September 03, 2014
The Weil team advising Synchrony on the IPO and debt offering was led by Capital Markets partners David Lefkowitz and Corey Chivers, and included Banking & Finance partner Douglas Urquhart; Mergers & Acquisitions partners Howard Chatzinoff and Jackie Cohen; Public Company Advisory Group partners Ellen Odoner and Howard Dicker; Structured Finance & Derivatives partner John Dedyo; Tax partners Kenneth Heitner and Chayim Neubort; Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits partner Paul Wessel; Technology & IP Transactions partner Charan Sandhu; Financial Institutions Regulatory partner Derrick Cephas; Complex Commercial Litigation partner Robert Berezin; Securities Litigation partner Greg Danilow; Capital Markets associates Andrew Woodworth, Jessica Wang, Jake Schneider and Christine Paik; Banking & Finance associates Philip Ratner and Alana St. Aude; Business Finance & Restructuring associate David Griffiths; Mergers & Acquisitions associates Jamie Lurie, Sanil Padiyedathu and Vladislava Soshkina; Public Company Advisory Group associates Ade Heyliger and Joanna Jia; Structured Finance & Derivatives associates Eugene Ng and Maia Pelleg; Tax associates Mark Dundon and Ben Solaimani; Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits associates Amanda Rosenblum and Jennifer Haydel Britz; Technology & IP Transactions associates Caroline Geiger and Janell Wise; Complex Commercial Litigation Associates Robert Levin and Robyn Lewis; and Real Estate Associates John Goldman, Sarah Jonas and Mallory Owen.
Weil’s Capital Markets team has advised issuers and underwriters in a number of recent noteworthy debt and equity offerings, including:
- Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan, as lead underwriters, in the $3.25 billion senior notes offering, $900 million common stock offering and $1.5 billion offering of tangible equity units by Tyson Foods, Inc. to finance its acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company;
- TE Connectivity Ltd. in the $1 billion senior notes offering by Tyco Electronics Group S.A. (Luxembourg) to finance its acquisition of Measurement Specialties, Inc.;
- Barclays, J.P. Morgan, Macquarie, RBC, Suntrust Robinson Humphrey and Wells Fargo, as underwriters, in a $665 million offering of limited liability company interests and a $305 million offering of senior convertible notes by Macquarie Infrastructure Company to finance its acquisition of all of the equity of International-Matex Tank Terminals that it did not already own; and
- Signet Jewelers Limited (Bermuda) in a $400 million senior notes offering to finance its approximately $1.4 billion acquisition of Zale Corporation.