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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Securities, Finance, Corporate Governance




United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

Jointly headed by Matthew Kaplan and Steven Slutzky, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s New York-based team leverages the firm’s market leading private equity funds practice to dominate in that sphere, but it also routinely acts for corporate issuers, financial institutions and underwriters. In a key example of its signature strength, Kaplan advised Getty Images, a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group, on a $250m debt-for-debt exchange. Kaplan also assisted Westpac with a series of debt transactions totaling $13.7bn. Slutzky’s recent debt transactions included acting for Reynolds Group in the placement of $1.3bn senior secured notes, $750m senior secured floating rate notes and $800m of senior notes. Peter Loughran is also recommended and advised Manulife on its registered MJDS offering of $1.7bn of senior notes.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The ‘fantastic’ team at Debevoise & Plimpton LLPcould not be bettered’, according to some. In a major headline, capital markets co-head Steven Slutzky led the firm’s advice to US Foods Holding in its $1bn IPO, which was notably the fifth-largest IPO in the US during 2016. Matthew Kaplan jointly leads the New York-based practice and has handled a string of landmark equity deals recently, including acting for BoozAllen Hamilton Holding in a series of secondary offerings totaling $2bn. Peter Loughran is also an active member of the team and advised SiteOne Landscape Supply on its $241.5m IPO. Among the firm’s manager-side work, Loughran advised Barclays and Credit Suisse as lead underwriters on the $169m IPO of GMS.

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Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s multi-disciplinary team is well versed in global debt and equity offerings for underwriters and issuers. Westpac Banking Corporation is a major client, which the firm advised on a series of issues in 2016 totaling $13.75bn. On the equity side the firm acted for Booz Allen Hamilton, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, in a series of secondary offerings worth £2bn. The group also handled several significant transactions for underwriters, such as Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital and Goldman Sachs, in connection with offerings by Metlife totaling $3.9bn. Matthew Kaplan and Steven Slutzky jointly lead the team from New York.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s diverse practice is weighted towards the issuer side, and it acts for an impressive range of corporate issuers, asset managers and portfolio companies in high-yield matters. Steven Slutzky jointly leads the New York-based department and advised HD Supply on its $1bn high-yield notes offering; he also assisted US Foods Holding with its $600m offering of notes. Group co-head Matthew Kaplan acted for Corporate Risk Holdings in several capital markets transactions connected to its $2bn restructuring, including its $825m offering of senior first lien secured notes. NCI Building Systems and Univar are other clients.

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