June 13, 2013
Firm Advises Take-Two Interactive in $250 Million Bond Offering and Redemption of Outstanding Notes
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. prices $250 million of 1.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018.
May 23, 2013
Firm Represents RenaissanceRe in $275 Million Public Equity Offering
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announces offering of 5.375% Series E Preference Shares.
May 2, 2013
Willkie Represents W. R. Berkley in $350 Million Hybrid Bond Offering
Insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation closes on offering of aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Subordinated Debentures due 2053.
April 30, 2013
Willkie Advises Time Warner in CME’s Common and Preferred Stock Offering
Time Warner agrees to exercise preemptive right to purchase 49.9% of the number of shares of Class A common stock sold in CME’s $174 million public offering, and will purchase $200 million of CME’s new Series B Preferred shares in a private placement.
April 19, 2013
Willkie Advises Issuer in $1.25 Billion Public Debt Offering
Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., sells $1 billion in ten year notes and $250 million in five year notes.
April 16, 2013
Paris Office Advises on Bond Issuances by Private Placement for City of Marseilles’ and Région Champagne-Ardenne
Firm represents placement agent Natixis and the City of Marseilles in the City’s successfully launched €40 million bond issue, and advises Natixis on two private placement bond issuances by Région Champagne-Ardenne.
April 1, 2013
Willkie Advises XL on Investments in Five Oaks
Firm represents XL Investments Ltd in connection with its investments in Five Oaks Investment Corp. and in its investment in Oak Circle Capital Partners LLC, the Manager of Five Oaks.
March 6, 2013
Firm Advises Underwriters in Radian Group’s Concurrent Common Stock and Convertible Notes Offerings with Gross Proceeds of $712 Million
Firm represents underwriters, led by joint bookrunning managers Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, in the transaction.
December 27, 2012
Firm Represents Ventas in $925 Million Bond Offering
Leading healthcare Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Ventas, Inc. closes on public offering of senior notes.
December 18, 2012
Firm Advises Teva in $2 Billion Public Debt Offering and $3 Billion Credit Facility
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited closes on two-tranche offering of senior notes, and announces new five-year, unsecured revolving credit facility.
December 10, 2012
Firm Recognized for its Role in NYSE Euronext’s Top Secondary Transaction of 2012
Willkie client Bonduelle Group, the world’s leading producer of processed vegetables, honored for its inaugural bond issue on the European private placement market.
November 9, 2012
Paris Office Advises Bank Pools and 44 French Authorities on €610 Million Bond Issue
Newly issued French bond will provide local authorities the opportunity to finance public investments previously stalled by liquidity crunch.
October 24, 2012
Willkie Represents Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and UBS Investment Bank in Lennar’s $350 Million Bond Offering
Willkie represents the initial purchasers in Lennar Corporation’s offering of 4.750% Senior Notes due 2022.
October 19, 2012
Paris Office Advises Arkema in €250 Million Tap Bonds Issue
Latest transaction increases the size of the company’s bonds loan to an aggregate €480 million.
October 12, 2012
Willkie Advises Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank Securities and Jefferies in Shutterstock’s IPO
Firm assists underwriters in leading stock photo and video provider’s $76.5 million initial public offering.
October 11, 2012
Firm Represents Ryerson in Offering of $900 Million Principal Amount of Notes and Related Tender Offers and Consent Solicitations
Ryerson Inc. closes on its offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 9% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 and $300 million aggregate principal amount of 11¼% Senior Notes due 2018.
August 13, 2012
Firm Advises MetLife on $750 Million Bond Offering
Willkie advises MetLife, Inc. in offer and sale of $750 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.125% Senior Notes Due 2042.
August 8, 2012
Firm Advises Level 3 in $775 Million Bond Offering
Level 3 Communications, Inc. completes latest Rule 144A offering of senior notes.
July 24, 2012
Willkie Advises Initial Purchasers in Lennar’s $350 Million Bond Offering
Willkie represents Deutsche Bank Securities, BofA Merrill Lynch and UBS Investment Bank in the Rule 144A offering of senior notes.
July 24, 2012
Firm Advises Level 3 in $300 Million Bond Offering
Level 3 Communications, Inc. prices latest Rule 144A offering of senior notes.
May 11, 2012
Willkie Advises Selling Shareholders in $588 Million Secondary Offering of Ulta Beauty Common Stock
Ulta Beauty, the nation’s largest beauty products and services retailer, prices offering of seven million shares by Willkie clients Doublemousse B.V. and Moussetrap.
April 23, 2012
Firm Represents Ventas in $600 Million Bond Offering
Leading healthcare Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Ventas, Inc. prices offering of senior notes.
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 5, 2012
Willkie Advises Clovis Oncology in Public Offering
Clovis Oncology, Inc. prices $75 million public offering of common stock.
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 28, 2012
Firm Advises on Arch Capital Group’s $325 Million Equity Offering
Willkie represents the underwriters in Arch Capital Group Ltd.’s public offering of preferred shares.
March 16, 2012
Firm Advises W. R. Berkley on $350 Million Bond Offering
Insurance holding company W. R. Berkley Corporation closes on offering of 4.625% Senior Notes Due 2022.
March 14, 2012
Firm Advises on Marsh & McLennan’s $250 Million Senior Notes Offering
Willkie represents the underwriters, led by joint book-running managers Barclays Capital and HSBC, in the transaction.
January 19, 2012
Firm Advises Level 3 in $900 Million Bond Offering
Level 3 completes latest Rule 144A offering of senior notes.
January 13, 2012
Firm Advises Ventas, Inc. in $1.13 Billion Secondary Offering
Lazard Real Estate Partners sells 21,070,658 shares of common stock of healthcare Real Estate Investment Trust Ventas, Inc.
January 11, 2012
Willkie Advises on Allstate’s $500 Million Debt Offering
Firm advises the underwriters in The Allstate Corporation’s offering of 5.200% Senior Notes Due 2042.
November 17, 2011
Firm Represents Clovis Oncology in Initial Public Offering
Biopharmaceutical company Clovis Oncology, Inc. announces pricing of its $130 million initial public offering.
November 10, 2011
Firm Advises Teva Pharmaceutical on $5 Billion Offering of Senior Notes
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited successfully closed the largest securities offering by an Israeli company.
July 19, 2011
Willkie Represents Level 3 in $600 Million Bond Offering
Level 3 announces pricing of $600 million Rule 144A offering of senior notes.
July 19, 2011
Firm Advises on Marsh & McLennan’s $500 Million Bond Offering
Willkie represents the underwriters, led by joint book-running managers BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC., in the transaction.
May 12, 2011
Firm Advises Ventas in $700 Million Notes Offering
Ventas, Inc., one of the nation's leading healthcare real estate investment trusts, announces public offering of 4.750% Senior Notes due 2021.
April 26, 2011
Paris Office Advises Sodexo in $600 Million Private Placement
Sodexo, the NYSE Euronext Paris-listed leader in comprehensive services solutions, closes on $600 million private placement of senior unsecured notes.
March 17, 2011
Firm Advises Teva on $750 Million Offering of Senior Notes
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay certain indebtedness under its unsecured credit facilities.
November 8, 2010
Frankfurt Office Advises Salzgitter AG on €295.5 Million Issue of Exchangeable Bonds
Salzgitter Finance B.V., a wholly owned Dutch subsidiary of Willkie client Salzgitter AG, issues bonds exchangeable into shares of Aurubis AG.
June 17, 2010
Firm Advises Teva on $2.5 Billion Offering of Senior Notes
Teva expects to use proceeds to repay certain indebtedness, pay a portion of the purchase price for its recent acquisition of Merckle-ratiopharm group and for general corporate purposes.
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.
March 17, 2010
Firm Assists RenaissanceRe Holdings in $250 Million Offering
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announces its subsidiary, RenRe North America Holdings Inc., has sold in an underwritten public offering $250 million aggregate principal amount of 5.750% Senior Notes due 2020.
March 11, 2010
Firm Advises on PartnerRe’s $500 Million Debt Offering
Willkie serves as counsel to the underwriters led by joint bookrunners BoA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse.
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 7, 2010
Firm Represents Level 3 in $640 Million Notes Offering and Tender Offer for $550 Million of Outstanding Debt
Level 3 Communications, Inc. announces that its subsidiary, Level 3 Financing, has agreed to issue $640 million senior notes in a private offering, and has commenced a tender offer to purchase $550 million of its outstanding senior notes.
August 20, 2009
Frankfurt Office Advises Commerzbank in €12 Billion Mid-Term Financing Plan for Schaeffler Group
Firm assists Commerzbank in its role as largest lender.
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.
May 12, 2009
Firm Advises on Allstate’s $1 Billion Two-Tranche Offering of Senior Notes
Willkie represents the underwriters, led by joint book-running managers Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and J.P. Morgan Securities, in the transaction.
May 8, 2009
Frankfurt Office Assists Munich Re in Sale of Shares of its Equity Holding in Admiral Group
Munich Re sells 13 million shares of its equity holding in Admiral Group Plc. by way of a block trade.
January 23, 2009
Paris Office Assists Schneider Electric in €750 Million Debt Offering
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, completes €750 million bond issue with fixed coupon maturing in July 2013.
November 17, 2008
Willkie Advises Level 3 in Debt Tender Offers and in Agreements to Raise $400 Million in New Capital
Level 3 Communications, Inc. announces that it has commenced separate tender offers to purchase for cash three series of its outstanding convertible notes.
August 1, 2008
Willkie Advises KKR in Initial Public Offering and Acquisition of KKR Private Equity Investors
Firm serves as special investment management counsel to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in connection with KKR's agreement to acquire KKR Private Equity Investors, L.P.
May 23, 2007
Willkie Assists Ventas, Inc. in $947 Million Offering
Ventas, Inc. announces that it has priced a public offering of 23,400,000 shares of its common stock at $40.50 per share.
May 10, 2007
Firm Assists Zurich in $1.5 Billion Private Placement
Zurich Financial Services successfully completes private placement of $1.5 billion of subordinated debt with a maturity of up to 60 years.
May 4, 2007
Willkie Assists Underwriters in Allstate’s $1 Billion Hybrid Offering
The Allstate Corporation launches and prices $1 billion in subordinated debentures due 2067.
March 12, 2007
Paris Office Assists Schneider Electric in €1 Billion Share Capital Increase
Schneider Electric launches share capital increase with preferential subscription rights valued at approximately €1 billion.
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
Firm Advises RenaissanceRe on $300 Million Public Offering
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announces pricing of its $300 million public offering of 6.60% Series D Preference Shares.
July 27, 2006
Willkie Assists GateHouse Media Inc. in Plans for IPO
Newspaper group GateHouse Media Inc., a portfolio company of Willkie client Fortress Investment Group LLC, files registration statement with the SEC for planned initial public offering tentatively valued at up to $200 million.
June 23, 2006
Firm Advises Level 3 in Offerings Valued at Over $900 Million
Level 3 Communications, Inc. announces an equity offering and a debt offering with a combined value of over $900 million.
June 16, 2006
Willkie Represents Underwriters in Brookdale Senior’s $785 Million Offerings
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. files $700 million follow-on and $85 million secondary offerings with SEC.
May 13, 2006
Willkie Advises Lead Underwriters in Series of Innovative Offerings to Help Fund a $6.8 Billion Acquisition by Swiss Re
Willkie team assists initial purchasers in series of securities offerings by Swiss Reinsurance Company that raised $3 billion to partially fund Swiss Re's $6.8 billion acquisition of GE Insurance Solutions.
March 28, 2006
Willkie Client MidAmerican Energy Closes on $9.4B Acquisition and $1.7B Offering
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company closes on its previously announced $9.4 billion acquisition of PacifiCorp. and on a $1.7 billion debt offering.
March 21, 2006
Willkie Represents TransDigm Group in $230 Million IPO
Aircraft component maker TransDigm Group Inc. announces that it has priced its $230 million initial public offering, consisting of 10,954,570 common shares at $21 per share.
March 10, 2006
Willkie Advises Oracle Healthcare Acquisition Corp. on Initial Public Offering
Oracle Healthcare Acquisition Corp. closes initial public offering of 15,000,000 units, generating gross proceeds of $120,000,000.
February 1, 2006
Willkie Assists Teva in $2.75 Billion Offering
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announces that it has priced its offering of $2.75 billion of debt securities through several special purpose finance subsidiaries.
December 13, 2005
Willkie Assists Zurich Financial Services in $1.3 Billion 144A Offering
Zurich Financial Services announces $1.3 billion offering of Enhanced Capital Advantaged Preferred Securities.
November 10, 2004
Paris Office Advises French Toll-Roads Company in $3.7 Billion IPO
French government announces $3.7 billion-plus initial public offering of Willkie client Groupe SAPRR SA, a Paris-based toll-roads company.
November 2, 2004
Thomson Financial Ranks Willkie Among Leading Firms Advising on Offerings
Thomson Financial, the leading provider of financial information, ranks Willkie among the top ten law firms serving as “Issuer Legal Advisor” on U.S. Convertible Offerings for the first three quarters of 2004.
June 25, 2004
Daniel Hurstel Addresses Vienna Conference on Accession to European Markets
Paris partner Daniel Hurstel recently addressed an international conference in Vienna focusing on the legal, business and economic implications of the expanding European single market, which currently comprises nearly 500 million people in 25 member states.
June 22, 2004
BioMérieux Launches IPO
French diagnostic group bioMérieux launched its initial public offering, which Willkie client Wendel Investment, the French private equity group, utilized to sell its 35 percent holding in the company.
June 6, 2004
Firm Serves as Issuer's Counsel in Polypore International IPO
Polypore International Inc. announces plans to go public less than one month after Willkie client Warburg Pincus LLC completed a $1.14 billion LBO of the Charlotte, N.C.-based filtration equipment maker.
April 30, 2004
Willkie Featured in 2004 Chambers USA Guide to Leading Lawyers
Firm prominently featured in the 2004 edition of Chambers USA - America’s Leading Business Lawyers.
November 6, 2003
Firm Handles Pharmion IPO
Willkie client Pharmion Corporation announced its $84 million initial public offering of 6 million shares of common stock at $14.00 per share.
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.
May 29, 2003
Steven Gartner Interviewed by IPO Journal
Corporate partner Steven J. Gartner was interviewed for the May edition of the IPO Journal on the success of the firm’s IPO practice and on current trends and forecasts for IPO transactions in 2003 and 2004.