Simpson Thacher & Bartlett / UNITED STATES
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Authority Brands' Acquisition of America’s Swimming Pool CompanySimpson Thacher represented Authority Brands and Apax Partners in connection with the acquisition, by Authority Brands, of America’s Swimming Pool Company (“ASP”), the nation’s largest swimming pool service franchise.
Harris Corporation's $37 Billion merger with L3Paul, Weiss is representing the Board of Directors of Harris Corporation in its agreement to combine in a $37 billion all-stock merger of equals with L3 Technologies, Inc. The merger will create a global defense technology leader focused on developing differentiated and mission-critical solutions for customers around the world.
GFL Environmental's $2.825 Billion Merger with Waste IndustriesSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Stikeman Elliott LLP acted as legal advisors to GFL. Latham & Watkins LLP and Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP acted as legal advisors to Waste Industries. Lee Lloyd advised the Poole family.
Apax Partners' Acquisition of Authority BrandsSimpson Thacher represented Apax Partners in connection with the Apax Funds’ acquisition of Authority Brands, a leading North American franchisor of home services, from PNC Riverarch Capital.
RELX Group's Corporate Structure SimplificationSimpson Thacher represented RELX Group plc (“RELX Group”) in the simplification of its corporate structure under which its previous dual parent company structure has been simplified to a single parent company, RELX PLC.
Pfizer's $5 Billion Registered Debt OfferingSimpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, in connection with a registered offering of $5 billion in notes by Pfizer Inc.
First Hawaiian's $588 Million Secondary Common Stock OfferingSimpson Thacher recently represented the underwriter, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, in a follow-on offering of First Hawaiian, Inc.’s (“First Hawaiian”) common stock.
Francisco Partners' Strategic Minority Investment by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs Asset ManagementEvercore served as financial advisor to Francisco Partners. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to Francisco Partners, Simpson Thacher served as legal counsel to Blackstone and Fried Frank served as legal counsel to Goldman Sachs.
WPX Energy's $500 Million Senior Notes Offering and Tender OffersSimpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc., in connection with an SEC-registered offering by WPX Energy, Inc. (“WPX”) of $500 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.75% Senior Notes due 2026.
First Hawaiian's $424 Million Secondary Common Stock OfferingSimpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in a follow-on offering of First Hawaiian, Inc.’s (“First Hawaiian”) common stock. A total of 15,300,000 shares of common stock were sold in the offering at a price to the public of $27.75 per share.
Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings' acquisition of a minority equity interest in PAGSimpson Thacher represented Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings in connection with its acquisition of a minority equity interest in PAG.
Blackstone's Acquisition of a Minority Stake in Kohlberg & Co.Evercore served as financial advisor to Kohlberg. Ropes & Gray served as legal counsel to Kohlberg and Simpson Thacher served as legal counsel to Blackstone.
Aramark's $1.35 billion Financings for Recent AcquisitionsSimpson Thacher recently represented Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) in connection with debt financings used by Aramark to acquire Avendra, LLC for $1.35 billion and AmeriPride Services Inc. for $1.0 billion. Avendra is the leading hospitality procurement services provider in North America, managing nearly $5 billion in annual purchasing spend for over 650 companies at more than 8,500 locations, including over half of the top 30 hotel chains. AmeriPride is a leading uniform and linen rental and supply company in the U.S. and Canada, with annual revenue of approximately $600 million.
Hovnanian Enterprises' Debt Financing TransactionsSimpson Thacher represented Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (“Hovnanian”), one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, in connection with its recent financing transactions with GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO”).
Pfizer's Exchange Offer and Tender Offer as Well as Tender Offer and Consent SolicitationSimpson Thacher represented Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, as dealer manager, in concurrent transactions by Pfizer Inc. in which Pfizer (i) offered to exchange any and all of its existing 6.5% Notes due 2038 held by eligible holders for newly issued 2.735% Notes due 2043 and, alternatively, offered to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 6.5% Notes due 2038, and (ii) offered to purchase for cash any and all of its outstanding 5.75% Notes due 2021 and solicited consents to amendments to the related indenture.
Nordic American Tankers' $110 Million Common Shares OfferingSimpson Thacher recently represented the underwriters, led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, in connection with a primary offering by Nordic American Tankers Limited of 40,000,000 of its common shares.
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