June 17, 2013
Willkie Advises Rockwood on $1.98 Billion Sale of CeramTec
A multidisciplinary, cross-border Willkie team represented specialty chemicals company Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in its deal to sell CeramTec, its advanced ceramics business, to European private equity firm Cinven.
July 10, 2012
Willkie Receives Top Rankings for Advising on U.S. and Global Buyouts
Mergermarket ranks Willkie #1 among leading firms advising on U.S. buyouts during the first half of 2012, based on combined deal value.
April 16, 2012
Firm Advises Faiveley Transport in Private Placement in the U.S.
Faiveley Transport, one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-tech components for rail systems, announces $75 million notes issue.
April 6, 2012
Firm Advises Aspen Insurance Holdings in $150 Million Offering
Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited announces an underwritten public offering of Perpetual Non-Cumulative Preference Shares.
April 2, 2012
Willkie Advises Teva in Debut EUR 1 Billion and CHF 450 Million Debt Offerings
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited announces successful pricing of Regulation S offerings of senior notes.
March 17, 2012
Preeminent Insurance Transactions Team Joins Willkie
A team of 12 insurance transactional and regulatory lawyers has joined the firm.
March 16, 2012
U.K. Compliance and Enforcement Expert Peter Burrell Joins Willkie’s London Office
Firm continues to expand its market-leading expertise on both sides of the Atlantic.
January 25, 2012
Law360 Names Willkie One of its 2011 Private Equity Practice Groups of the Year
Law360 honors Willkie for its significant accomplishments and extensive range of services in the area of private equity.
May 9, 2011
UK Corporate Compliance Expert Peter Burrell to Join Willkie as a Partner in London
Firm significantly expands international Compliance and Enforcement Practice.
September 27, 2010
Willkie Deal Named “Distressed M&A Deal of the Year”
Willkie recognized for its role in providing multidisciplinary counsel to Oaktree Capital Management, which led the massive financial restructuring of the SGD Group.
July 20, 2010
Willkie Advises Schneider Electric on Refinancing of Bonds
Global energy management company Schneider Electric launches two bond issues with respect to its Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) program for a total amount of €800 million.
May 17, 2010
Firm Advises Toreador on Shale Oil Partnership with Hess
Firm advises Toreador on agreement with Hess Oil France SAS on matters including the co-holding of the different exploration permits held by Toreador in the Paris basin and the investment by Hess of up to $120 million in a work program.
May 5, 2010
Willkie Advises Houlihan Lokey in Technicolor’s Financial Debt Restructuring
Technicolor’s debt restructuring will consist of a rights issue for a total of €348 million, an issuance of €640 million of bonds redeemable in shares and €300 million of Disposal Proceed Notes bonds.
February 19, 2010
Frankfurt and London Offices Assist Credit Suisse in Roth & Rau’s €35.9 Million Capital Increase
German solar energy company Roth & Rau AG successfully places 1,379,999 shares of stock priced at €26.00 per share by way of an accelerated bookbuilding.
Februar 18, 2010
Firm Advises Toreador Resources Corporation on Share Offering and Issuance of Convertible Bonds
Toreador Resources Corporation, an independent energy company, completes $27.2 million public offering of common stock and $31.6 million private issuance of aggregate principal amount of new convertible senior notes.
January 14, 2010
Firm Advises Oaktree Capital Management in Financial Restructuring of the SGD Group
A unanimous agreement has been reached with all the stakeholders to strengthen the financial structure of SGD and massively decrease its debt.
August 14, 2009
Frankfurt Office Advises Bank Syndicate in €460 Million RHÖN-KLINKUM Rights Issue
Firm advises bank syndicate led by Commerzbank and Morgan Stanley on the €460 million rights issue of RHÖN-KLINKUM AG -- one of the largest German rights issues in 2009.
October 14, 2008
Firm Advises Gemalto on Cash Bid for Wavecom
The firm is advising digital security leader Gemalto in its recent unsolicited public tender offer in cash for Wavecom, a leading provider of wireless machine to machine (M2M) technology.
January 1, 2008
Willkie Announces New Partners
The firm elects seven attorneys to the partnership.
May 31, 2007
Firm Advises Royal & Sun on £584 million ($1.2 billion) Tender Offer
Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc through its wholly-owned subsidiary RSA Overseas Holdings B.V. announces a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares in Codan A/S.
May 10, 2007
London, Paris and New York Offices Advise Converium in the Now Friendly Combination with SCOR
Converium Holding AG agrees to friendly combination with French reinsurer SCOR S.A. -- Valued at $2.8 billion.
April 30, 2007
London, Paris and New York Offices Represent Converium in Defense of $2.5B Unsolicited Offer
Firm represents Converium Holding AG in connection with its defense of the $2.5 billion unsolicited offer by SCOR S.A.
April 3, 2007
Willkie Advises Swiss Re in Multinational Combination of Crédito y Caución and Atradius N.V.
Under the agreement, Madrid-based Crédito y Caución will become part of the new Atradius Group, which will be headquartered in Amsterdam.
March 7, 2007
London Office Assists Underwriters in GE’s $2.8 Billion Sale of Swiss Re Common Shares
GE announces sale of its holdings of Swiss Re common shares, yielding proceeds of $2.8 billion upon completion.
December 14, 2006
London Office Advises on 3i’s $1.8 Billion Countrywide MBO
3i Group Plc acquires Countrywide Plc, the U.K.'s biggest real estate broker.
October 15, 2004
Firm Advises Converium in $420 Million Private Placement
After winning investor support Swiss reinsurer Converium Holding AG closed on a $420 million capital increase.
December 16, 2003
Firm Represents 3i Group in Acquisition of HSS Service Group Ltd.
Willkie client 3i Group plc announces agreement to buy tool rental business HSS Service Group Ltd. from Davis Service Group plc for £145 million ($254 million).
September 4, 2003
Firm represents Royal & SunAlliance on its £960 million ($1.5 billion) Rights Issue
Company expected to offer one share for each share investors already own, at a price of 70 pence, or 55 percent less than the September 3rd close.