Clients rely on our Finance Group to help them navigate the business and legal complexities of novel and multi-dimensional debt financing transactions. Our versatile finance practitioners work closely with our mergers and acquisitions, securities, tax, real estate and bankruptcy lawyers to provide seamless advice and innovative solutions that address our clients' debt financing needs related to all types of transactions and capital structures.
Article 9 of Regulation (EU) No. 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on over-the-counter derivatives (“OTC Derivatives”), central counterparties and trade repositories (as amended, “EMIR”) requires counterparties to derivatives trades to provide information regarding such trades to trade repositories registered with, or recognized by the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”).
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Paul, Weiss represented Focus Brands Inc., a portfolio company of Roark Capital Group, in connection with the issuance of $300 million in additional bonds under its existing whole business securitization facility.
Gestamp Automoción Completes €400 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering and Amendment of the €1.1 Billion Senior Facilities Agreement
Paul, Weiss represented Gestamp Automoción, S.A., a leading global supplier of automotive components and assemblies, in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of €400 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2026.
Paul, Weiss advised Driven Brands Funding, LLC, a leading franchisor and operator of aftermarket automobile services and parts distribution centers in the United States and Canada and an affiliate of our client Roark Capital Group, in the closing of a $275 million securitization of the Take 5 quick-lube brand backed primarily by company-owned store assets and certain revenue-generating contracts, intellectual property and other related collateral.
Grupo Antolin Completes €250 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering and Amendment of €620 Million Senior Term And Revolving Facilities
Paul, Weiss represented Grupo Antolin-Irausa, S.A., a global tier 1 player in the design, development, manufacturing and supply of automotive interior components, in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of €250 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2026.
Aurum Group, an Apollo Portfolio Company Based in the UK, Completes Refinancing, Issues First High-Yield Bond
Aurum Group, an Apollo-owned retailer of luxury watches and jewelry, raised £265 million from a first-ever issuance of senior secured notes due 2023, with a portion of the proceeds used to refinance its existing term loan.
Paul, Weiss is representing Gamut Capital LP in its strategic investment in International Automotive Components Group S.A. (IAC).
Paul, Weiss represented AM Conservation Group, Inc., a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., in its acquisition of PlanetEcosystems, Inc., a developer of software-based technology solutions for utilities.