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United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings

Within: Capital markets: debt offerings

John Donovan’s New York-headquartered team at White & Case LLP is complemented by platforms in Washington DC and Miami, the latter facilitating the group’s strong showing in Latin America. The firm’s historically close relationships with lenders translates into a robust financial issuer practice and it also shines in energy deals. Gary Kashar and banking partner Francis Zou advised Agricultural Bank of China (New York Branch) on several matters, including the update of its $10bn MTN program and a subsequent $1.2bn offering of senior notes under the program. Kashar also acted for Kansas City Southern in a $2bn note exchange offer. In another highlight, Jonathan Michels teamed up with Daniel Nam and global M&A head John Reiss to assist Fortis with its $2bn Rule 144A/Regulation S notes issuance.

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Capital markets: equity offerings

Within: Capital markets: equity offerings

The Americas capital markets group at White & Case LLP is led out of New York by John Donovan and it also benefits from key domestic platforms in Washington DC and Miami, as well as Latin American footholds in Mexico City and São Paulo. The energy sector remains a primary source of deals and the firm also has a strong record in the life sciences and technology sectors, with a good split between issuer and underwriter-side work. Recent mandates saw David Johansen advising Hess on its $1.1bn offering of common stock and concurrent $575m offering of depositary shares. On the underwriter side, Colin Diamond assisted Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, Jefferies and RBC Capital Markets with Mimecast’s $77.5m IPO. All named partners are based in New York.

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Capital markets: global offerings

Within: Capital markets: global offerings

Headed by John Donovan, the team at White & Case LLP has a strong reputation for advising clients on offerings linked to Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Lawyers in New York, such as John Vetterli, are noted for their expertise in Latin America issues and work closely with offices in SĂŁo Paulo and Mexico City, while the highly experienced Colin Diamond (also in New York) is a market leader for Israel-related debt and equity offerings. Work highlights included advising the underwriters on the $77.5m Nasdaq IPO and $75.9m secondary offering of UK software company Mimecast, and acting for Canadian company Fortis in a $2bn bond issue that went towards its acquisition of ITC Holdings.

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