limited, a port and rail logistics company in Australia

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners together with its institutional partners, GIC Private Limited, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and the Qatar Investment Authority and Qube Holdings Limited, announced a binding agreement to implement a transaction that will result in the acquisition of the entire business currently owned and operated by Asciano Limited, a high quality port and rail logistics company in Australia with an enterprise value of approximately A$12 billion.

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30 03 2016

British Business Financial Services Ltd in its consultancy role for HM Treasury under The Small and Medium Sized Business Regulations 2015

Simmons & Simmons have advised British Business Financial Services Ltd, a subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, in its consultancy role for HM Treasury under The Small and Medium Sized Business (Finance Platforms) Regulations 2015

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30 03 2016

Bremer Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft finances the acquisition of minority interests in circular saws manufacturer

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Bremer Kreditbank Aktiengesellschaft on financing the acquisition of minority interests in Altendorf group by the majority shareholders.

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30 03 2016

Bremer Kreditbank AG acquires Bankhaus Neelmeyer

Noerr advised Bremer Kreditbank AG acquires Bankhaus Neelmeyer

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29 03 2016

Tabularius Holding GmbH acquires Syntela IT-Dienstleistungs GmbH from Caldec Holding GmbH

P+P advises Caldec Holding on the sale of shares in Tabularius Holding GmbH

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29 03 2016

Senseonics Holdings, Inc. $45 Million Initial Public Offering

Covington advised the underwriters in the $45 million initial public offering of common stock of Senseonics Holdings, Inc.

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29 03 2016

Remgro Limited issues a £350 million secured guaranteed bonds due 2021

Slaughter and May advised Remgro Limited, as guarantor, and its subsidiary Remgro Jersey GBP Limited, as issuer, on the placement of senior, secured guaranteed bonds due 2021.

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29 03 2016

Ramius Advisors disposes various rights for additional compensation resulting from squeeze-outs and other special situations following public takeovers in German issuers to another funds

Simmons & Simmons has advised New York based asset manager Ramius Advisors on the disposal of various rights for additional compensation resulting from squeeze-outs and other special situations following public takeovers in German issuers to another funds.

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29 03 2016

Platinum Equity acquires PAE From Lindsay Goldberg

Cahill represented Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Citizens Bank and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in connection with the debt financing for the acquisition of PAE by Platinum Equity from private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg.

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29 03 2016

PKA pension funds and KIRKBI Invest acquired 50% of the Burbo Extention Windfarm in the Irish Sea

A consortium between the PKA pension funds and KIRKBI Invest A/S has acquired 50% of the Burbo Extention Windfarm under construction in the Irish Sea west of Liverpool for DKK 6.6 bn, approx. €890 million.

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29 03 2016

Liberty Hall Capital Partners acquires UK-based Bromford Industries

Private equity firm Liberty Hall Capital Partners has acquired UK-based performance critical component provider Bromford Industries, a leading supplier of complex, close tolerance engine components, fabrications and assemblies and landing gear components for the global aerospace and power generation industries.

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29 03 2016

Kreissparkasse Göppingen and DZ Bank AG finance the acquisition of of all shares in Binder group by funds under management of Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has advised savings bank Kreissparkasse Göppingen and DZ Bank AG on the pro-rated financing of the acquisition of all shares in Binder group by funds under management of Bregal Unternehmerkapital. The transaction volume is some EUR 64 million.

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29 03 2016

J.W. Childs Equity Partners IV, LP invests in Comoto Holdings, Inc.

Kaye Scholer recently advised middle-market private equity firm J.W. Childs Equity Partners IV, LP on its investment in Comoto Holdings, Inc., a holding company housing its portfolio company Cycle Gear, Inc. and Revzilla Motorsports, LLC, two of the nation’s leading retailers of apparel, accessories and parts for motorcycle enthusiasts.

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29 03 2016

Cainiao Network $1.53 Billion Round Funding

Zhong Lun Law Firm acted as its PRC counsel in this transaction

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29 03 2016

Ally Financial Inc.: Consent Solicitation For The Holders Of Its 8.000% Notes Due 2031

Cahill represented Citigroup Global Markets and Morgan Stanley as solicitation agents in connection with a consent solicitation by Ally Financial Inc., with respect to the solicitation of consents from the holders of its 8% Senior Notes due 2031.

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28 03 2016

Standard Chartered PLC and Standard Chartered Bank announce tender offers to repurchase twelve series of capital securities

Sullivan & Cromwell and Slaughter and May have Standard Chartered PLC and Standard Chartered Bank on its tender offers for twelve series of outstanding capital securities issued by Standard Chartered PLC and Standard Chartered Bank.

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28 03 2016

RBS provided senior financing for the construction of 16 solar PV plants located in England and Northern Ireland

Watson Farley & Williams has advised the Royal Bank of Scotland Plc on the construction financing of 16 solar PV plants located in England and Northern Ireland currently under development by sponsor Lightsource Renewable Energy Holdings Limited.

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28 03 2016

MidFirst Bank acquires 1st Century Bancshares, Inc.

Covington represented MidFirst Bank in its acquisition of 1st Century Bancshares, Inc.

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28 03 2016

Mercia Technologies PLC acquires Enterprise Ventures Group Ltd for £11 Million

Gowling WLG has advised AIM-quoted Mercia Technologies PLC on its £11 million acquisition of Enterprise Ventures Group Ltd

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28 03 2016

Maverick Capital acquires a minority stake in Science Exchange, the leading marketplace for scientific research

Science Exchange, the leading marketplace for scientific research, announced that it has raised $25 million in new funding.

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28 03 2016

Distribusion Technologies €6 Million Funding Round

Raue LLP advised traveltech startup Distribusion Technologies on a €6 million funding from international investors Northzone, Creandum and HR Ventures.

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28 03 2016

Couchbase raised $30 million in a Series F round financing

Couchbase, the database for the Digital Economy, has secured $30 million in a series F round of funding led by Sorenson Capital with current investors participating in the round, including Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners and West Summit.

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26 03 2016

D’Amico International Shipping secures $250 Million Loan Facility

Watson Farley and Williams LLP acted for Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in relation to a US$250m loan facility for d’Amico International Shipping.

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26 03 2016

Blackstone Sells Four Office Buildings in Los Angeles to Douglas Emmett and Qatar Investment Authority

Simpson Thacher is representing affiliates of The Blackstone Group in connection with the announced sale of four Class “A” Los Angeles office buildings to real estate investment trust Douglas Emmett Inc. and the Qatar Investment Authority for approximately $1.34 billion.

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24 03 2016

Sportvest Capital invests in English football club Lincoln City FC

Fladgate LLP has acted for Clive Nates’ investment vehicle, Sportvest Capital LLP, in relation to an investment into Lincoln City FC.

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24 03 2016

Sharp Plumbing, Inc. v. National Fire & Marine Insurance Company

Simpson Thacher Secures Ninth Circuit Affirmance of Summary Judgment Victory

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24 03 2016

Portobello Capital invests in Spanish distributor of spices and herbs, Ramón Sabater

Portobello Capital has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the Spanish company Ramón Sabater, S.A., leading in the processing and distribution of paprika, spices and herbs.

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24 03 2016

Nordic Capital acquires eResearchTechnology, Inc.

Ropes & Gray represented Nordic Capital Fund VIII (Nordic Capital) in connection with its agreement to acquire eResearchTechnology (ERT), a leading provider of high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection solutions for use in clinical drug development.

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24 03 2016

New World and Chow Tai Fook signed a jv with aircraft leasing company Aviation Capital Group

Clifford Chance advised New World Development's subsidiary NWS Holdings Limited and Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited on a joint venture with US aircraft leasing company Aviation Capital Group Corp. to form Bauhinia Aviation Capital Limited.

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24 03 2016

Kinross Gold Corporation’s $250.2 Million Common Shares Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented TD Securities Inc. and Scotia Capital Inc. as joint lead bookrunners and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., GMP Securities L.P., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Credit Suisse Securities (Canada), Inc., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities Canada Inc., Morgan Stanley Canada Limited, Citigroup Global Markets Canada Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc., as co-managers in connection with a public offering of 83,400,000 common shares of Kinross Gold Corporation (“Kinross”) at a public offering price of $3.00 per share on a bought deal basis, for gross proceeds of approximately $250.2 million.

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24 03 2016

Initial public offering of Catena Media AB on Nasdaq First North Premier

Catena Media AB, an European marketing and lead generation company, primarily active in the online gaming and online casino industries, completed its IPO on Nasdaq First North Premier in Stockholm.

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24 03 2016

Discovery Communications, LLC $500 Million Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint bookrunners and representatives of the several underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering of $500 million of 4.900% senior notes due 2026 by Discovery Communications, LLC. The senior notes are guaranteed by the issuer’s indirect parent company, Discovery Communications, Inc.

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24 03 2016

Cinven secures a credit facility for the acquisition of Kurt Geiger

Shearman & Sterling advised ING Bank, Lloyds Bank and Santander UK as mandated lead arrangers in connection with their provision of an all-senior facility to Cinven in connection with its acquisition of the UK-based shoe retailer Kurt Geiger from Sycamore Partners.

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24 03 2016

América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. €1.5 Billion Notes Offerings

Simpson Thacher has represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup, HSBC and Société Générale, in connection with a public offering of €850 million aggregate principal amount of 1.5% Senior Notes due 2024 and €650 million aggregate principal amount of 2.125% Senior Notes due 2028 by América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. The notes will be listed for trading on the Euro MTF Market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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24 03 2016

$6.4 Billion Financing for Acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.

Davis Polk advised the administrative agent and collateral agent, and the joint lead arrangers, joint bookrunners and syndication agents, regarding the $6.4 billion credit facilities being provided to Maple Holdings Acquisition Corp., a company controlled by JAB Holding Company S.a.r.l. (“JAB”), certain of its affiliates and certain co-investors, in connection with its acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (“Keurig”).

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23 03 2016

Yapı Kredi's $500 million Notes Offering

White & Case LLP has advised Yapı Kredi, Turkey's fourth largest private bank, on the Rule 144A/Regulation S issue of $500 million, 8.5 percent Basel III-compliant fixed rate resettable Tier 2 Notes due 2026.

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23 03 2016

Xerox secures $1 Billion Financing

Shearman & Sterling advised JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities LLC, Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, in connection with a $1 billion term loan for Xerox Corporation.

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23 03 2016

Textron Inc. $350 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the representatives of the several underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering by Textron Inc. of $350 million aggregate principal amount of its 4% notes due 2026.

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23 03 2016

Sysco acquires European food distributor Brakes from Bain Capital for USD3.1 billion

Sysco Corporation, North America’s leading foodservice distributor, ahas signed a definitive agreement to acquire Brakes Group, a leading European foodservice distributor with operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Sweden, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg from Bain Capital for an enterprise value of USD3.1 billion.

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23 03 2016

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s $50 Billion Medium Term Notes Program and Senior Notes Offering Thereunder

Simpson Thacher recently represented the dealers in connection with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation’s update of its US$50 billion Global Medium Term Notes Program and the offering of US$1.25 billion of senior notes thereunder.

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23 03 2016

SDS liquidators sued the controlling shareholder and board members of SDS in the sum of 72 Million NIS

The liquidators of SDS, Adv. Yaron Elhawi (Picture) and Amir Palmer, represented by Adv. Harel Shaham and Shani Weiss from Gornitzky & Co., filed a motion to order the controlling shareholder and board members of SDS to bear the Company’s debts to its creditors in the amount of over NIS 72 million.

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23 03 2016

Pepper Group Limited on A$400m whole loan sale of residential mortgage portfolio

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised leading non-bank lender Pepper Group Limited on a whole loan sale transaction in Australia comprising a portfolio of A$400m residential mortgage loans.

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23 03 2016

Northill Capital to acquire majority interest in Capital Four

Capital Four, the largest independent high yield manager in Europe, has announced the sale of the majority interest to Northill Capital, an independent London-based asset management company.

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23 03 2016

Nasdaq signed a definitive agreement to acquire Boardvantage for $200 million

Nasdaq, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Boardvantage, a leading board portal solution provider which also specializes in leadership collaboration and meeting productivity.

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23 03 2016

Main Post Growth Capital, L.P. raises $400 million

Ropes & Gray advised Main Post Partners on the formation of its inaugural fund, Main Post Growth Capital, L.P., which closed at a total of $400 million in third-party limited partner commitments, surpassing its initial target of $250 million.

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23 03 2016

Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A. secures $540 million credit facility for the acquisition of an interest in SURA Asset Management

Simpson Thacher represented Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as lead arrangers in connection with a $540 million credit facility for Gruposura Finance, an affiliate of Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A. (GRUPOSURA). The credit facility was entered into in connection with the acquisition by GRUPOSURA of shares of SURA Asset Management from General Atlantic Cooperatief U.A.

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23 03 2016

Geveran Trading Company Ltd sells 37.8 million shares in Marine Harvest ASA conducted by way of an accelerated bookbuild offering

Shearman & Sterling advised Morgan Stanley as sole bookrunner in connection with the sale by Geveran Trading Company Ltd of 37.8 million shares in Marine Harvest ASA conducted by way of an accelerated bookbuild offering.

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23 03 2016

Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura, S.A. secures $45 Million Credit Facility

Morgan & Morgan advised OeEB, FMO and Proparco in connection with a Loan Agreement for an amount of up to $45 million

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23 03 2016

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. Exchange Offer of $218 Million 1.5 Lien Senior Secured Notes

Davis Polk advised the dealer managers in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S exchange offer by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. of approximately $218 million of new 8.0% 1.5 lien senior secured notes due 2020 for certain of its outstanding 3.95% senior notes due 2018, 5.90% senior notes due March 2020, 4.80% senior notes due October 2020, 7.75% second-lien senior secured notes due 2020, 4.875% senior notes due 2021 and 6.25% senior notes due 2040.

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23 03 2016

Bain Capital acquires a controlling interest in Asia Pacific Media Group

Kirkland & Ellis represented Bain Capital in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Asia Pacific Media Group

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23 03 2016

Arcadis and Dura Vermeer to acquire 40% interest in railroad maintenance company ASSET Rail

Stibbe advises Egeria on the sale of its 40% interest in railroad maintenance company ASSET Rail to Arcadis and Dura Vermeer.

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23 03 2016

ABN Amro Participaties acquires Dutch Power Company (DPC)

ABN Amro Participaties acquires Dutch Power Company (DPC) for €35 million.

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22 03 2016

União de Lojas Leader and Banco Bradesco restructure the ownership of two credit card companies

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão and Veirano Advogados have advised on the deal

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22 03 2016

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group $4 Billion Senior Notes Registered Offering

Simpson Thacher has represented the underwriters in the SEC-registered offering by Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. of $4 billion aggregate principal amount of its senior notes in three tranches due 2021 (floating rate), 2021 and 2026 (fixed rate).

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22 03 2016

Starwood Capital Europe Advisors LLP's £26,950,000 refinancing of The Royal Yacht Hotel

Ogier real estate and finance teams in Jersey have acted for Starwood Capital Europe Advisors LLP in connection with the £26,950,000 refinancing of The Royal Yacht Hotel, a luxury spa hotel in the heart of St Helier, Jersey.

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22 03 2016

Schouw & Co. acquires GPV International A/S

Bech-Bruun represented Schouw & Co. in its acquisition of electronics manufacturer GPV International A/S for an enterprise value of DKK 400 million, approx. €54 million.

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22 03 2016

Saudi Electricity refinances $1.14 bln loan for gas power plant

White & Case LLP has advised the commercial lenders, Islamic financiers and Export-Import Bank of the United States on the refinancing of the Riyadh PP11 Independent Power Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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22 03 2016

Nordian Capital acquires majority stake in BouWatch

Netherlands-based Nordian Capital has acquired a majority stake in in Dutch surveillance equipment maker BouWatch from the Visser Assen Group for an undisclosed sum.

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22 03 2016

Morgan Stanley's €1.5 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley in connection with its SEC-registered global offering of €1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.75% fixed-rate senior notes due 2024.

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22 03 2016

LYB International Finance II B.V. €750 Million Guaranteed Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers on an SEC-registered offering by LYB International Finance II B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of LyondellBasell Industries N.V., of €750 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.875% guaranteed notes due 2022.

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22 03 2016

Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation et al

Judge Dean Pregerson of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, California dismissed all trademark and related state law claims in a suit brought against Olshan clients Havas Worldwide New York and various TD Ameritrade entities by Lions Gate Entertainment on the basis of copyright preemption.

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22 03 2016

I.D.B. Development in a motion to amend I.D.B. Holdings' creditor arrangement

Gornitzky & Co. represent I.D.B. Development in a motion to amend I.D.B. Holdings' creditor arrangement, following which I.D.B. Development will be delisted from trading in the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.

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22 03 2016

Hyatt Hotels Corporation's $400 Million Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., in the registered public offering by Hyatt Hotels Corporation of an aggregate principal amount of $400 Million 4.85% Senior Notes due 2026.

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22 03 2016

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities invests in Targa Resources Corp.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Blackstone Tactical Opportunities on its decision to invest in Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP), a Houston-based midstream energy corporation, which received definitive agreements for the purchase of approximately $1 billion of 9.5 percent Series A Preferred Stock.

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21 03 2016

TCS Capital secures a Board Seats in Angie’s List Settlement

Olshan Client TCS Capital Wins Board Seats in Angie’s List Settlement

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21 03 2016

Roche's $1 Billion Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher recently represented Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc. as joint bookrunners for an offering by Roche Holdings, Inc. of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.625% notes due 2026, which are guaranteed by Roche Holding Ltd. The offering was conducted in reliance upon Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933.

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21 03 2016

Petróleos Mexicanos’ €2.25 Billion Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, HSBC Bank plc and Société Générale as managers in connection with the offering of €2.25 billion of securities issued in two separate tranches of €1.35 billion 3.750% notes due 2019 and €900 million 5.125% notes due 2023.

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21 03 2016

PDC Energy, Inc. $297 Million Block Trade

Davis Polk advised the representatives of the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered block trade of 5,922,500 shares of common stock of PDC Energy, Inc.

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21 03 2016

Morgan Stanley’s €1.5 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Sidley has advised the underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, in connection with Morgan Stanley’s SEC-registered offering of €1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of euro fixed rate senior registered notes due 2024.

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21 03 2016

MML Capital Partners Fund VI LP raises €438 million

Mourant Ozannes has advised MML Capital Partners LLP on the Jersey legal aspects of the establishment of the MML Capital Partners Fund VI LP, which has raised €438 million.

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21 03 2016

Fukuoka Financial Group to integrate Eighteenth Bank

Shearman & Sterling is advising leading Japanese regional banks Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (FFG) and The Eighteenth Bank, Ltd. (Eighteenth Bank) on a business integration involving filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Upon completion, Eighteenth Bank will become a wholly owned subsidiary of FFG, making it the largest regional bank in Japan in terms of total assets.

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21 03 2016

Egeria acquires human resources services provider The Employment Group from Bencis

Bencis Capital Partners, a Dutch private equity firm, sold its stake in THE EMPLOYMENT GROUP to private equity firm Egeria. THE EMPLOYMENT GROUP is a holding company of niche staffing companies specialized in painting, architectural and engineering industries.

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21 03 2016

eBay's $1.5 Billion Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, in connection with eBay Inc.’s registered offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of notes, comprised of $750 million of 2.500% notes due 2018 and $750 million of 3.800% notes due 2022.

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21 03 2016

Debiopharm Holding investit €100 millions à l'occasion de l'augmentation de capital de Eurosic

Gide conseille Debiopharm Holding dans le cadre de son investissement d'un montant de 100 millions d'euros à l'occasion de l'augmentation de capital de la foncière cotée Eurosic.

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21 03 2016

Connecture's $52 Million Funding Round

Connecture was advised by Raymond James and DLA Piper LLP (US), and Francisco Partners was advised by Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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21 03 2016

Chinese Yinyi Group to acquire all shares of Punch Powertrain for €1 billion

Shareholders of Punch Powertrain, which include private equity funds GIMV, LRM, Capricorn Venture, and PMV, and the management, signed an exclusive sale and purchase agreement with the China-based Yinyi Group to acquire all shares of Punch Powertrain for €1 billion.

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21 03 2016

Bohai Leasing acquires Avolon Holdings for €6.5 Billion

Walkers has advised Bohai Leasing in its €6.5bn acquisition of Avolon Holdings.

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21 03 2016

Berkshire Hathaway's $12 Billion Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo Securities in the registered public offerings by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (“Berkshire”) and Berkshire Hathaway Finance Corporation (“BHFC”) of $12 billion aggregate principal amount of notes over ten tranches with maturities ranging from 2 to 12 years. The transaction included offerings by Berkshire of $5.5 billion in U.S. dollar-denominated notes and €2.75 billion ($3.05 billion) in euro-denominated notes, as well as BHFC’s offering of $3.5 billion in both fixed and floating rate notes which will be guaranteed by Berkshire.

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21 03 2016

AEON REIT Investment Corporation's $228 million Follow-on Offering

Simpson Thacher has represented the international joint lead managers in connection with a follow-on offering of AEON REIT Investment Corporation, which included an international offering to institutional investors pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.

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19 03 2016

YPF S.A. $102 Million Notes Offering

Estudio O’Farrell and Tanoira Cassagne Abogados have advised on the transaction

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19 03 2016

Province of Buenos Aires’ $1.25 Billion Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented Citicorp Capital Markets S.A., HSBC Bank Argentina S.A. and JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., Sucursal Buenos Aires as initial purchasers, and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., as international purchasers, in connection with the issuance by the Province of Buenos Aires, a Province of the Republic of Argentina, of $1.25 billion principal amount of its 9.125% notes due 2024.

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19 03 2016

NorthEdge Capital LLP Fund II raises £300 Million

Paul Hastings LLP has advised NorthEdge Capital LLP, on the launch of its second private equity fund (“Fund II”), focused on the North of England.

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19 03 2016

Lennar Corporation's Registered High‑Yield Senior Debt Offering

Cravath represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup, Wells Fargo Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities, Mizuho Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and RBC Capital Markets, in connection with the US$500 million registered high‑yield senior debt offering of Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders and a provider of real estate‑related financial services.

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19 03 2016

Legg Mason, Inc. $250 Million Junior Subordinated Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the underwriters in an SEC-registered offering by Legg Mason, Inc. of $250 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.375% junior subordinated notes due 2056.

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19 03 2016

Innovation Quarter and Brabant Development Agency invest €12 million in Airborne International

Airborne International, manufacturer of composites (high performance fiber-reinforced plastics), has received a capital injection of € 12 million specifically to foster its growth in the aerospace sector.

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19 03 2016

Hubbell Incorporated $400 Million Note Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in connection with a registered offering by Hubbell Incorporated of an aggregate principal amount of $400 million of 3.35% Senior Notes due 2026.

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19 03 2016

Georgia Power Company's $650 million Senior Notes Offering

Hunton & Williams LLP advised Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., as representatives of the underwriters on an SEC-registered offering by Georgia Power Company of $325 million aggregate principal amount of its Series 2016A 3.250% Senior Notes due 2026 and $325 million aggregate principal amount of its Series 2016B 2.400% Senior Notes due 2021.

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19 03 2016

GameStop $475 Million High-Yield Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the representative of the initial purchasers on a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by GameStop Corporation of $475 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.75% senior notes due 2021.

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19 03 2016

Apax to Form Joint Venture with Becton Dickinson for Respiratory Solutions Business

Simpson Thacher is representing Apax Partners in connection with its entry into an agreement to acquire the controlling stake of the Respiratory Solutions business of Becton, Dickinson and Company

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19 03 2016

Aon plc $750 Million Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered offering by Aon plc of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 3.875% senior notes due 2025.

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19 03 2016

Amgen's CHF 700 Million Notes Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented UBS AG, BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA and Credit Suisse AG in connection with Amgen Inc.’s Regulation S offering of CHF 700 million aggregate principal amount of 0.410% notes due 2023.

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18 03 2016

Xcel Energy's $750 Million Senior Notes Offering

Hunton & Williams LLP advised the underwriters on an SEC-registered offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 2.40% Senior Notes, Series due March 15, 2021 and $350 million aggregate principal amount 3.30% Senior Notes, Series due June 1, 2025.

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18 03 2016

Trainline acquires Captain Train to create new leader in digital european rail ticketing

Trainline has announced the acquisition of Captain Train, combining two of Europe’s leading digital rail ticket retailers to create the new leader in the European market.

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18 03 2016

Tradeweb Markets Acquires CodeStreet

Fried Frank acted as counsel to Tradeweb Markets in its acquisition of CodeStreet LLC, a leader in data-driven trade identification and workflow management software development.

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18 03 2016

Telecom Italia Group has completed the sale of its entire remaining stake in Telecom Argentina

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Errecondo, Gonzalez & Funes, Davis Polk & Wardwell and Marval O'Farrell & Mairal, have advised on the deal

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18 03 2016

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.'s $4 Billion SEC-Registered Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) on its debut SEC-registered takedown offering, which consisted of $1.75 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.934% senior notes due 2021, $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.784% senior notes due 2026 and $750 million aggregate principal amount of floating-rate senior notes due 2021.

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18 03 2016

Realogy Group LLC's $250 Million Additional Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. in the sale of an aggregate principal amount of $250 million additional 5.250% senior notes due 2021 by Realogy Group LLC and Realogy Co-Issuer Corp..

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18 03 2016

Marathon Oil Corporation's $1.28 Billion Registered Common Stock Offering

Cravath represented the underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley, in connection with the US$1.28 billion registered common stock offering of Marathon Oil Corporation, a global energy company.

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18 03 2016

JAB Holding to acquire Keurig Green Mountain for $13.9 billion

Stibbe advises Netherlands based, JAB Holding Co. JDE, holding company Acorn Holdings and co-investor Quadrant Capital on the USD 13.9 billion equity funding of the acquisition of Keurig Green Mountain, the U.S. listed pioneer of single-serve pods.

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18 03 2016

General Motors Financial Company, Inc. $2.75 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers on an SEC-registered offering by General Motors Financial Company, Inc. (“GM Financial”) of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.200% senior notes due 2021 and $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.250% senior notes due 2026. The notes are guaranteed by AmeriCredit Financial Services, Inc., the principal U.S. operating subsidiary of GM Financial.

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18 03 2016

Dutch pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds Campina renews its contractual relationship with Goldman Sachs

Houthoff Buruma advised Stichting Pensioenfonds Campina, a Dutch pension fund with assets under management of approximately € 1.4 billion, on the renewal of its contractual relationship with Goldman Sachs Asset Management International.

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18 03 2016

CSG Systems International, Inc. $230 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering by CSG Systems International, Inc. of $230 million principal amount of its 4.25% convertible senior notes due 2036.

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18 03 2016

China Medical System signed a licensing agreement with AstraZeneca for two drugs for hypertension medicine for $500 million

AstraZeneca has announced it has entered into a licensing agreement with China Medical System Holdings Ltd for the commercialisation rights in China to its calcium channel blocker, Plendil (felodipine).

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17 03 2016

Summit Materials' $250 Million Notes Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and co-managers in connection with the Rule 144A offering of $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 8.5% Senior Notes due 2022 by Summit Materials, one of the fastest growing construction materials companies in the United States.

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17 03 2016

PNC Bank's $1 Billion Senior Bank Notes Offering

Cravath represented the dealers, Citigroup, Barclays, Morgan Stanley and PNC Capital Markets LLC, in connection with the US$1 billion senior bank notes offering of PNC Bank, National Association, a wholly owned subsidiary of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

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17 03 2016

Aquiline Capital Partners and BI-SAM Acquire FinAnalytica

Willkie clients Aquiline Capital Partners LLC and portfolio company BI-SAM Inc. closed on the acquisition of FinAnalytica, Inc., a leading developer and provider of risk management software and portfolio construction solutions.

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16 03 2016

W. R. Berkley's $110 Million Hybrid Bond Offering

Willkie client W. R. Berkley Corporation completed its offering of $110 million aggregate principal amount of 5.900% subordinated debentures due 2056.

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16 03 2016

QEP Resources' $379.5 Million Common Stock Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and co-managers in connection with the offering of 37,950,000 shares of common stock by QEP Resources, Inc., resulting in gross proceeds of $379,500,000.

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16 03 2016

PREMIUM Equity Partners acquires WEKA Group

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek legally advised PREMIUM Equity Partners GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, comprehensively on the majority takeover of Neubrandenburg-based WEKA Group.

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16 03 2016

Manulife's $1.75 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Paul, Weiss represented the underwriters on the transaction

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16 03 2016

Indiana Michigan Power Company $400 Million Senior Notes Offering

Hunton & Williams LLP acted as counsel to the underwriters for the issuance of $400,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Indiana Michigan Power Company 4.55% Senior Notes, Series K, due 2046.

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16 03 2016

Four Funds settle the $4.65 Billion Argentina Bond Litigation

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel represented the funds managed by Elliott Management, Aurelius Capital, Davidson Kempner and Bracebridge Capital in the settlement of their 15-year dispute with the Republic of Argentina.

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16 03 2016

BlackRock's Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility

Cravath represented the administrative agent, Citibank, N.A., in connection with the arrangement of an increased and extended $440 million senior secured revolving credit facility made available to BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation.

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16 03 2016

Appalachian Power Company's $50 million Tax-Exempt Remarketing

Hunton & Williams LLP acted as counsel to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., as remarketing agent, for the remarketing of $50,275,000 aggregate principal amount of West Virginia Economic Development Authority Solid Waste Disposal Facilities Revenue Refunding Bonds (Appalachian Power Company – Mountaineer Project), Series 2008B.

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16 03 2016

Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance to Acquire Apollo Residential Mortgage for $641 Million

Fried Frank is acting as independent legal advisor to the special committee of the board of directors of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. in connection with the company’s acquisition of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. for approximately US$641 million.

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16 03 2016

Actis sells a minority stake in Chinese hotel chain, Plateno Hotel Group

Private equity investor Actis has announced the sale of its minority stake in Plateno Hotel Group to Shanghai JinJiang International Hotels Development Co. LTD, a Shanghai A share listed subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned enterprise JinJiang Group.

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15 03 2016

RPX Corporation secures $150 Million Credit Facility

Cahill represented JPMorgan Chase Bank as administrative agent and lead arranger, and Bank of America as lead arranger in connection with a $150,000,000 credit facility for RPX Corporation.

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15 03 2016

North Haven Infrastructure Partners II raises $3.6 billion

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has advised the Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Unit of Morgan Stanley Investment Management in raising $3.6 billion for North Haven Infrastructure Partners II (NHIP II), the successor fund to North Haven Infrastructure Partners (NHIP).

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15 03 2016

Mutual Life Insurance Company acquires MetLife Premier Client Group from MetLife, Inc.

Willkie client MetLife, Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell its U.S. Retail advisor force – the MetLife Premier Client Group (MPCG) – to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.

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15 03 2016

JPMorgan Chase's $3.25 Billion Registered Fixed and Floating Rate Notes Offering

Cravath represented the underwriter, J.P. Morgan Securities, in connection with the US$3.25 billion registered fixed and floating rate notes offering of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm and one of the largest banking institutions in the United States.

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15 03 2016

Integrys Holding Commences Tender Offer for 6.11% Junior Subordinated Notes

Hunton & Williams LLP advised Barclays Capital Inc., as Dealer Manager, in Integrys Holding, Inc.’s tender offer for its 6.11% Junior Subordinated Notes due 2066. Integrys Holding ultimately purchased $154.92 million of the series in a tender offer structured as a modified Dutch auction.

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15 03 2016

Enbridge's $2.3 Billion Common Shares Offering

Paul, Weiss represented the underwriters on the transaction

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15 03 2016

Apollo Global Management, LLC invests $175 million in Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC

Vinson & Elkins LLP advised funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC in an equity commitment of $175 million to, and the formation of, Pegasus Optimization Managers, LLC., a newly-formed company that will offer custom gas compression services to onshore North American operators.

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14 03 2016

Union Pacific Corporation's $1.3 Billion Registered Debt Offering

Cravath represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup, Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan Securities and Morgan Stanley, in connection with the US$1.3 billion registered debt offering of Union Pacific Corporation, owner of one of America’s leading transportation companies.

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14 03 2016

UBS Signs 13-Year Lease Extension at 299 Park Avenue

Fried Frank acted as counsel to UBS AG in connection with its 13-year lease extension for 120,000 square feet at 299 Park Avenue, a 1.2 million-square-foot office tower in Midtown Manhattan.

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14 03 2016

Taikang Life and Fosun Pharma invest $ 154 Million in More than 10 Affiliated Hospitals under Xuzhou Coal Mining Group

Zhong Lun Advised Taikang Life and Fosun Pharma on Their Investment in More than 10 Affiliated Hospitals under Xuzhou Coal Mining Group

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14 03 2016

Second amended and restated asset-based revolving credit facility for Neff LLC

Cahill represented Bank of America as administrative agent and Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo and SunTrust as joint lead arrangers and book runners in connection with the second amended and restated asset-based revolving credit facility for Neff LLC to increase the facility to $475,000,000 in commitments, which represents a $50,000,000 increase from Neff’s existing $425,000,000 asset-based revolving credit facility.

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14 03 2016

Johnson & Johnson's $7.5 Billion Debt Offering

Cravath represented the underwriters, led by BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Securities, in connection with the US$7.5 billion registered debt offering of Johnson & Johnson

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14 03 2016

European Investment Bank's $3.5 Billion Registered Debt Offering

Cravath represented European Investment Bank in connection with its US$3.5 billion registered debt offering. European Investment Bank is a long‑term financing institution of the European Union.

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14 03 2016

Colgate Energy LLC $75 Million Round Financing

Thompson & Knight LLP represented Pearl Energy Investments on the deal

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14 03 2016

Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. Secures $2.8 Billion Credit Facilities

Chadbourne & Parke LLP represented the lenders to Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSEMKT: CQP) on approximately US$2.8 billion of senior secured credit facilities.

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14 03 2016

Chemring Group PLC’s £80.8 Million Rights Offering

Simmons & Simmons has advised Investec, J.P. Morgan Cazenove, as Joint Sponsors and Joint Bookrunners, and Barclays as Co-Bookrunner in connection with Chemring Group PLC’s £80.8 million rights issue.

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14 03 2016

Beijing Enterprises acquires EEW Energy

Mayer Brown, Clifford Chance and P+P Pöllath have advised on the deal

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14 03 2016

Ahana Renewables announces investment in Solar power development portfolio in India

Ahana Renewables, a subsidiary of ATN, announced that it has purchased the development business of Armstrong Energy Global, a developer, builder, and owner of solar farms in India.

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13 03 2016

EQT acquires Piab Group Holding AB from Altor

EQT VII has entered into an agreement to acquire Piab Group Holding AB from Altor Fund II and other minority owners.

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12 03 2016

Lone Star Value Reaches Agreement with Callon Petroleum

Olshan represented Lone Star Value

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12 03 2016

Green Elephant Holding SA, Bech-Kleinmacher (Luxembourg) has acquired the former Norske Skog paper mill in Duisburg-Walsum

Gowling WLG advises Green Elephant Holding SA on acquisition of insolvent paper mill

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12 03 2016

Devon Energy Corporation $1.47 Billion Common Stock Offering

Davis Polk advised the representative of the several underwriters in connection with the $1.47 billion SEC-registered offering by Devon Energy Corporation of 79,350,000 shares of common stock, which included 10,350,000 shares from the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares.

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12 03 2016

Crédit Agricole Assurances and Eiffage Immobilier acquire the Halle Debat Ponsan

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has advised Crédit Agricole Assurances (Predica) in connection with the acquisition "on plan" (VEFA) alongside Eiffage Immobilier of the Halle Debat Ponsan, with a surface area of 23.000 sq.m and located in Bordeaux.

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12 03 2016

Ardian purchased d&b audiotechnik from Odewald & Compagnie, Cobepa and individual executives of d&b audiotechnik

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, Hogan Lovells, P+P Pöllath + Partners, AHB Rechtsanwälte, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, White & Case and Latham & Watkins have advised on the deal

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11 03 2016

Re-domiciliation of Beazley plc to the UK

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Numis Securities as sponsor in relation to the re-domiciliation of FTSE 250 insurance company Beazley plc to the UK, to be affected by way of a “top hat” scheme of arrangement.

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10 03 2016

Shield Therapeutics plc £162 Million Initial Public Offering

Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Shield Therapeutics plc on its £162 million AIM IPO.

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10 03 2016

Rhône Capital to Acquire a Minority Stake in GardaWorld

Simpson Thacher is representing Apax Partners, L.P. in connection with the sale of a portion of its indirect stake in Garda World Security Corporation to investment funds affiliated with Rhône Capital.

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10 03 2016

IBM's $5 Billion Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the underwriters in connection with a public offering by International Business Machines Corporation of $900 million principal amount of its floating-rate notes due 2017, $1.2 billion principal amount of its 1.800% notes due 2019, $900 million principal amount of its 2.250% notes due 2021, $1.35 billion principal amount of its 3.450% notes due 2026 and $650 million principal amount of its 4.700% notes due 2046.

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09 03 2016

Vis Trading Co btained a committal order and warrant for the arrest of Tajik businessman Mr Avaz Saidovich Nazarov

Watson, Farley & Williams has successfully obtained a committal order and warrant for the arrest of Tajik businessman Mr Avaz Saidovich Nazarov on behalf of Vis Trading Co.

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09 03 2016

Toyota Motor Credit Corporation's $1.75 Billion Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in connection with an SEC-registered offering of $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.700% medium-term notes, Series B, due 2019 and $500 million aggregate principal amount of floating-rate medium-term notes, Series B, due 2019.

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09 03 2016

Rock Rail signs first rolling stock financing deal

Bond Dickinson, CMS and Stephenson Harwood LLP advised on the £200 million-plus financing of a replacement suburban train fleet for Govia Thameslink Railway

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09 03 2016

LKQ Corporation acquires Pittsburgh Glass Works for $635 Million

Ropes & Gray represented Kohlberg & Company portfolio company Pittsburgh Glass Works LLC in its sale to LKQ Corporation for $635 million.

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09 03 2016

Hazel Capital on the launches of two VCT funds

Howard Kennedy and its regulated London Stock Exchange sponsor, Howard Kennedy Corporate Services LLP, have advised Hazel Capital on the launch of two VCT funds with an exclusive focus on renewable energy

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09 03 2016

Cooperativa de Crédito y Vivienda Unicred Ltda's $4.7 Million Notes Offering

Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal acted as legal advisor of the transaction

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08 03 2016

Lorega Limited's Management Buyout

International law firm Ince & Co has advised the departing shareholders on the sale of their shares in Lorega Limited to a newly incorporated company owned by Lorega’s management team and the management team’s investors, Alcuin Capital Partners LLP.

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08 03 2016

EQT Corporation's $437 Million Common Shares Offering

Simpson Thacher recently represented Goldman, Sachs & Co. as underwriter in a registered public offering of 7,475,000 shares of common stock of EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT), resulting in gross proceeds of approximately $437 million.

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08 03 2016

Cogito Capital's new Fund Raises $110 Million

P&B acted for Cogito Capital

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08 03 2016

Cerberus Capital Management acquires 100% of the share capital of four Spanish wind farms

Watson Farley & Williams has advised Cerberus Capital Management on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of four Spanish wind farms with an estimated enterprise value of €175 Million

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08 03 2016

Ankura Consulting Group Secures $100 Million Strategic Growth Commitment from Madison Dearborn Partners

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Madison Dearborn Partners on its strategic growth commitment of $100 million to Ankura Consulting Group (Ankura), a business advisory and expert services firm.

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07 03 2016

YT International has purchased the Forrest Centre office tower in Perth's CBD.

Allens and HWL Ebsworth have advised on the deal

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07 03 2016

The Municipality of Ra’anana refinance $17.9 Million Debt

P&B Represented Meitav Dash in connection with its NIS 70 million funding of Municipality of Ra’anana

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07 03 2016

Republic of Peru’s €1 Billion Notes Offering

Miranda & Amado has advised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, BNP Paribas and HSBC, as underwriters in connection with the Republic of Peru’s SEC-registered issuance of its 3.750% Euro-Denominated Global Bonds due 2030 for an aggregate principal amount of €1’000,000,000.

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07 03 2016

Realogy Group LLC $250 Million Additional Senior Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. in the sale of an aggregate principal amount of $250 million additional 5.250% senior notes due 2021 by Realogy Group LLC (“Realogy”) and Realogy Co-Issuer Corp.

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07 03 2016

Ravenscroft Investments acquires Sandpiper from Duke Street and Europa Capital

Ogier has acted for Duke Street and Europa Capital in the sale of Channel Islands retailer Sandpiper to a local consortium of investors brought together by Ravenscroft Investments.

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07 03 2016

Pfingsten Partners' Fund V raises $382 Million

Kirkland & Ellis LLP counseled Pfingsten Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in companies in manufacturing, distribution and business services, on the formation of its latest private equity fund, Pfingsten Partners Fund V, with $382 million in commitments.

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07 03 2016

Oracle acquires Ravello Systems for $500 million

Shenhav & Co. Represented the Investors in the Acquisition of Ravello Systems by Oracle

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07 03 2016

Oban Mining Corporation's $12.6 Million Subscription ReceiptsOffering for Subscription Receipts

Cassels Brock Acts for Agents in the Completion of a $12.6 Million Private Placement Offering for Subscription Receipts of Oban Mining Corporation

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07 03 2016

Morgan Stanley’s $400 Million “Formosa Bond” Offering

Sidley has advised the underwriters, including Masterlink Securities Corporation, E. Sun Commercial Bank, Ltd. and Yuanta Securities Co., Ltd., in connection with Morgan Stanley’s SEC-registered offering of US$400 million aggregate principal amount of fixed rate senior registered notes due 2036.

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07 03 2016

Morgan Stanley on $400 Million Senior Notes Offering in Taiwan

Davis Polk advised Morgan Stanley in connection with its SEC-registered offering in Taiwan of $400 million aggregate principal amount of fixed-rate senior notes due 2036.

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07 03 2016

GTCR acquires Lytx, Inc.

Evercore served as financial advisor to GTCR, Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal counsel and PricewaterhouseCoopers served as accounting advisor. Rothschild served as financial advisor to Lytx and Ropes & Gray LLP provided legal counsel.

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07 03 2016

Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional structures a secured credit enhancement line of credit for the fourth generation (4G) toll road project Pacífico 3.

Holland & Knight recently advised Financiera de Desarrollo Nacional (FDN), Colombia's infrastructure development bank, to structure a secured credit enhancement line of credit for the fourth generation (4G) toll road project Pacífico 3.

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07 03 2016

Duke Street acquires Medi-Globe Corporation

White & Case LLP has advised London-headquartered mid-market private equity firm Duke Street, as consortium leader, on the acquisition of the Medi-Globe Corporation, a Germany-based medical devices business focused on minimally invasive surgery in gastroenterology and urology.

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07 03 2016

Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners AG's 40% investment into the Fosen Vind Wind Project in Norway

DLA Piper has acted for a European investor consortium advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners AG on all aspects of a 40 per cent investment into the Fosen Vind Wind Project in Norway (1 GW) - a project which is set to create the largest on-shore wind farm in Europe and one of the largest wind farms in the world.

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07 03 2016

China Everbright acquires an Hong Kong Grade-A Commercial Building for $1.3 Billion

Paul Hastings has represented Profit Plus Global Limited, a joint venture formed between China Everbright Limited and Everbright Real Estate Limited, in its acquisition of all the shares of SEA (BVI) Limited for $1.3 billion

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07 03 2016

Brookfield Asset Management signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rouse Properties for $2.8 billion

Weil is advising Brookfield Asset Management Inc. in its definitive agreement to acquire Rouse Properties, Inc. As part of the deal, Brookfield will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Rouse’s common stock, other than those shares currently held by Brookfield Property Partners L.P. and its affiliates, in a transaction valued at approximately $2.8 billion.

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07 03 2016

Apax Funds Sell £852.8 Million of Shares in Auto Trader

Simpson Thacher represented Apax Partners LLP on the block trade sale by Crystal A Holdco S.à r.l. and Crystal B Holdco S.à r.l. (entities indirectly wholly owned by Apax Europe VII) of, in aggregate, 233,633,279 ordinary shares in Auto Trader Group plc (the “Company”).

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07 03 2016

A consortium including Pacific Partnerships, John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, CPB Contractors, Deutsche Bahn International, Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, h

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has advised Pacific Partnerships and John Holland on their appointment as preferred bidder for the ACT Capital Metro light rail project as part of the Canberra Metro consortium Herbert Smith Freehills advised the Canberra Metro consortium and the Delivery Contractor.

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07 03 2016

TCS Capital Wins Board Seats in Angie’s List Settlement

Olshan has advised TCS Capital

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07 03 2016

IHI's Merger Notification and Request for an Exemption to a Restrictive Agreement filed with the Israeli Antitrust Authority

Gornitzky represented IHI, owner of the Hilton Tel Aviv hotel, in their Merger Notification and Request for an Exemption to a Restrictive Agreement filed with the Israeli Antitrust Authority.

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05 03 2016

Waud Capital Partners IV raises $1.056 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Waud Capital Partners in the closing of its fourth private equity fund, Waud Capital Partners IV, with $1.056 billion in total capital commitments.

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05 03 2016

RESI Shareholders Group criticized Altisource’s shift in strategy

Olshan is representing RESI Shareholders Group

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05 03 2016

Prestige Brands, Inc.'s $350 Million Senior Notes Offering

Cahill represented Barclays, RBC Capital Markets, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, and Morgan Stanley as joint book-running managers in connection with the Rule 144A offering of $350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Notes due 2024 by Prestige Brands, Inc.

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05 03 2016

Kimberly-Clark Corporation's $800 Million Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher recently represented underwriters, led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and the other underwriters in connection with a registered offering by Kimberly-Clark Corporation (“Kimberly-Clark”) of $800 million aggregate principal amount of notes. Kimberly-Clark issued $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 1.4% Notes due February 15, 2019 and $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.75% Notes due February 15, 2026.

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05 03 2016

Blockstream's $55 million Series A financing Round

Paul Hastings has advised Horizons Ventures Limited as a lead investor in a US$55 million Series A financing of Blockstream, a leading innovator in blockchain and related technologies

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05 03 2016

Apple’s $12 Billion Bond Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in connection with the registered public offering by Apple Inc. of $12 billion aggregate principal amount of notes over nine tranches with maturities ranging from 2 to 30 years.

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04 03 2016

Restructuring of African Bank Limited

Linklaters and Webber Wentzel advise African Bank Limited of South Africa was placed under the local bank rescue process of curatorship and Mr Thomas Winterboer of PricewaterhouseCoopers South Africa was appointed as its Curator.

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04 03 2016

Mitsui on Norwegian acquisition

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised longstanding client Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of a 25% interest in Norway's Hexagon Composites ASA, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, for approximately NOK833 million (US$96 million).

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04 03 2016

Philip Morris International Inc.'s $2 Billion Debt Offering

Simpson Thacher represented Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., ING Financial Markets LLC and Mizuho Securities USA Inc. as joint bookrunning managers, in connection with an offering by Philip Morris International Inc. of $500 million of 1.375% Notes due 2019, $750 million of 1.875% Notes due 2021 and $750 million of 2.75% Notes due 2026. The notes were sold in a public offering and will be listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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04 03 2016

MTW Foodservice Escrow Corp.'s $425 Million Notes Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $425,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 9.5% Senior Notes due 2024 MTW Foodservice Escrow Corp., to be merged with and into Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc.

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04 03 2016

MKS Instruments To Acquire Newport Corp.

Paul Hastings LLP is representing Barclays Bank PLC, Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as lead arrangers and initial lenders in connection with a committed $800 million term loan facility and a $50 million asset-based revolving facility for the purposes of financing the acquisition of Newport Corporation by MKS Instruments Inc., a provider of instruments that measure and control steps along the manufacturing process for products such as semiconductor devices and flat-panel displays.

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04 03 2016

Electronic Arts Inc. $1 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers on a $1 billion SEC-registered debt offering by Electronic Arts Inc., consisting of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 3.700% senior notes due 2021 and $400 million aggregate principal amount of 4.800% senior notes due 2026.

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04 03 2016

Citigroup Prevails on Appeal Before the Ninth Circuit

Paul, Weiss obtained a victory for CitiMortgage Inc. when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the District Court's dismissal of the qui tam claim filed by relators under the False Claims Act (FCA).

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04 03 2016

Asia Development Bank and International Finance Corporation on US$300 million loan financing to telecommunications provider Ooredoo Myanmar Limited

Mayer Brown JSM acted as the international legal adviser to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on loans extended to Ooredoo Myanmar Limited, a telecommunications provider in Myanmar.

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04 03 2016

Alphabet Inc.'s $4 Billion Unsecured Credit Facility

Cravath represented Bank of America, N.A., as arranger of a $4 billion unsecured revolving credit facility for Alphabet Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Google Inc., to be used for general corporate purposes.

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03 03 2016

TCC Holding acquiring METRO Cash & Carry International Holding BV.

Weerawong C&P represented TCC Holding Co., Ltd. in respect of the EUR 655 million (USD 713 million) acquisition from METRO Cash & Carry International Holding BV of METRO Cash & Carry Vietnam Ltd, the biggest foreign-owned player in Vietnam’s modern grocery market and a leading player in Vietnam’s modern grocery market with 19 cash & carry stores across 14 cities.

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03 03 2016

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's $2.5 Billion Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mizuho Securities USA Inc. and U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc., as joint bookrunning managers in connection with a public offering by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated of $2.5 billion aggregate principal amount of notes, consisting of $750 million aggregate principal amount of 1.7% Notes due 2019, $750 million aggregate principal amount of 2.125% Notes due 2021 and $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 3.1% Notes due 2026.

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03 03 2016

Providence Equity Partners acquires a minority stake in Topgolf Entertainment

Providence Equity Partners, the media-focused private equity investor, has acquired a minority stake in Topgolf Entertainment, a Texas-based operator of “gamified” driving ranges.

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03 03 2016

MTW Cranes Escrow Corp.'s $260 Million Notes Offering

Cahill represented the joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $260,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 12.75% Senior Secured Second Lien Notes due 2021 by MTW Cranes Escrow Corp., to be merged with and into The Manitowoc Company, Inc.

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03 03 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.'s $500 Million Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers of a $500 million SEC-registered debt offering by Juniper Networks, Inc., including $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.125% senior notes due 2019 and $150 million aggregate principal amount of 4.500% senior notes due 2024. The 4.500% senior notes due 2024 are a reopening of the $350 million 4.500% senior notes due 2024 issued on March 4, 2014.

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03 03 2016

Investindustrial Closes €2 Billion Southern Europe-Focused Private Equity Fund

Paul Hastings LLP has advised Investindustrial on the formation of Investindustrial Fund VI (“Fund VI”), the largest ever fund focused primarily on Southern Europe. Fund VI will pursue majority investments in quality European mid-market companies typically headquartered in Italy, Spain, Portugal or Switzerland with a strong internationalisation potential.

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03 03 2016

Hubbell Incorporated's $400 Million Note Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in connection with a registered offering by Hubbell Incorporated of an aggregate principal amount of $400 million of 3.35% Senior Notes due 2026.

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03 03 2016

General Motors Company $2 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the representatives of the several underwriters, on an SEC-registered offering by General Motors Company of $2.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior notes, consisting of $1.25 billion in aggregate principal amount of 6.600% senior notes due 2036 and $750 million in aggregate principal amount of 6.750% senior notes due 2046. General Motors will use the net proceeds from this offering to make a discretionary contribution to its U.S. hourly pension plan and intends to use any remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

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03 03 2016

Canadian Pension Funds Buy Chicago's Toll Road for $2.8 Billion

Shearman & Sterling acted as private placement noteholders’ and designated lenders’ counsel in connection with the financing of the $2.8 billion acquisition of Skyway Concession Company, which operates, manages and maintains the Chicago Skyway toll road under a 99-year lease pursuant to a public-private partnership (P3) with the City of Chicago, which owns the Skyway.

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03 03 2016

Apax France and Fortino Capital acquire Melita Plc

Shearman & Sterling advised GMT Communications Partners and fellow shareholders on the sale of Melita Plc to Apax France and Fortino Capital.

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03 03 2016

Alliance Consumer Growth Fund III LP raises $210 Million Commitment

Kramer Levin client Alliance Consumer Growth, a leading consumer-retail focused private equity firm, announced the first and final closing of Alliance Consumer Growth Fund III LP, with capital commitments totaling $210 million.

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03 03 2016

Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. $390 Million High-Yield Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the representatives of the initial purchasers of a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering by Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. of $390 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.500% senior notes due 2024.

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03 03 2016

A24 secures $125 million credit facility

Akin Gump has advised Comerica Bank in the structuring and arranging of a $125 million credit facility for the film distribution, production and finance company A24.

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02 03 2016

The Riverside Company has added Aero Express Logistics to its MNX Global Logistics platform

The Riverside Company has acquired Aero Express Logistics, a Singapore-based provider of logistics to the aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul market. No financial terms were disclosed.

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02 03 2016

Sanabil Investments Acquires 20% Stake in Almana General Hospitals

The Law Office of Looaye M. Al-Akkas in association with Vinson & Elkins advised Sanabil Investments, a closed joint stock company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund and headquartered in Riyadh, in connection with its acquisition of a 20% equity stake in Ebrahim Mohammed Almana & Brothers Co.

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02 03 2016

Kuveyt Türk completed the issuance of US$350 million subordinated Tier 2 listed on the Irish Stock Exchange

Clifford Chance and Yegin Çiftçi Attorney Partnership Istanbul have advised the joint lead managers on Kuveyt Türk's US$350 million subordinated Tier 2 certificates issuance listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

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02 03 2016

IBM Watson Health's $2.6 Billion Acquisition of Truven Health Analytics

Cravath and Schulte Roth & Zabel have advised on the transaction

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02 03 2016

Honeywell International €4 Billion Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the joint book-running managers in connection with an SEC-registered offering by Honeywell International Inc. of €1 billion aggregate principal amount of its floating-rate notes due 2018, €1 billion aggregate principal amount of its 0.650% notes due 2020, €1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of its 1.300% notes due 2023 and €750 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.250% notes due 2028.

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02 03 2016

Franco-Nevada Corporation's $920 Million Public Offering of common shares

Paul, Weiss client Franco-Nevada Corporation completed a public offering of 19,228,000 common shares in the United States and Canada for gross proceeds of approximately $920 million, including the exercise in full by the underwriters of the over-allotment option. Franco-Nevada is a gold-focused royalty and stream company with additional interests in platinum group metals and other resource assets.

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02 03 2016

Crédito Real acquires 70% stake of Maravalley Corporation

BLP advises Crédito Real on the deal

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02 03 2016

China's HNA Group signed an agreement to acquire Ingram Micro for $6 billion

Ingram Micro Inc., a computer, networking and software distributor, agreed to be acquired by China’s Tianjin Tianhai Investment Co. for an equity value of $6 billion.

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02 03 2016

Blackstone To Acquire Retirement Village Portfolio in New Zealand

Simpson Thacher is representing Blackstone Tactical Opportunities in connection with the announced acquisition of a retirement village portfolio in New Zealand from Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group.

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02 03 2016

BB&T to Acquire Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford for $500 Million

Willkie client BB&T Corporation, a North Carolina-based financial services firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CGSC North America Holdings Corporation from Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford for an aggregate cash purchase price of $500 million.

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02 03 2016

Amended & Restated $1.5 Billion Credit Facility for CIT Group

Cahill represented Bank of America as administrative agent and lead arranger in connection with the second amended and restated $1.5 billion revolving credit agreement for CIT Group, Inc.

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02 03 2016

$217.5 Million Residential PACE Securitization

Kramer Levin represented Hero Funding Trust 2016-1, as issuer, and Renovate America, Inc., as the transaction sponsor, in the issuance of $217.503 million of asset-backed notes.

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01 03 2016

Invacare Corporation $130 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk advised the representative of the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering by Invacare Corporation of $130 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.00% convertible senior notes due 2021.

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01 03 2016

Bellevue acquiring StarCapital

Osborne Clarke has advised Bellevue Group AG on its acquisition of StarCapital AG, an independent Asset Manager. Bellevue Group is an independent Swiss asset management boutique, listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Founded in 1993, the company focuses on brokerage, corporate finance and asset management services.

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01 03 2016

Vientos de Pastorale planning to build 53-MW wind plant in Uruguay

Clifford Chance, Jiménez de Aréchaga, Viana & Brause, Ferrere, Chadbourne & Parke, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Guyer & Regules have advised on the deal

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01 03 2016

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas granted Fort Worth‑based Energy & Exploration Partners, Inc. approval for a $40 million debtor‑in‑possession term loan.

Cravath represented Credit Suisse, as administrative agent and collateral agent, in connection with the transaction.

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01 03 2016

ShawKwei Completes $48 Million Going Private Acquisition of Chosen Holdings

Paul, Weiss advised ShawKwei & Partners, an Asian private equity firm, in the financing relating to its going private acquisition of Chosen Holdings Limited, a Singapore-based precision plastic components and product solutions manufacturer.

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01 03 2016

Judge Analisa Torres of the Southern District of New York dismissed all claims in a shareholder derivative suit brought by F5 Capital Management

Paul, Weiss client Oaktree Capital Management and several other defendants obtained a victory when Judge Analisa Torres of the Southern District of New York dismissed all claims in a shareholder derivative suit brought by F5 Capital Management in relation to the merger of Star Bulk Carriers Corporation and Oceanbulk Shipping LLC.

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01 03 2016

FCE Bank issued €650 million notes

Mayer Brown has advised the joint lead managers and joint lead arrangers Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, BNP Paribas London Branch, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on the issuance of EUR 650.7 million asset-backed notes.

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01 03 2016

EnCap Flatrock Midstream invests $350 Million in Lucid Energy Group LLC

Thompson & Knight LLP has advised EnCap Flatrock on the transaction

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01 03 2016

ADT To Be Acquired by Funds Affiliated With Apollo

Paul, Weiss and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett are advising on the transaction

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29 02 2016

SunOpta secures $350 Million Credit Facility

Cahill represented Bank of America, N.A. as administrative agent, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Rabobank International, and Bank of Montreal as lead arrangers in connection with a $350,000,000 asset-based revolving credit facility for SunOpta Inc.

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29 02 2016

Murphy Oil USA, Inc. secures $100 Million term loan facility

Cravath represented the agent, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., in connection with the arrangement of a $100 million term loan facility made available to Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

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29 02 2016

Insight Venture Partners to Acquire Diligent for $624 million

Willkie client Insight Venture Partners has agreed to acquire New Zealand software company Diligent Corporation for US$4.90 per share in cash, valuing Diligent at approximately US$624 million.

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29 02 2016

EFG International Buys BTG Pactual’s BSI for $1.34 Billion

Trench, Rossi e Watanabe, Demarest, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Skadden and Lenz & Staehelin have advised in the transaction

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29 02 2016

EDF International secures a victory in Long-Running ICSID Arbitration against Argentina

An arbitral panel of the World Bank-affiliated International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) recently dismissed an annulment petition filed by the Argentine Republic, thereby rendering final and definitive a $136 million arbitration award issued in June, 2012 in favor of French power company Électricité de France International SA; French infrastructure, water and waste management company Saur International SA, and the Luxembourg-based company León Participaciones Argentinas SA., all of which were represented by Arnold & Porter LLP

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29 02 2016

Chicago Board Options Exchange acquires Vest Financial Group

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has advised The Vest Financial Group Inc. (Vest Financial), an investment company that provides options-based products and services, in its majority stake acquisition by Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

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28 02 2016

R ex p Holmcroft Properties Limited v KPMG & others

Linklaters advises Barclays on interest rate hedging redress scheme

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28 02 2016

Consortium acquiring London City Airport

Linklaters has advised a consortium comprising Alberta Investment Management Corporation, Borealis Infrastructure, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and Wren House Infrastructure on the acquisition of London City Airport from the current owners, US private equity firm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and Highstar Capital.

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27 02 2016

Vizient, Inc. secures $1,275,000,000 Term B loan and a $105,000,000 revolving credit agreement

Cahill represented Barclays Bank as administrative agent and lead arranger and Fifth Third Bank and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ as arrangers in connection with a $1,275,000,000 Term B loan and a $105,000,000 revolving credit agreement for Vizient, Inc., the largest member-owned health care company in the country.

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27 02 2016

Automotive Finance plc's €70 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented certain Blackstone investment funds and Alliance Automotive Finance plc, an affiliate of Alliance Automotive Group S.A.S. (“AAG”), in connection with a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of €70 million in aggregate principal amount of its Senior Secured Notes due 2021.

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27 02 2016

Amundi Real Estate and Ilmarinen acquires an office building in Frankfurt

Clifford Chance advised an open fund, managed by French asset manager Amundi Real Estate, and Finnish mutual pension insurance company Ilmarinen on the acquisition of an office building in the west of Frankfurt from a fund managed by JP Morgan Asset Management.

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26 02 2016

Debt restrcturing for Indonesia-based shipping company PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk

PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk is an Indonesia-based shipping company that formerly operated a fleet of over 40 ocean-bound vessels transporting refined petroleum products, liquefied natural gas, and other liquid cargoes, across the globe.

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26 02 2016

CICC is acting on the privatization of Dongpeng Dongpeng Holdings

Slaughter and May is advising China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited (CICC) in its capacity as financial adviser and as lender of a certain funds facility in relation to the privatisation offer by Profit Strong Investments Limited and Max Glory Limited for Dongpeng Holdings Company Limited to be implemented by way of a pre-conditional scheme of arrangement

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24 02 2016

Pinnacle Technologies Group Plc's £4.8 Million Round Financing

Marriott Harrison has advised Nplus1 Singer Capital Markets Limited in connection with its role as nominated adviser and broker to IT provider Pinnacle Technologies Group Plc on a £4.8m fundraising and related acquisitions of Western Communications Limited and Ancar-B Technologies Limited.

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24 02 2016

Octante Securitizadora S.A.$248 Million Certificates of Agribusiness Receivables Offering

Demarest has advised Banco Bradesco BBI S.A. acting as leading placement agent and Octante Securitizadora S.A.

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24 02 2016

KKR to Acquire a Combined 50% Stake in Välinge

Simpson Thacher is representing Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. in the ultimate acquisition of a combined 50% stake in Välinge, a Swedish industrial R&D company founded and owned by the Pervan family, through the acquisition of two 20% stakes of the current minority owners, Kronospan and Swiss Krono Group, as well as an additional 10% stake from the Pervan family.

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24 02 2016

Draper Esprit, Scottish Equity Partners, and a class of former Zeus Technology investors prevail in a $34 Million Lawsuit Initiated by Riverbed Technology

After a week-long bench trial, a Covington trial team won a $34 million judgment on behalf of clients Draper Esprit, Scottish Equity Partners, and a class of former Zeus Technology investors, prevailing in a lawsuit initiated by San Francisco-based Riverbed Technology.

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23 02 2016

Landmark project along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Linklaters has advised on one of the largest and most complex project financing deals along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

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23 02 2016

Capital Insurance OAO in the Supreme Court of Russia

Judicial Chamber for Economic Disputes of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation revoked court rulings by inferior courts that had granted judgement on previous claims in favor of a number of foreign reinsurers and ordered the KIAP’s Client, i.e. Capital Insurance OAO, Russia, to repay over 4 million U.S. dollars provided under a protection and indemnity reinsurance agreement related to operation of experimental aircraft of JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft.

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23 02 2016

Thoma Bravo Discover Fund raises $1.074 Billion

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represented Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, which announced today that it completed fundraising for Thoma Bravo Discover Fund.

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23 02 2016

redT energy plc's £3.5 Million New Ordinary Shares Placing

Marriott Harrison advised finnCap Limited in connection with its role as nominated adviser and broker to energy storage technology provider redT energy plc in a £3.5m placing of new ordinary shares.

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23 02 2016

P&I Personal & Informatik secures a €365 million financing

Clifford Chance has advised Edge Holding GmbH on a refinancing of P&I Group worth EUR 365 million.

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23 02 2016

One Equity Partners acquires All Metro Health Care Services

Nautic Partners has completed the sale of All Metro Health Care Services, Inc. (All Metro) to private equity firm One Equity Partners (OEP). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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23 02 2016

Macquarie Investment Management Ltd signs an outsourcing arrangement with ANZ

HWL Ebsworth has acted for Macquarie Investment Management Ltd, on a key outsourcing arrangement with ANZ.

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23 02 2016

LXG Asset Management launches LXG Amazon Reforestry Fund

Miranda & Amado has advised LXG Asset Management in the formation of LXG Amazon Reforestry Fund, the first Peruvian investment fund focusing exclusively in the timber industry.

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23 02 2016

Kaymera Technologies Ltd. $8 Million Round Financing

Gornitzky represented Shanghai GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership, a Chinese investment fund, and its affiliate, Fortune China Ltd., in a $8 million investment round in Kaymera Technologies Ltd.

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23 02 2016

Invesco Advisers, Inc. acquires seven industrial properties in South Florida for $98 million

Greenberg Traurig has advised Invesco Advisers, Inc. in the joint venture purchase of seven industrial properties in South Florida, totaling 675,387 square feet, from the Easton Group for $98 million.

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23 02 2016

Insight Venture Partners to acquire Diligent Corporation for about $624 million

Diligent Corporation, the leading provider of secure online collaboration and document sharing solutions for boards, committees and leadership teams, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth software, internet and data services companies.

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23 02 2016

Finnish onshore wind park “Silovuori“ secures €30.2 Million long-term Financing

Watson Farley Williams has advised HSH Nordbank AG on the financing of the Finnish onshore wind park “Silovuori“.

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23 02 2016

Chelverton Growth Trust plc's tender offer

Charles Russell Speechlys acted as the legal adviser to Chelverton Growth Trust plc (the Company) on its Court approved reduction of capital and its latest tender offer, which was announced on 3 February 2016.

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23 02 2016

Avago secures a new $16 Billion Credit Facility to finance the acquisition of Broadcom

Simpson Thacher represented Bank of America, N.A., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as lead arrangers with respect to approximately $16 billion of new credit facilities for Avago, to finance a portion of its $37 billion acquisition of Broadcom Corporation.

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22 02 2016

UTC's $384 million restructuring plan

Veirano Advogados and Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados have advised on Brazilian engineering company UTC $384 million restructuring

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22 02 2016

PVH Corp. to acquire the the 55% interest in TH Asia Ltd. form Apax Partners

Simpson Thacher has advised Apax Partners in connection with its agreement with PVH Corp. (“PVH”) for PVH to acquire the 55% interest in TH Asia Ltd., their joint venture for Tommy Hilfiger in China, that PVH does not already own.

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22 02 2016

Metro de Lima Línea 2 S.A. secures a $28.7 Million Revolving Credit Facility

Miranda & Amado has advised Credicorp Capital Servicios Financieros S.A. and Banco de Crédito del Perú in connection with the structuring and granting of a revolving credit facility in favor of Metro de Lima Línea 2 S.A. for an amount of up to S/ 100 million (approximately USD 28.7 million at the current exchange rate).

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22 02 2016

Lascaux Resource Capital Fund's metal prepay arrangements

Allens has acted for Lascaux Resource Capital Fund (LRC) on an amendment to its secured metal prepay arrangements with Salt Lake Mining Pty Ltd (SLM) in a deal which also involved the sale of LRC's shareholding in SLM

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22 02 2016

Kinder Morgan, Inc. secures $1 Billion term loan facility

Simpson Thacher represented Barclays Bank PLC and the lenders in connection with a $1 billion term loan facility for Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and a $1 billion incremental expansion of Kinder Morgan’s existing revolving facility.

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22 02 2016

HgCapital acquires Citation from ECI Partners for £185 million

The private equity firm HgCapital has acquired Wilmslow-based Citation from ECI Partners, which acquired a majority stake in the firm three years ago.

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22 02 2016

Hess Corporation $1.475 Billion Common Stock and Depositary Shares Offerings

Davis Polk advised the representative of the several underwriters in connection with the $975 million SEC-registered offering of 25,000,000 shares of common stock of Hess Corporation, and the concurrent $500 million SEC-registered offering of 10,000,000 depositary shares, each representing a 1/20th interest in a share of Hess Corporation’s new 8.00% Series A mandatory convertible preferred stock. In addition, Davis Polk advised certain of the underwriters of the depositary shares offering or their affiliates as counterparties to capped call transactions in connection with the depositary shares offering.

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22 02 2016

Création du fonds “PME Emplois Durables”

Kramer Levin a conseillé Acofi Gestion dans le cadre de la création du fonds

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22 02 2016

Astorg takes control of SGG Group

White & Case LLP has advised Cobepa and Kanelium Invest SA on Cobepa's transfer of SGG Group to Astorg Partners.

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22 02 2016

Aduno successfully recovers domain names before the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Center

Swiss law firm Froriep has advised AdunoKaution AG and Aduno Finance AG in a domain name dispute before the World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and Mediation Center.

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20 02 2016

The Dominican Republic's $1 BillionSovereign Debt Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., in connection with an offering of US$1 billion 6.875% Bonds due 2026 by the Dominican Republic.

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20 02 2016

Swissport’s €1.35 Billion Refinancing

Shearman & Sterling advised Barclays, J.P. Morgan and UBS on the refinancing of nearly all the existing indebtedness of Aguila S.A. and its subsidiaries (the Swissport Group) in connection with the acquisition of the Swissport Group by HNA Group Co. Ltd. HNA Group intends to continue operating the Swissport Group as a stand-alone business.

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20 02 2016

Oaktree Capital Management acquires Eolia Renovables de Inversiones for €1 Billion

Pérez-Llorca advised Oaktree Capital Management on all legal aspects related to the acquisition of a controlling stake in Eolia Renovables de Inversiones, one of the main operators in the renewable energy sector in Spain.

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20 02 2016

Novavax, Inc. $300 Million Convertible Senior Notes Offering

Davis Polk acted as special product counsel to the representatives of the initial purchasers in connection with a Rule 144A offering by Novavax, Inc. of an aggregate principal amount of $300 million of its 3.75% convertible senior notes due 2023.

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20 02 2016

Morgan Stanley’s $5.5 Billion Senior Notes Offering

Sidley has advised the underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, in connection with Morgan Stanley’s SEC-registered global offering of $5.5 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes. The three-tranche offering was comprised of $2 billion of 2.450% fixed rate senior notes due 2019, $500 million of floating rate senior notes due 2019 and $3 billion of 3.875% fixed rate senior notes due 2026.

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20 02 2016

Mattress Holding Corp. secures $665 million incremental term loan credit facility and a $200 million asset-based revolving credit facility

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented Barclays Bank PLC as administrative agent and Barclays Bank PLC, J.P Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, KeyBank National Association, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc., Regions Bank, Cadence Bank, N.A. and ZB, N.A. dba Amegy Bank as arrangers with respect to a $665 million incremental term loan credit facility and a $200 million asset-based revolving credit facility to Mattress Holding Corp. for purposes of financing the acquisition of HMK Mattress Holdings LLC, the holding company of Sleepy’s, a leading specialty mattress retailer, and related entities.

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20 02 2016

Key Safety Systems merges with Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation

Simpson Thacher is representing the sellers, led by FountainVest Partners (“FountainVest”), in connection with the merger of their portfolio company, Key Safety Systems (“KSS”), with Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corporation

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20 02 2016

Just Eat acquires La Nevera Roja from Rocket Internet and Grupo Foodpanda for €125 million

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira advised Rocket Internet and Grupo Foodpanda on the transaction

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20 02 2016

Index Ventures VIII raises $550 Million

Ogier has acted as Jersey legal adviser for Index Ventures in relation to the launch of its latest fund, Index Ventures VIII, which recently closed at $550 million.

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20 02 2016

Bank of Zhengzhou on its HK$ 5,082m Hong Kong IPO

King & Wood Mallesons has advised Bank of Zhengzhou Co., Ltd. as its PRC, Hong Kong and US counsel on its HK$ 5,082 million (before the exercise of the over-allotment option) initial public offering and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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20 02 2016

A consortium, led by Australian Grains Champion, is proposing the corporatisation of Co-operative Bulk Handling Ltd

Gilbert + Tobin it is advising the consortium comprising GrainCorp, Australian Grains Champion and HRL Morrison & Co.

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19 02 2016

Sale of Glens of Foudland, Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms

Centrica and its 50% joint venture partner EIG Global Energy Partners have agreed a joint sale of the Glens of Foudland, Lynn and Inner Dowsing wind farms to a consortium, comprising the UK Green Investment Bank Offshore Wind Fund and funds managed by BlackRock, for an Enterprise Value of £423 million.

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19 02 2016

Petróleos Mexicanos $5 Billion in Debt Securities Offering

Shearman & Sterling represented BBVA Securities Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Incorporated and Santander Investment Securities Inc. as managers in connection with the offering of US$5 billion of debt securities issued in three separate tranches PEMEX

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19 02 2016

Ming Yang Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement For Going Private Transaction

Simpson Thacher is representing the buyer consortium in connection with a going private transaction involving China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (“China Ming Yang”) proposed by a consortium led by Mr. Chuanwei Zhang, chairman and chief executive officer of China Ming Yang. The consortium comprises Mr. Zhang, his spouse, Ms. Ling Wu, and certain of their affiliates, Anhui Zhongan Xinzhao Private Equity Investment LLP, Guangzhou Huifu Kaile Investment (L.P.) and Dajun Guangcheng (Shanghai) Capital Fund I, L.P.

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19 02 2016

Lanstead Capital invests £4.4 Million in ImmuPharma plc

Cooley advised Lanstead Capital on its £4.4 million investment in AIM listed ImmuPharma PLC.

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19 02 2016

Hub International Limited' $300 Million Senior Second Lien Secured Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented Hub International Limited in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 9.25% Senior Second Lien Secured Notes due 2021

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19 02 2016

Honeycomb Investment Trust plc raises GBP100 million on its IPo on the London Stock Exchange's Specialist Fund Market

Slaughter and May advised Honeycomb Investment Trust plc, a new specialist lending fund established and managed by Pollen Street Capital Limited, in connection with its initial public offering and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange's Specialist Fund Market.

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19 02 2016

GE Cash Tender Offer for Hybrid Securities

Davis Polk advised the dealer managers in connection with the cash tender offers by General Electric Company (“GE”) to purchase any and all of certain of its outstanding U.S. dollar, euro and pound sterling denominated subordinated debentures, and the related U.S. dollar, euro and pound sterling denominated trust securities issued by certain GE Capital Trusts.

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19 02 2016

Fortis Inc. secures $2.011 billion bridge facility for the acquisition of ITC Holdings Corp.

Cravath represented Goldman Sachs in connection with the $2.011 billion bridge facility for the acquisition and the contemplated permanent debt financing

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19 02 2016

FMS Wertmanagement's tender offer for DEPFA bonds.

White & Case LLP has advised Deutsche Bank, as dealer manager, on FMS Wertmanagement's tender offer for DEPFA bonds.

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19 02 2016

Export Development Canada $1 Billion Global Bond Offering

Davis Polk advised the underwriters in connection with the offering of $1 billion aggregate principal amount of 1.250% U.S. dollar bonds due 2019 issued by Export Development Canada.

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19 02 2016

Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its A$1.25 billion issue of PERLS VIII and concurrent PERLS III Reinvestment Offer

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to be advising Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its issue of CommBank PERLS VIII Capital Notes and concurrent PERLS III Reinvestment Offer to raise approximately A$1.25 billion (with the ability to raise more or less), announced on 16 February 2016.

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19 02 2016

Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund II Raises $2.4 Billion

Simpson Thacher represented The Carlyle Group L.P. in the establishment of its second private equity fund focused on U.S. middle market buyout investments that require equity capital of $20 million to $200 million per transaction, Carlyle U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund II, L.P.

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19 02 2016

American Campus Communities, Inc.'s $740 million common stock offering

Sidley represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch, KeyBanc and the other underwriters in the $740 million common stock offering by American Campus Communities, Inc., the largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing properties in the U.S

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19 02 2016

Altamont Capital Partners acquires Excel Fitness Holdings, Inc.

Ropes & Gray represented Altamont Capital Partners in its acquisition of Excel Fitness Holdings, Inc., the largest Planet Fitness franchisee in Texas operating 18 fitness clubs throughout the Dallas and Austin markets.

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18 02 2016

GFL Environmental's $300 Million Notes Offering

Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers, led by Credit Suisse, BMO Capital Markets and Barclays, in connection with the offering by GFL Environmental Inc. of $300 million aggregate principal amount of 9.875% Senior Notes due 2021.

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18 02 2016

Finnish electricity distribution operator Caruna secures a €1.7bn refinancing

Caruna Group, the largest electricity distribution business in Finland, secures the refinancing of its €1.7billion acquisition debt following the acquisition and financing of Fortum Sweden’s electricity distribution assets in June 2015.

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18 02 2016

European Investment Bank's $4 Billion Registered Debt Offering

Cravath represented European Investment Bank in connection with its US$4 billion registered debt offering.

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18 02 2016

Editas Medicine, Inc.'s $108.6 Million Initial Public Offering

Davis Polk advised the active joint book-running managers and representatives of the underwriters in connection with the $108.6 million initial public offering of 6,785,000 shares of common stock of Editas Medicine, Inc., which included 885,000 shares from the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option. The common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “EDIT.”

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18 02 2016

Apollo Global Management, LLC acquires ADT Corporation

Simpson Thacher is representing The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) in connection with its proposed sale to an affiliate of certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC for $42 per share in an all cash transaction.

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17 02 2016

Terra Nova acquires 33% stake in 336 MW DC solar portfolio from Dominion for $117 million

SunEdison has completed the second phase of its transaction to acquire a 33 percent ownership interest in a 567 megawatt DC solar portfolio from Dominion.

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17 02 2016

Stryker Corporation acquires Sage Products, LLC from Madison Dearborn Partners for $2.775 billion

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Madden Jiganti Moore & Sinars LLP and Davis Polk have advised on the deal

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17 02 2016

Standard Chartered completed its US$1 billion issue of senior notes

Slaughter and May advised Standard Chartered PLC on its issue of US$1 billion 3.050 per cent. Notes due 2021 under its US$77.5 billion Debt Issuance Programme.

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