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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Securities, Latin America Practice




United States: Finance

Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s global practice, which is led out of New York by group co-heads Matthew Kaplan and Steven Slutzky, is particularly active in Latin America, Europe and Australia. Recent highlights include Paul Rodel assisting Globo Comunicação e Participações with its $200m offering of senior secured exchangeable notes. Australia-based Westpac remains an active client and Matthew Kaplan recently advised it on a $1.2bn offering of convertible securities through its New Zealand branch. Kaplan also advised Deutsche Bank, as lead underwriter, on Liberty Mutual Finance Europe’s $500m senior notes offering.

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Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: high-yield debt offerings

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s issuer-focused practice is recognized for its strength in private equity, financial services and TMT-related matters. Matthew Kaplan co-heads the New York-based group and a strong year saw him advise The Hertz Corporation on a $1.2bn private notes offering, and handle a $350m notes offering for Booz Allen Hamilton. In a notable private equity mandate, Paul Rodel advised Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, on its $700m notes offering. Peter Loughran, group co-lead Steven Slutzky and newly promoted partner Morgan Hayes are also recommended.

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