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.


The proceeds of the offering were used for general corporate purposes.   The Roche Group is a leading international research-focused healthcare group which is active in more than 100 countries. Based on 2015 sales, the Roche Group was among the world’s largest producers of pharmaceuticals and was the world’s leading supplier of in vitro diagnostics. Roche Holdings, Inc., led by Severin Schwan, Carol Fiederlein and Marcel F. Kohler is based in San Francisco. The Simpson Thacher team for the offering included Mark Brod (Picture), Nicolas Wehrli, Paula Querol and Anna Pollak (Capital Markets); Christopher James (Intellectual Property); Taylor Alexander (Tax); Michael Isby (Environmental); and Jennie Getsin (Blue Sky). Involved fees earner: Mark Brod - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Rohan Kaul - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Chao - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Christopher James - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Isby - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Taylor Alexander - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Mark Brod - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Nicolas Wehrli - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Paula Querol - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Anna Pollak - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Christopher James - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Taylor Alexander - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Michael Isby - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Jennie Getsin - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett;

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